Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, countess of Wessex, will visit Hamilton as part of a Canadian tour starting Sept. 11.

It's billed as a working visit which includes stops in Ontario and the Arctic.

The Queen's youngest son and his wife have visited Canada many times, but this will be their first trip to the North.

Along with Hamilton the tour includes stops in Trenton, Toronto, St. Catharines and Midland, as well as a visit to Iqaluit.

Details of their public events are to be announced later by host organizations and communities.

The couple serve as colonels-in-chief to a number of Canadian Forces regiments and are patrons of a number of Canadian charitable and community organizations.