June 4, 2010

Miss America and Prince Edward together for a Royal Event last weekend in South Carolina

Pictured here from left: MAO Board Chairman Sam Haskell, III; one of the Miss South Carolina Organization recipients of the Duke of Edinburgh Award; HRH The Prince Edward; Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron and MAO President and CEO Art McMaster
The city of Greenville rolls out the red carpet immediately upon the Prince's arrival. He is bestowed with the keys to the cities of Greer, Spartanburg and Greenville. He also received gifts for his wife, a lovely bag and a South Carolina charm bracelet, as well as a Palmetto Prince medallion for his son and a Palmetto Princess crown for his daughter.
His visit is the result of a joint effort on the part of the Greenville Scottish Games and the Miss South Carolina Organization. Prince Edward will give out 70 Duke of Edinburgh Awards to Miss South Carolina contestants. The awards, started by Prince Edward's father Prince Philip, were designed to encourage young people to participate in sports, fitness and community service activities. The prince's arrival marked the beginning of a four-day tour of the Upstate as he attends the Greenville Scottish Games parade this evening and the main events at Furman University on Saturday. The Upstate region of South Carolina has one of the highest concentrations of Scots-Irish descendents in the United States. As a tribute to this colorful heritage, the Greenville Scottish Games was created to celebrate the sights and sounds of clan life in the Highlands of Scotland. Included in the recreation events are Heavy Athletic competitions including the sheaf and caber toss, bagpipe bands, lad and lassie pageant, border collie trials, rabbit run and british car show. I'm sure his highness had a merry old time! To learn more about this event visit their website  Here is a video link to the parade and more.
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