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Royal fans praise Edward after Romania trip to honour Philip’s legacy

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Royals fans cheered as Prince Edward visited Romania to honour the late Prince Philip’s legacy. As Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Earl of Wessex visited Romania for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award 14th Forum, which takes place every three years.

Taking place in the Cluj Napoca region of Romania, the conference brings together international leaders to discuss and plan the future growth of the award worldwide.

The Forum formally began on October 11 when the Earl gave a speech at the official welcoming ceremony.

Royal fans praised the Earl of Wessex as he continued his royal duties.

A fan called Jen tweeted: “Congratulations to them and thank you to the Duke of Edinburgh Earl of Wessex for honouring Prince Philip’s living legacy for us all.”

A second user, known as Bluesy, tweeted: “I hope he takes the title. Edward and Sophie are absolutely lovely.”

A third user, operating under the handle Queens gambit, said: “It’s great to hear more about the Earl of Wessex.”

Another user Ronplas wrote: “Good work & keeping flags of RF flying high. No noise, simply hard work. His wife doing the same in Central Africa. HMTQ & Prince Philip wld be so happy.

“No doubt KCIII & the rest of the team are super happy and encouraged. RF will not die bcs M&H left. Small potatoes.”

According to the statement by the Royal Family: “Throughout the four-day event, His Royal Highness met young Gold Award holders from across Europe and heard first-hand about the positive impact the Award has had on their lives.

“The visits included meeting young people at academia de Fotbal Viitorul Cluj who are participating in the Award – giving The Earl the chance to brush up on his own football skills.”

Established in the country over 20 years ago, over 10,000 young people across Romania are currently participating in the award scheme.

The theme of this year’s Forum was “supporting the infinite potential of young people” and focused on the challenges and opportunities facing young people today, and examined how the award can work to ensure they are fully equipped to face the world.

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At the end of the week, the Earl attended an International Gold Award Ceremony at Babes-Bolyai University where 70 young people from seven countries across Europe received their awards.

Many fans are eagerly waiting for him to be officially bestowed with the title of ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’.

Prince Philip was given the title of the Duke of Edinburgh when he married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947.

However, there has long been speculation that his youngest son could take on the role.

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