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Zonk 01-05-2013 07:17 PM

Earl and Countess of Wessex & Family Current Events 14: January 2013 - December 2013
 


Coat of Arms of HRH The Countess of Wessex


Welcome to the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise and Viscount Severn current events thread
part 14

The previous thread can be found here,
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f114/earl-and-countess-of-wessex-and-family-current-events-13-july-2011-to-january-2013-a-31421.html


Molly2101 01-12-2013 09:16 PM

And the Wessex travels commence:

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12 January 2013 We are extremely pleased that Prince Edward and his wife Sophie Countess of Wessex are going to visit Bulgaria on 14-16 March 2013

Uk In Bulgaria
I would imagine it is related to The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

bertie5252003 01-13-2013 01:31 AM

Well I am really excited to see Sophie in this New Year, can't wait ....

Ducii 01-23-2013 02:49 PM

In March they will visit also Czech republic. For Sophie it will be the first visit of this country. Edward already has visited Czech republic. I think it was in 2005.

Molly2101 01-23-2013 03:30 PM

March is a month of travels for the couple. Nice!

Tiggersk8 01-24-2013 12:56 AM

Very busy time coming up for them. Can't wait!!

annaelfka 01-24-2013 09:28 AM

I finally found 2 pics of Countess from Border Union meeting:
Timeline Photos | Facebook

Borders farming community celebrates historic milestone / Border Telegraph / News / Roundup

Daria_S 01-24-2013 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by annaelfka (Post 1508668)

I love the picture of Sophie with the little girl. Very sweet.

Ukroyalist 01-24-2013 02:01 PM

Thanks for the pics! You're a gift to all us Countess followers!

Cynderella 01-24-2013 10:19 PM

They both seem to work hard and do a good job. It is such a shame that since there is nothing bad to say the media says nothing about them. They deserve better coverage.

bertie5252003 01-24-2013 11:06 PM

I agree I want better coverage I thing she particularly is great ... as I have said many times.

Tiggersk8 01-25-2013 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by annaelfka (Post 1508668)

Anna, the Wessex threads would be so empty if it wasn't for you. You really are a treasure to the place. :flowers: Thanks again for the links and I'm joining the growing line up of people who just love that picture of Sophie and the little girl. So sweet.

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Originally Posted by Cynderella (Post 1508956)
They both seem to work hard and do a good job. It is such a shame that since there is nothing bad to say the media says nothing about them. They deserve better coverage.

Well said and too true. It was so sad last Fall when here was Sophie and Edward in Canada and who did we hear more of in the News? William and Kate's tour in the South Pacific. There were nights when there was nothing about the Wessexes and coverage of the Cambridges, which considering was one of the days Sophie spent at that Woman's Shelter in Nunavut, I thought was particularly insulting.

Native Women's Issues/Abuse is a topic here in Canada that while known about, doesn't get as much attention as it should. They must have been overjoyed when they heard Sophie was going to visit them thinking there would be much needed media attention coming their way and instead....

It's like they're the Rodney Dangerfields of the Windsor Family. :sad:

annaelfka 01-25-2013 10:27 AM

I wish I could change that!! About the coverage. I bother royal reporters, I know few of them via Twitter, I wrote to Border Union via FB and Twitter so they would share more pics, but NOTHING... As for press I hate it... It's like someone said, if you work hard and don't give any sensational topic to the news, they don't care.
I am sick and tired of Catherine articles, they write whatever they can think of, just to have her name in the article, so the people would go to their sites and check... Lately Dail Mail had some another rubbish article...
If you want to ask for more pics, here is Border Union site, help me make them! :):
http://www.facebook.com/BorderUnion?ref=stream

Few more articles with tiny pics:
Duke of Buccleuch at bicentenary royal lunch - Community - The Southern Reporter

Border Union 200th anniversary | The Scottish Farmer

Farming community celebrates historic milestone - Local Headlines - Berwick Advertiser

And 2 tiny pics from British Monarchy, size of their pictures is ridiculous to me:
Latest News and Diary 2013 Jan | Facebook

Latest News and Diary 2013 Jan | Facebook

All Countess pics should be in HQ! :)

BTW Countess visited Sainsbury office in London, and had an NSPCC meeting, and of course there are no pics....

Dman 01-25-2013 10:50 AM

Yes, I too think the Wessex's royal duties should be be covered more in the media. Their Canadian visit wasn't an official tour but a regular working visit but I at least the Canadian press should've reported on their visit.

The Wessex's official engagements were given more media attention after their wedding. I used to follow the Wessex's engagements at the time.

Now the attention is on the Cambridges and Prince Harry. That's just how the media works. All senior members of the royal family had a great deal of media attention in they're day. They are pretty used to the media turning to the next generation of royals.

I'm sure the Wessex's don't mind. Their official duties still remain affective.

annaelfka 01-25-2013 10:55 AM

maybe they don't mind, but they still have loyal followers and new fans, who wish to see them in the press more often...

Molly2101 01-25-2013 03:14 PM

Thank you for the links Anna! :D

A small image gallery for Sophie's visit to the Border Union Bicentenniary.

Gallery

vkrish 01-25-2013 03:38 PM

I share all ur frustations posted above.
But lets face it..Royalty is "royalty' just for a very few people, who are interested in their 'duty'/'work for causes' aspect.
For the majority, they are just another glorified celebrities, who are usually decent, dignified and pretty stable 'in all respects', just they just look at them for glamour/fashion/style..
And no wonder media goes the same way..
Just read an article in the "Wessex visit to Czech" thread. I was appalled by how they introduce and gauge Sophie to readers-"That she is pretty close to Kate and recently she said she was thrilled by her pregnancy"..So they have made it a part of her CV..

NGalitzine 01-25-2013 04:20 PM

[QUOTE=Dman;1509144]Yes, I too think the Wessex's royal duties should be be covered more in the media. Their Canadian visit wasn't an official tour but a regular working visit but I at least the Canadian press should've reported on their visit.
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They did (especially the CBC) and much more extensively than I would have expected since they are pretty frequent visitors to Canada.

annaelfka 01-25-2013 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vkrish (Post 1509207)
I share all ur frustations posted above.
Just read an article in the "Wessex visit to Czech" thread. I was appalled by how they introduce and gauge Sophie to readers-"That she is pretty close to Kate and recently she said she was thrilled by her pregnancy"..So they have made it a part of her CV..

This is beyond ridiculous! I am Kate fan as well (but Sophie is my number one girl), and I am already sick and tired of constant news about her, that gives nothing,just screamy title, with no meaningful words. I fear if it will go on like that, people will hate her, because of stupidity of a press....

Dman 01-25-2013 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by annaelfka (Post 1509240)
This is beyond ridiculous! I am Kate fan as well (but Sophie is my number one girl), and I am already sick and tired of constant news about her, that gives nothing,just screamy title, with no meaningful words. I fear if it will go on like that, people will hate her, because of stupidity of a press....

I'm a major supporter of The Countess of Wessex too. She's a hard working member of the royal family and at one point she was the center of the media's attention too. Now there's a new kid on the block and that's where the attention is at the moment.


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