Earl of Wessex presents Duke of Edinburgh Award in St John’s
Britain’s Earl of Wessex presented the Duke of Edinburgh Award in St. John’s on Tuesday (02.11.15).
The 51-year-old royal – the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles – handed out the prize to 90 young people from the province Newfoundland and Labrador at the Gold Award Ceremony, held at the CLB Armoury in Canada.
According to CBA Canada, Edward told the recipients: “Life is full of opportunities, life is full of challenges. This programme gives young people the confidence to deal with opportunities. If a door opens, take it, seize that chance.”
The Duke of Edinburgh Award was introduced by his father Prince Philip, 94, in 1956 to recognise youngsters between the ages of 14 and 24 for their achievements in community service, skills, physical fitness and adventure tasks.
Meanwhile, the Prince also dished out 62 award to youths at the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards ceremony in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Monday (01.11.15).
Prince Edward, who has been the chairman of the award ceremony since 1992, said: “This program essentially teaches people how to be able to take opportunities, seize opportunities and how to overcome challenges.”