HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, made an unusual appearance in Washington for a reception at the US Capitol Monday evening. Co-hosted by Sen. Roger Wicker, Sen. Mary Landrieu, Sen. Kay Hagan, and Sen. Thad Cochran, the royal reception was held to honor the Prince for his work as International Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – a program designed to help build character and self-esteem in the world’s youth through volunteering and physical challenges.
The fete brought out a slew of prominent figures and media types such as British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald; Rep. Dennis Kucinich and wife, Elizabeth; CNN turned FOX News’ Ed Henry and wife, Shirley; Tammy Haddad; Miss America 2011 Theresa Scanlon; ABC News producer Polson Kanneth; AP’s Kimberly Dozier, Roger Simon and Marcia Kramer from Politico; Juleanna Glover; FNC’s Greta Van Susteren and husband, John Coale.
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L: Greta Van Susteren and Sen. Wicker R: Ed and Shirley Henry
*Photos by Gretel Truong, courtesy of Haddad Media.