The Earl and Countess of Wessex are set to continue their travels across the globe with the aim of promoting the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Prince Edward is planning to travel to the USA to visit participants of the scheme in Chicago on the 25th and 26th February. Alongside this, both the Earl and Countess are set to visit Barbados from the 27th February to the 2nd March, and then will move on to visit Jamaica from the 2nd to the 5th March.
Throughout 2013, the Earl and Countess travelled to various countries as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. These visits included trips to Hong Kong, Canada, South Africa and Zambia, amongst other counties.
In relation to these recent travel plans, in October 2013, the Countess of Wessex was named as the first Global Ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Sophie received this ambassadorship during her trip to South Africa where she learnt how the Duke of Edinburgh scheme was helping young people in the local community.
Prince Edward is expected to be made Duke of Edinburgh after his father dies, so it is assumed that the Earl will then continue his work with the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme. With this in mind, the Countess of Wessex would become the Duchess of Edinburgh.