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4th to 12th October 2013 - Earl & Countess of Wessex to visit South Africa


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- Trustee, and The Countess of Wessex will carry out engagements in the Republic of South Africa in support of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation.
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Exciting! Too bad they cannot have an audience with Mandela..
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Exciting! Too bad they cannot have an audience with Mandela..
They're going on behalf of the DOE award, there's little point in meeting Mandela other than for the fact of meeting him which they've already done.


The Earl of Wessex is in Zambia two days before, he flies straight from Zambia to SA, for the same reason.
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They met Mandela when they were in the African continent in maybe 2002. I am not exactly sure of the year, but it was 2000ish.

It's nice that Sophie is joining Edward in RSA for the trip.
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Any pictures of them meeting Mandela?
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With the Countess

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slightly better pic of Countess with N. Mandela.
http://www.picturehouse.org/wp-conte...ehouse-017.jpg
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Sophie looks so young, . Does it say what year it was, Anna?
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Sophie looks so young, . Does it say what year it was, Anna?
7th July 2002 during official trip to South Africa:
The Countess of Wessex meets Nelson Mandela on an official tour of South Africa | Latest celebrity news hellomagazine.com
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slightly better pic of Countess with N. Mandela.
http://www.picturehouse.org/wp-conte...ehouse-017.jpg
Love all the pictures, and in the one from Hello, Mandela has a very amusing look on his face.
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Jacaranda FM Mobi site - The Earl and Countess of Wessex to visit South Africa
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Few pics of Prince Edward's first part of African visit, Zambia:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1665253&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0643156&type=1
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First pics of Earl & Countess in South Africa.
For the reception Sophie wore her Valentino dress, clutch by Amanda Pearl (Alessia style):
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Wess...sh&mode=photos
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I see Edward, where is Sophie?
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Sophie doesn't appear to be with Edward this morning, though perhaps she is doing something different. Thanks for the video, Anna. Edward is quite the joker.
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According to this tweet, she has some other things on agenda:
melinda shaw ‏@melshaw001 36m having lunch with HRH Countess of Wessex & #YvonneChakaChaka at #Michaelango - with @thando_hopa Thank for inviting #HoldenVisionInstitute


I really hope, they will update their flickr account later... Otherwise, it will be another poorely covered visit...
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Ahhh separate events, I see. I wonder what it's like to have lunch with an HRH. The topic of conversations must be interesting as you are not allowed to ask them about their personal life, though I imagine Sophie isn't THAT strict.

I agree Anna - I hope we see more photos!
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https://twitter.com/UKinSouthAfrica/...053696/photo/1
https://twitter.com/UKinSouthAfrica/...196928/photo/1
https://twitter.com/UKinSouthAfrica/...985408/photo/1
https://twitter.com/UKinSouthAfrica/...533888/photo/1
http://www.jacarandafm.com/post/vide...talie-du-toit/

Itinerary so far:

5th October:

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Earl of Wessex this morning received Mrs. Judith Macgregor (British High Commissioner Designate to the Republic of South Africa) at Sandton Sun and Towers, Fifth and Maude Streets, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
His Royal Highness, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, afterwards attended a Meeting for the Trustees of The President's Award for Youth Empowerment at Sandton Sun and Towers.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, accompanied by The Countess of Wessex, this afternoon attended a Reception at St. Alban's College, 110 Clearwater Road, Lynwood Glen, Pretoria, for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The President's Award for Youth Empowerment.
His Royal Highness, on behalf of The Queen and accompanied by Her Royal Highness, later held an Investiture at the Residence of the British High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa in Pretoria.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, and The Countess of Wessex this evening attended a Reception at the Residence of the British High Commissioner to mark the Thirtieth Anniversary of The President's Award for Youth Empowerment.
The Countess of Wessex this morning arrived at Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, and was received by Mr. Martin Reynolds (Deputy British High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa).

6th October
The Earl of Wessex this morning visited Liliesleaf Farm Heritage Site, 7 George Avenue, Rivonia, Johannesburg, South Africa.
His Royal Highness today called upon Mr. Mogoeng Mogoeng (Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa) at Constitutional Court, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.
The Earl of Wessex this afternoon attended a Reception at 6 De Beer Street, Braamfontein, given by the British Council to promote the United Kingdom - South Africa 2014 Year of Arts and Culture.
His Royal Highness, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, and Her Royal Highness later attended a Reception for The President's Award for Youth Empowerment at 54 on Bath, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, and The Countess of Wessex this evening attended a Dinner in Johannesburg for Trustees of The President's Award for Youth Empowerment.
The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Michaelangelo Hotel, Nelson Mandela Square, Santon, Johannesburg.
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GettyImages has some images of Sophie visiting the school. Beautiful images, especially the images of her embracing the girl in the yellow t-shirt.

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