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Bermuda's Royal Visitors were met by an idyllic sunset upon their arrival yesterday at LF Wade International Airport.

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, landed at 6.45pm on a British Airways flight.

They stepped onto the tarmac at about 7pm, to be greeted by Governor Sir Richard Gozney and his wife Lady Gozney, Aide-de-Camp Chris Wheddon, and Premier Paula Cox with her husband Germaine Nkeuleu.

Prince Edward wore a dark, brass-buttoned blazer and carried a Panama hat; the Countess wore a navy blue suit. They stepped onto a pink carpet before a small gathering of media, police drivers and airport officials.

The couple left the airport through the Queen's Gate for dinner at Government House.

The Royal couple travelled separately, with Prince Edward travelling with Sir Richard and the Countess in the same car as Lady Gozney.

Their two day visit to Bermuda is set around the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Ceremony. Arriving at 9.30am, the Earl will present Gold Awards, and meet current and past officials of the Awards at The Centre on Angle Street in Hamilton.

Part of the Botanical Gardens is also closed to the public today for a private reception at Camden House.

The east grounds of the gardens are to reopen at 4pm.

It is the third visit to the Island for the Earl of Wessex, and the first visit for the Countess. The Royal Couple are to travel on from Bermuda tomorrow by private jet.

Welcoming party: Governor Sir Richard Gozney, Lady Gozney, Premier Paula Cox and her husband Germaine Nkeuleu, and ADC Major Chris Wheddon greet HRH the Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex at LF Wade International Airport last night.
Photo by Mark Tatem HRH the Earl of Wessex and HRH the Countess of Wessex arrive at the LF Wade International Airport last night. 16.3.11

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Published March 17, 2011 at 10:00 am (Updated March 17, 2011 at 10:08 am)

Prince Edward arrives for two day visit

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