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Prince Edward celebrates Prague school anniversary with tree
Mar 15, 2013, 16:02 GMT
Prince Edward and Countess Sophie
British Prince Edward has planted a tree to mark the 100th anniversary of a school in the Czech Republic.
The royal and his wife Countess Sophie visited the Jedlicka Institute for disabled children in Prague yesterday (14.03.13) in his role as patron of last year's London Paralympics and planted a fir to signify the facility's anniversary.
The royal couple met with students who had taken part in the games, and Edward was given a t-shirt bearing the club's logo.
Also on the final day of their three-day tour of the Czech Republic - which they are undertaking after being invited by the embassy and the Czech branch of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Foundation - the couple visited students at Prague British School.
Their visit began on Tuesday (12.03.13), when they met with President Milos Zeman and his wife Ivana at Prague Castle, in what was the president's official first visit from a prominent foreign guest.
On Wednesday (13.03.13), Edward - who chairs the council of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award foundation - presented 35 students with certificates confirming they had successfully participated in an education programme run by the scheme.
They prince and wife Sophie then went to Divadlo pod Palmovkou theatre to see a rehearsal of 'The King's Speech', which is about Edward's grandfather, King George VI.
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