Prince Edward in Toronto during Canada visit
Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:11AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 27, 2015 1:04PM EDT
Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, toured two Toronto technology labs and met with some budding entrepreneurs during his latest visit to Canada.
Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son arrived at Queen’s Park Tuesday morning, where he met Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Prince Edward then toured the downtown Toronto office of Think2Thing, a 3D printing lab and the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University, where he met with two Toronto high school students behind a wearable heart monitor that can alert emergency services.
And he's arrived! A very warm welcome to His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. pic.twitter.com/D4r3xOy9Xf— THINK2THING (@Think2thing) October 27, 2015
"It's great to see that young people are coming up with these fantastic ideas," Prince Edward told CTV Toronto. He said it's important for young people to have the resources to turn an idea "into something that becomes commercially viable."
Andre Bertram, a student at Danforth Collegiate, said Prince Edward exhibited a passion for entrepreneurship.
His classmate Frank Nguyen added: "We're both high school students, so we never expected to meet someone that high up so early on."
Next week, the prince will visit Nova Scotia for several events.
He will also be visiting his namesake, Prince Edward Island, as well as Newfoundland.