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Royalty to visit Kelowna wineries

The Earl and Countess of Wessex.
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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - If you are enamoured by royalty mark Sept. 16 on your calendar, the Earl and Countess of Wessex will be in Kelowna as part of a whirlwind tour of B.C.

The tour will begin Sept. 12 in Victoria with a review of the Guard of Honour from the Royal Canadian Navy and on the Saturday will remain in Victoria to present awards and visit with different groups. On Sunday they will head to Vancouver for a myriad of events and on Monday will be back on Vancouver Island.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 they will travel to Kelowna to present some youth with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award at Mission Hill Family Estate and then Prince Edward will visit with Regional Forest Fire First Responders at Cedar Creek Estate Winery. They will cap off their trip to B.C. with a dinner back at Mission Hill Family Estate.

Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon will accompany them on most of the events. The Earl will head to Saskatchewan following the B.C. tour while the Countess will visit Northern Ontario.

A detailed itinerary will be released closer to the time of the visit.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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