Queen Elizabeth's third son, Prince Edward, Earl of Essex, and his wife Sophie are encountering growing anti-British opposition as they tour the Caribbean to mark the monarch”s Platinum Jubilee.
The U.S. prosecutors and attorneys for Britain’s Prince Andrew sniped at one another across the Atlantic on Monday, each saying the other side was to blame for the duke’s failure to participate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe.
The second day of the royal visit to Gibraltar began at HM Naval Base. The Duke of Wessex was welcomed by a group of children waving flags lining the balcony of The Tower. He inspected some of the units of HM forces Gibraltar, the fire service, bomb disposal, the police and one of their dogs.
On Monday 11th June 2012 Her Majesty the Queen's youngest son, Edward, The Earl of Wessex, accompanied by his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex arrived on board the British Airways scheduled flight at 11.50 at Gibraltar International Airport.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex – Prince Edward and Sophie - are visiting Gibraltar from Monday to Wednesday of next week as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, will formally inaugurate and name Gibraltar’s new air terminal during his forthcoming visit to the Rock. The plan was revealed during a debate in the Gibraltar parliament after Opposition leader Peter Caruana suggested the British Royal should carry out the task.“It’s already on his agenda,” replied Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.
The Spanish Government formally protested its “displeasure and discomfort” over the state visit of the Earl of Wessex to Gibraltar next month. But Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Garcia-Margallo nonetheless confirmed that the Spanish Queen Sofia will attend the May 18, 60th anniversary of the Coronation celebration in London, but “in a private capacity”.