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Old 08-31-2013, 01:34 PM
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Countess of Wessex: Visit to Qatar - September 22-24, 2013

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Old 08-31-2013, 02:39 PM
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The information is on the British Royal Families future engagements page, if it wasn't on there, then it wouldn't be official. It's possible her visit to Qatar will be moved to the Qatar RF Section, if she's meeting/being met by one of their royals. Both visits will have little to no coverage frankly.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:39 AM
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Countess of Wessex arrives in Doha today

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Flying Eye Hospital set to arrive in Doha today

HRH Sophie the Countess of Wessex will be arriving in Doha today as part of an international campaign to raise awareness on prevention and treatment of blindness, an affliction that affects some 1.5 million children around the world... - Article


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Patron, Vision 2020: The Right to Sight and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, will attend a Gala Dinner in support of ORBIS at Katara, Qatar.

September 23

Patron, Vision 2020: The Right to Sight and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, will visit the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, at Doha International Airport, Doha, Qatar.

Patron, Vision 2020: The Right to Sight and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, will attend a Dinner at the British Embassy, Doha, Qatar.

September 24

Patron, Vision 2020: The Right to Sight and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, will visit the Qatar Foundation and Qatar Science Technology Park, Doha, Qatar.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:29 AM
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First pictures from today:
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/MJP4jbIfbTX/Sophie+Countess+Wessex+Visits+Qatar+Day+1/Countess+of+Wessex/browse
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In all these engagements these week, Countess of Wessex looks stunning
Great that these trips have some media attention
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:22 PM
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Arriving for gala dinner in Peter Pilotto blouse. I still search for her skirt :)
Countess of Wessex Photos - Zimbio
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DM got it all wrong....
Sophie Countess of Wessex shines in Qatar as she poses for portrait on tour with sight-saving charity | Mail Online
I wrote to them to correct info.
Plus I id'd her pants from today, Emilio Pucci, as well as her skirt from gala dinner.
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DM got it all wrong....
Sophie Countess of Wessex shines in Qatar as she poses for portrait on tour with sight-saving charity | Mail Online
I wrote to them to correct info.
Plus I id'd her pants from today, Emilio Pucci, as well as her skirt from gala dinner.
Stunning photos. The ones of her in the blue and white outfit look like postcards. She looks divine in red.
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Has anyone found link to pics from today at Zimbio? I cannot locate them..
She looks wonderful today, as well as on all other days :)
Lace dress is new, couldn't ID it so far, the blue one for sure looks like Roland Mouret, found similar ones but nothing exactly the same.
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I love her lace dress, it's beautiful. It looks a lot like the red one Sophie had when she was in Czech Republic, but I am not sure. I can see she may have sparkly shoes on with the navy dress... I love all the scarves she has paired with the ensembles. The feel of the clothes makes me think she thought about the trip and where it was, hence the floaty clothes.

Sophie looks beautiful as always and it's always lovely to see the wedding earrings getting a turn.
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Has anyone found link to pics from today at Zimbio? I cannot locate them..
Here they are:
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Visits Qatar - Pictures - Zimbio
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I don't like the lace dress actually but the blue is very nice. IMO
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Pics of the final day in Qatar, September 24, 2013:



** zimbio/gettyimages gallery: Sophie, Countess Of Wessex Visits Qatar - Day 3 **
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I love the photos of Sophie with the 3D glasses on! I hope she has enjoyed her time in India and Qatar and I hope her visit will raise awareness for the ORBIS charity and the Flying Eye Hospital.
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Sophie Countess of Wessex shines in Qatar as she poses for portrait on tour with sight-saving charity | Mail Online
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Thanks @ everyone for sharing all the pictures from Sophie´s visit to Qatar
She looked absolutely amazing and so relaxed and joyful, I guess she was having a good time :-) I love all of her outfit choices, especially the blue-white combination she wore for visiting the MOMA, very elegant and also appropriate for a more conservative country like Qatar.
Hopefully this visit will help to create more awareness for the cause and generate some donations for ORBIS and other organisations that are actively involved in the prevention and treatment of blindness!
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I think this visit was a big success, Countess and everyone around her enjoyed that visit, including myself. Chris Jackson did an amazing job with his pictures, and I do believe Countess did raise awarness for saving sight and helped Orbis. It's a bit sad this visit ends.
As for dresses, lace one is Valentino and blue one is Roland Mouret as suspected.
I love most of Countess outfits. The least I liked the one from the first day, but rest was really perfect, especially for the countries she visited.

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I did not realise her Paris dress was in fact two separate pieces of clothing. Sophie has paired the top half with lovely trousers today.

This visit has been great and I am pleased the amount of coverage it received. The Wessex's work goes unnoticed and unappreciated far too often.
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