Royal visit for Gibraltar to mark Platinum Jubilee

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are meeting British forces during their trip to Gibraltar, travelling to British territories overseas as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie arrived in Gibraltar on Tuesday for the visit, which is to focus on youth opportunity and education and includes a Guard of Honour at Gibraltar's RAF base, formed of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment.

They are set to attend a parade near the 19th Century built barracks in Casemates Square.

Today, Thursday, the Earl and Countess will present members of the emergency services with their Platinum Jubilee medals, before attending The Queen’s Birthday Parade in Casemates Square.

On Wednesday they made a trip to Her Majesty’s Naval Base where the Earl meet with crew members of RFA Argus as Commodore in Chief of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

To add to the occasion, The Queen sent a message to the people of Gibraltar on the occasion of the royal visit.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex last visited Gibraltar in 2012, to mark  The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.