HRH The Countess of Wessex appointed Global Ambassador

Published: 7 Oct 2013

HRH The Countess of Wessex has accepted an invitation to take up the role of Global Ambassador for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

The Countess’ appointment comes ahead of her visit to several Award units in South Africa. The Countess undertakes public duties for a variety of charities, including The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. HRH is committed to extending the rights and opportunities of young people, work she will continue as Global Ambassador for the Award worldwide.

Championing the Award

Secretary General of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation John May says he is absolutely delighted that The Countess has accepted her appointment as the Foundation’s first Global Ambassador.

“The Countess of Wessex is very well known throughout the world for her support for children and young people.  She is the patron of both GirlGuidingUK and The Tomorrow's People Trust in the UK, Chair of the DofE's Women in Business Committee and is already a wonderful ambassador for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.”

This week, The Countess will be visiting a young offenders institute on behalf of the Award to see how the programme is helping to rehabilitate young offenders.

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