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Old 02-13-2016, 10:09 AM
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HRH The Countess of Wessex: Award of Fellowship of Royal Agricultural Societies for The Countess of Wessex
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:28 PM
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I don't recognize her!!!

Where royal angels fear to tread: Sophie Wessex stumbles on an ice-covered carpet as she arrives in wings and towering heels for a fancy dress party in St Moritz* | Daily Mail Online
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No, neither did I, and it might have been a better idea to have worn faux fur slippers or flat heeled white boots on that icy carpet. Being escorted by two people holding one's arm when photographers are around at a party is not a good look, as members of the public might come to the wrong conclusion that you have been at the drinky-winks too many times! (I'm not hinting that Sophie was.)
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^^^I agree Curryong. Those shoes look like they're going to cause a nasty fall and Sophie's already dealt with broken ribs before!
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex made quite the entrance as they took a private jet to the slopes during a holiday in St Moritz.

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, both 51, were joined by friends as they donned their boots and salopettes for a day in the mountains.

Wrapped up against the winter chill, the troupe were virtually unrecognisable in their helmets and goggles.
Read more: Prince Edward and wife Sophie jet off to St Moritz for a skiing holiday | Daily Mail Online
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:01 PM
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I'm annoyed that the Daily Mail made the article about the cost of the plane. Perhaps everyone chipped in. Perhaps the Wessexes paid for it from private funds. I doubt very much it was paid for by the tax-payer--so who cares, really? Oh yes, the Daily Mail, which also recently pubished those unflattering photos of Sophie in angel get-up.
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I suspect that either they have a rich friend or the group split the cost between them ( a plane like this typically seats 11-18 so if the four Wessex's paid for only their share its not going to be THAT much for royals)
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:59 PM
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I suspect that either they have a rich friend or the group split the cost between them ( a plane like this typically seats 11-18 so if the four Wessex's paid for only their share its not going to be THAT much for royals)
I think it's likely to have been that way. The Earl and Countess of Derby also seemed to be part of the group so they probably pitched in a bit. They seem to be good friends of Edward and Sophie as they are seem with them a lot.

I am sure they split the costs of they know the owner of the plane who lent it to them. Edward and Sophie borrowed a friends yacht a couple of years ago to go to Ibiza so they know people with plenty of money.

They of course have plenty of money themselves - Edward's ski jacket costs about £500! They may have paid for the jet themselves.
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:41 AM
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Prince Edward and wife Sophie jet off to St Moritz for a skiing holiday | Daily Mail Online

The article has been changed now, its headline reads

Those Royals sure know how to holiday! Edward and Sophie take a £46m private jet to join friends on a skiing trip in glitzy St Moritz (but it’s OK, they paid for it themselves)


And its made a bit clearer, though still poorly written, that the money came from private funds. Doesn't say whether or not the Wessex's paid for all of the costs or not or maybe still got a free flight of a friend but nice to see BP obviously not letting the DM get away with suggesting public funds might have been used.
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The Earl of Wessex was in Manchester on February 24:


** mcfc.co.uk: HRH The Earl of Wessex visit CFA **


** dailymail: Manchester City starlets enjoy royal visit as the Earl of Wessex checks in..**
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Prince Edward and wife Sophie jet off to St Moritz for a skiing holiday | Daily Mail Online

The article has been changed now, its headline reads

Those Royals sure know how to holiday! Edward and Sophie take a £46m private jet to join friends on a skiing trip in glitzy St Moritz (but it’s OK, they paid for it themselves)


And its made a bit clearer, though still poorly written, that the money came from private funds. Doesn't say whether or not the Wessex's paid for all of the costs or not or maybe still got a free flight of a friend but nice to see BP obviously not letting the DM get away with suggesting public funds might have been used.
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The holiday was not a royal engagement, and the palace confirmed that the hour-and-forty-five-minute private jet journey was not covered directly by the taxpayer.

A flight on the private jet, believed to be worth around £48million ($65million), would have cost up to £7,000 an hour ($10,000), making the journey worth more than £20,000

Instead, the couple paid for the classy break with personal finances from a variety of sources including the Sovereign Grant, given to the Queen from the Treasury to fund her household.
I hope the DM is confused because the Sovereign Grant isn't to be used for this purpose at all
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Visit of Prince Edward and Countess Sophie to Bahamas
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TRHs The Earl and Countess of Wessex attend a Duke of Edinburgh Award Reception.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc-Ev72VIAAbRb-.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc-HvbCUAAAdLBJ.jpg

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Those are really wonderful pictures; so colorful, and the Wessexes really seem pleasant!
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I think Sophie has looked stunning during this tour .. they both appear to have enjoyed themselves
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On Monday, March 14, the Countess of Wessex made a visit to the Bearwood Primary School in Wokingham.


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Globe Theatre’s 50th anniversary gala in the Queen City will be attended by a royal couple. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie Rys-Jones will be attending the June 22 event at the Conexus Arts Centre. It will be the first time the Countess of Wessex has visited Saskatchewan and attended a Globe event.

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