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President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio met Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on Monday 2 February 2015 in the Presidential Palace.
Prince Edward and Countess Sophie began their five-day visit to Finland in Helsinki. Their programme will also include a visit to the Finnish conscripts’ Arctic training centre in Sodankylä, Lapland, and to the Åland Islands. Prince Edward will also present awards related to the Avartti youth activities programme in Helsinki, visit the headquarters of the entertainment media company Rovio and meet representatives of the Finnish Sauna Society.