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HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

On Thursday 27 April 2017 we welcomed HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, to our Cambridge school. The Earl of Wessex joined staff and students in a celebration of education and international cooperation.

Learn about The Earl of Wessex in our reading activity and then answer six questions about the text.

HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, is the youngest child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. He has two older brothers, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, and older sister, Princess Anne. With his wife, The Countess of Wessex, The Earl of Wessex spends much of his time carrying out public engagements on behalf of the Royal Family. These engagements include supporting many charities and organisations, particularly those that support young people.

Shortly before they get married in 1999, The Earl and Countess of Wessex founded The Wessex Youth Trust. This organisation gives grants and support to charities that help young people. To date, the Wessex Youth Trust has donated over 1 million pounds to more than 150 charities.

The Earl of Wessex is a big fan of sport and, among many things, is Patron of Paralympics GB and of The Tennis and Rackets Association. A patron is someone who gives support to an organisation in order to help them develop and become more well-known.

The Earl of Wessex also holds a number of military appointments in the United Kingdom and abroad: Royal Colonel of 2nd Battalion The Rifles, Royal Honorary Colonel of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry and The London Regiment, Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and Honorary Air Commodore of Royal Air Force Waddington.

Questions

Answer the following with either TRUE, FALSE or NOT GIVEN.

  1. The Earl has 3 siblings.
  2. The Earl is married.
  3. The Earl has 2 children.
  4. The Wessex Youth Trust has donated over 1 million pounds.
  5. The Earl often plays tennis.
  6. A patron has positive role to play.
HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex visits Bell Cambridge.
HRH The Earl of Wessex speaking to students about their project work during a visit to Bell Cambridge

Answers

  1. The Earl has 3 siblings. TRUE
  2. The Earl is married. TRUE
  3. The Earl has 2 children. NOT GIVEN
  4. The Wessex Youth Trust has donated over 1 million pounds. FALSE
  5. The Earl often plays tennis. NOT GIVEN
  6. A patron has positive role to play. TRUE

Find about more about HRH The Earl of Wessex and the Royal Family: https://www.royal.uk/home-royal-family

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