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Ladies’ Day At Royal Ascot

  June 18, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

Day three of Royal Ascot is traditionally Ladies’ Day, bringing out the biggest and brightest outfits of the meet. The Queen had many confused with her Angela Kelly outfit as the debate over the precise colour of her coat left some bookies having to pay out on several colours. For the record, it was apparently confirmed to be ‘pistachio’. She went on to present the Gold Cup later in the day. View … Continue reading

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It’s A Blue Queen Elizabeth For Royal Ascot Day Two

  June 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm by

The Queen was brilliant in blue at the second day of Royal Ascot today, where she was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. View image | gettyimages.com Peter and Autumn Phillips also attended the second day, taking part in the carriage procession with the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and watching the day’s races … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot Kicks Off For 2015

  June 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

One of the summer’s longstanding royal events, Royal Ascot, kicked off today at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh led the charge of British royals present for the first day, joined in their carriage by Prince Harry and the Duke of York for the procession onto the course. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and … Continue reading

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British Royals At The Annual Order Of The Garter Service

  June 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm by

On June 15, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh led the annual Order of the Garter procession through Windsor Castle. Other members of the royal family taking part in the ceremony were the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

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Royals Head To Isle of Wight For Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary

  June 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

A number of royals descended on the Isle of Wight today, to attend events marking the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Duke of Edinburgh led the British contingent consisting of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and Prince Michael of Kent. They were joined by Norwegian King Harald V (on board the Norge), Prince Albert II of Monaco, Denmark’s Prince … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Hosts Garden Party for Blind Veterans UK

  June 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

After attending the Women’s Institute Centenary Meeting in the morning, the Countess of Wessex hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace to mark the 100th anniversary of another organisation, Blind Veterans UK. Sophie, in an aquamarine blue dress and matching bolero jacket, met with a number of veterans from all areas of the armed forces that have been helped by the charity. Over 2,000 guests attended the garden party. View … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Women’s Institute Centenary

  June 4, 2015 at 10:16 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex this morning at the Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Institute at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the organisation’s 100th anniversary. The royal trio – who are all members of their local WIs – were welcomed on stage at the Hall by 5,000 members of the WI from around the country. The Queen delivered a … Continue reading

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British Royal Ladies At Garden Party For Women’s Institute

  June 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm by

Today, several of the ladies of the British Royal Family were present at a Buckingham Palace garden party to honour the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute (WI). The Duchess of Cornwall hosted the event which was attended by the Countess of Wessex,  the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent. The ladies met with a number of members of the WI, one of the largest women’s volunteer organisation … Continue reading

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British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower Show

  May 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family have visited the Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show ahead of its official opening to the public tomorrow. Prince Harry was on hand to show his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall the garden that has been created for Sentebale, his African charity. View image | gettyimages.com “It’s … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Louise at RWHS

  May 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Winsdor attended the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show alongside her mother, the Countess of Wessex, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, today. View image | gettyimages.com The youngster was dressed casually as she watched the horse events from the sidelines, in a tweed blazer and navy jeans. Queen Elizabeth – who appeared in high spirits all day – later spent time with the King of Bahrain, Hamad … Continue reading

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8,000 Attend First Buckingham Palace Garden Party of the Year

  May 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by members of her family and around 8,000 guests as she hosted the first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester helped the Queen mingle with the guests in the Palace gardens … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Opens New Air Ambulance Operating Base

  May 11, 2015 at 10:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was in Benson, Oxfordshire today to open the new air ambulance base at the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Base at RAF Benson. Sophie was greeted by the Base’s Station Commander Group Captain Simon Paterson, before being shown around the new facilities, which include training rooms for pilots and paramedics. View image | gettyimages.com She was shown how to intubate a patient (on a dummy of course!) before … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Marks 70th Anniversary of the Channel Islands’ Liberation

  May 10, 2015 at 2:53 am by

On behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, the Countess of Wessex attended a commemoration during the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands on May 9. The Countess of Wessex delivered her speech at Footes Lane and watched a military parade and attended an open air church service. After her speech, the Countess visited the local residents of Weighbridge and unveiled a commemorative Liberation Day stone in Town. Later, … Continue reading

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Wessex Family Visit the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa

  April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm by

On April 10, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, visited the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa. The Ubunye Foundation is one of the Countess of Wessex’s patronages and is located in Grahamstown. It helps rural families from the Eastern Cape of South Africa become more self-reliant. The foundation was established in 2002. During the visit, the Countess of Wessex said: … Continue reading

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Windsors Celebrate Easter At Windsor

  April 5, 2015 at 8:49 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family have attended a service to mark Easter Sunday today at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Dean of Windsor, Right Reverend David Connor, led the service. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke of York and his daughter Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their daughter Louise, and the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence. Peter and Autumn … Continue reading

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Richard III’s Remains Reburied at Leicester Cathedral

  March 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm by

The remains of King Richard III have been reburied today during a ceremony at Leicester Cathedral attended by the Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, led the service accompanied by several members of the clergy including the Bishop of Leicester. The ceremony was more a memorial remembering the last Plantagenet King than a sober funeral – “a reinterment” the … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Memorial Service For Soldiers Who Fought And Died In Afghanistan War

  March 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm by

On March 13, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of those who fought and died in the Afghan War against the Taliban, which lasted for thirteen years. During the war, four hundred and fifty three British servicemen and women lost their lives. Those from the British Royal Family who attended were The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Wessex Birthday Reception

  February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II held a reception for the charities of the Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening at Buckingham Palace, to mark the couple’s 50th birthdays. 375 guests involved with the couple’s charities and patronages – staff, volunteers and representatives – attended the reception, which included speeches by the Earl and Countess. Between them, Edward and Sophie are involved with over 140 organisations. A behind-the-scenes photo was published by … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Opens New Cardiac Unit

  January 28, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

A visit to Southampton was on the Countess of Wessex’s agenda today, to officially open the new cardiac unit of Southampton General Hospital. Sophie was given a tour of the new unit, which is specially designed for patients between the ages of 16 and 30 who require lengthy treatment for heart conditions, and allows them to receive treatment amongst people their own age instead of the elderly. It has 17 … Continue reading

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