|Prince Edward waving to spectators at Point Piper, Sydney.|
The Queen's youngest son arrived from South Korea, where he as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, attended the International Gold Event Korea Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Youth Centre of Korea, Chungham, Seoul.
Prince Edward will perform similar duties in Australia where he will commemorate more than 50 years of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Australia. After his arrival in Sydney The Earl of Wessex met NSW Premier Mike Baird on Monday, after visiting the Prince Edward Yacht Club at Point Piper. An afternoon reception at Parliament House was also attended by Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres.
On Tuesday, the Prince visited the Art Gallery of NSW before meeting Duke of Edinburgh Award participants from eight inner west schools at Ashfield Boys High School. About 22,000 young Australians are enrolled on the scheme, the largest youth development program in the world.
During his stay downunder he will meet more than 1,000 young people and ,1200 volunteers throughout the country.
Having been committed to the award since achieving his gold in 1986, the Prince is the United Kingdom and International Trustee and Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Council.
The Earl’s visit to Australia begins just after his sister’s had ended. In October The Princess Royal had a four day visit to Australia where she visited numerous charities she supports and is patron of, like the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC).
|Prince Edward met Duke of Edinburgh Award participants.|