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Royal visit from arrival to Moorish Castle Estate

Pics by Johnny Bugeja and Stephen Ignacio

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, arrived in Gibraltar on Tuesday evening, visiting RAF Gibraltar, the Convent and Moorish Castle Estate.

Pictured: The Royal Gibraltar Regiment march onto the parade square.
British Forces Gibraltar were delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex as they arrived in Gibraltar for a visit to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The couple arrived five hours delayed due to technical issues on their flight and on Tuesday evening were greeted by the Governor, Sir David Steel, and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on the runway.

The Earl and Countess then visited South Dispersal where they were met by the Commander British Forces, Commodore Steven Dainton and the Royal Gibraltar Regiment.

They also saw a 21 Royal Gun Salute, and then visited the Convent where they were greeted by the public.

Early on Wednesday morning the Earl and Countess visited Moorish Castle Estate where they met local residents and spoke to schoolchildren was St Bernard’s Lower and Upper Primary Schools and Prior Park.

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