Prince Ed coming here

Britain's Prince Edward, and his wife, the Countess of Wessex, visit Bahrain's Grand Mosque. (Ali Fraidoon / AP)
Britain's Prince Edward, and his wife, the Countess of Wessex, visit Bahrain's Grand Mosque. (Ali Fraidoon / AP)
Posted: April 04, 2012

A BRITISH PRINCE will pay a royal visit to Philadelphia at the end of the month.

Nope, not William or Harry.

Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, is coming to the city on April 26 and 27 for a series of events to mark his mother's 60 years on the throne, the city announced Tuesday.

And Mayor Nutter is delighted.

"This is a high honor for us here in Philadelphia," Nutter said. "I'm looking forward to meeting Prince Edward, strengthening our ties."

Edward will meet with students from Girard College, Science Leadership Academy and Valley Forge Military Academy who've been honored by the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program set up by his dad, Prince Philip.

Edward will plant a tree at Girard College, stroll through Independence National Historical Park and have a private dinner at the Restaurant School.

Edward is seventh in the line of succession to the throne.

"For me, a kid from 55th and Larchwood, having the opportunity to meet Prince Edward and any of the members of the royal family is a great honor," Nutter said.


Contact Catherine Lucey at 215-854-4172 or luceyc@phillynews.com. Read her blog, Philly Clout, at phillyclout.com.

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