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Prince Edward visits Coventry Judo Club to meet the athletes ahead of the Commonwealth Games

Prince Edward visits Coventry Judo Club to meet the athletes ahead of the Commonwealth Games

  • Prince Edward , 58, visited Coventry Judo Club on Thursday afternoon 
  • Earl is the Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation 
  • Spoke to athletes at Coventry Stadium & Arena about preparation for gmaes
  • Royal Family Twitter shared some snaps of Edward with the British Judo team

Prince Edward visited Coventry Judo Club on Thursday as Vice-Patron of Commonwealth Games Federation.

The Earl of Wessex, 58, took the opportunity to speak to the athletes about their preparation for the July games at Coventry Stadium & Arena.

Taking to Twitter, The Royal Family account shared some snaps of Edward with the British Judo team.   

Prince Edward visited Coventry Judo Club on Thursday as Vice-Patron of Commonwealth Games Federation

The Earl spoke to Tokyo 2020 Bronze medallist Chelsie Giles about her training schedule and her hopes for the games.

He also joined Neil Adams MBE to see the junior class in action and afterwards he spoke to the future Judo champs.

Neil is a patron of the club and Great Britain’s most decorated ‘judoka’. 

The stadium will host the Judo and Wrestling competitions as part of the Games in July. 

The Earl of Wessex, 58, took the opportunity to speak to the athletes about their preparation for the games at Coventry Stadium & Arena

The Earl of Wessex, 58, took the opportunity to speak to the athletes about their preparation for the games at Coventry Stadium & Arena

He also joined Neil Adams MBE to see the junior class in action and afterwards he spoke to the future Judo champs

He also joined Neil Adams MBE to see the junior class in action and afterwards he spoke to the future Judo champs

The Earl spoke to the athletes about their training schedule and her hopes for the games

The Earl spoke to the athletes about their training schedule and her hopes for the games

The prince looked smart in a black tailored suit which he paired with a white shirt and a burnt orange tie.   

Last week Prince Edward celebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee by planting a tree in Kenya.

The Pondo tree was in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Aberdare Open Field, Kenya – close to Treetops where his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was staying when she first learned she had acceded to the throne in 1952.

The tree planted by the Earl will form part of The Queen’s Green Canopy – a unique tree planting initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee .  

The prince looked smart in a black tailored suit which he paired with a white shirt and a burnt orange tie

The prince looked smart in a black tailored suit which he paired with a white shirt and a burnt orange tie

The stadium will host the Judo and Wrestling competitions as part of the Games in July

The stadium will host the Judo and Wrestling competitions as part of the Games in July

More than 60,000 trees have been planted across the UK since the Queen’s Green Canopy project was kicked off in March 2021.

Edward ditched his usual formal suits for the look and dressed in a short sleeved beige shirt and matching trousers for the engagement, and wore a hat to keep off the sun.

He’s travelled to Kenya solo, while his wife Sophie spent four days on an official visit to New York.  

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles – a longtime conservationist – planted an oak tree together on the Windsor Castle grounds in secret that month.

The official start of the project was announced in May 2021, and Her Majesty will be given a map of where all the trees have been planted at the end of her Jubilee year.

Last week Prince Edward celebrated the Queen's platinum jubilee by planting a tree in Kenya

Last week Prince Edward celebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee by planting a tree in Kenya



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