Friday, 20 April 2012

Earl and Countess of Wessex to visit Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR (Agencies)  The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones, are scheduled to visit Gibraltar of June 11 for a three-day visit. The royal visit is part of the celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee throughout the Commonwealth. According to GBC, among the events the Earl and Countess will attend are a parade and a dinner, both to be held on the day following their arrival. It is expected that the population of Gibraltar will come out in force as a way of showing its loyalty to Britain. The reaction in Spain, on the other hand, is likely to have the visit seen as a provocation, particularly by politicians, many of whom have in  the past used royal visits as a means of raising tensions regarding the sovereignty of the Rock and its waters. (See GBC Newswatch report)

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