According to the "Future Engagements" page on the website of the British Monarchy [sic.], TRH the Earl and Countess of Wessex will be carrying out engagements in Canada between Sept. 11th and 18th, 2012. This appears to constitute a pretty extensive "working visit," most of which only last for two to four days at the most. Is there any "official" dimension to this tour, given its length (e.g. to do with the Diamond Jubilee), or will TRH simply be making their usual rounds to their respective charities, to Lieutenant Governors' offices, to luncheons, and so forth?
Although "working visits" are a brilliant concept, our national media barely pay attention to them, thus denying Canadians an opportunity to more fully appreciate our monarchical system outside of the usual poles of mere celebrity, on the one hand, and mere constitutional law, on the other.