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British royalty coming to Fort McMurray Friday

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British royalty coming to Fort McMurray Friday

Photo of Sophie, Countess of Wessex, at Trooping the Colour in 2013 // Photo by carfax2 (Wikimedia Commons)

Break out the tea and crumpets.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is coming to Fort McMurray on Friday to view the damage done by the wildfire. She’ll be joined by Canada’s Governor General David Johnston. Her Royal Highness is married to Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son, Edward.

His Excellency will arrive before Her Royal Highness, meeting with volunteers, first responders, and First Nations leaders in Fort McKay. He’ll present those who helped in the wildfire with the Governor General’s Commendation for Outstanding Service.

From there he will go to the Fort McMurray International Airport with Mayor Melissa Blake to welcome Her Royal Highness to town. They’ll tour the damage in Beacon Hill, accompanied by R.E.S. Fire Chief Darby Allen among others.

There will also be a ceremony at Shell Place to honour first responders, where more Commendations for Outstanding Service will be handed out. The day will end at Fort McMurray 468 First Nation with more awards.

Our news team will provide live coverage of Her Royal Highness’ tour through Fort McMurray on our Twitter feed.

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