His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, will be in Philadelphia from April 26-27 for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee year, which is a real thing. Prince Edward is the chairman of the International Council of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association, a youth development program which operates in 132 countries and was launched in Philadelphia in 2009, and on his visit he will, “meet with Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants from Girard College, Science Leadership Academy and Valley Forge Military Academy as well as students from suburban high schools participating on an independent basis.”
While not doing that, he will surely be doing very, very fancy things, but this sounds pretty cool: “At Girard, Prince Edward will plant a tree in honor of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee of 60 years as Queen. His great-great-grandfather, King Edward VII, had planted a tree at Girard during his 1860 visit to Philadelphia.” Who knew we had royal trees? We sure didn’t.
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