Prince Edward and his wife to spend seven days in Canada
The Earl of Wessex Prince Edward stops to chat with members of The Calgary Stampede Showband during a visit to the Calgary Stampede on Sunday June 4, 2006. (Larry MacDougal / The Canadian Press)
Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012 11:16AM EDT
OTTAWA -- Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, countess of Wessex, will be in Canada for seven days starting Sept. 11.
It's billed as a working visit which includes stops in Ontario and the Arctic.
The Queen's youngest son and his wife have visited Canada many times, but this will be their first trip to the North.
The tour includes stops in the Ontario cities of Trenton, Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catharines and Midland, as well as a visit to Iqaluit.
Details of their public events are to be announced later by host organizations and communities.
The couple serve as colonels-in-chief to a number of Canadian Forces regiments and are patrons of a number of Canadian charitable and community organizations.