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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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The Countess of Wessex Turns Fifty

  January 20, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The Countess of Wessex today celebrates her fiftieth birthday. Born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in 1965, the Countess is the second child of Christopher Rhys-Jones and Mary O’Sullivan. She has an elder brother, David, and was educated at Dulwich Prepatory School and Kent College before beginning a career in public relations. In 1999, Sophie’s engagement to Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, was announced by Buckingham Palace. They … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Attends Funeral of Zambian President

  November 11, 2014 at 11:52 pm by

As Queen Elizabeth II’s representative, the Countess of Wessex was present today at the state funeral of the late President of Zambia, His Excellency Michael Sata. The Countess arrived in Lusaka yesterday, three hours behind schedule due to a flight delay. She was greeted at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Britain’s High Commissioner to Zambia, Mr James Thornton, and the Zambian Community Development, Mother and Child Health Minister, Ms Emerine … Continue reading

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Brits Attend Cenotaph Remembrance Service

  November 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

The Queen has today attended the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in London, accompanied by members of the Royal Family. She laid a wreath of red poppies at the base of the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, as well as Prime Minister David Cameron and … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

  July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm by

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, along with their children Louise and James, as well as the Princess Royal, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are so far the royals that have watched different sporting events in connection with the twentieth Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children firstly watched the Scotland vs. New Zealand … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Visits Frimley Park Hospital

  March 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm by

The Countess of Wessex paid an emotional visit to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, England on 18 March. Her two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn were born at the hospital in 2003 and 2007 respectively. The Countess opened the hospital’s new neonatal unit, which has raised £150,000 for the ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign. The new neonatal unit welcomes fifteen babies into the world every day. During her … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex’s 49th Birthday

  January 21, 2014 at 1:51 am by

The Countess of Wessex, Sophie, celebrated her 49th birthday on January 20. Sophie Rhys Jones was born on 20 January 1965 in Oxford, England. She is the second child and first daughter of Christopher Bournes Rhys Jones and his wife, Mary O’Sullivan. Sophie has an elder brother, David. She grew up in Brenchley, Kent, in England and attended Dulwich Preparatory School and Kent College. She later trained to be a … Continue reading

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British Royals At Remembrance Day

  November 13, 2013 at 10:16 am by

On November 10, The Queen, Prince Philip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, The Countess of Wessex, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra attended a service at the Cenotaph in London. Also present were Britain’s past and present Prime Ministers; David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Deputy Prime … Continue reading

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Royals At Buckingham Palace Reception For Team GB

  October 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm by

Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes were honoured yesterday at a glittering Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. British Royals turned out in force to show their appreciation for the sporting heroes who had won Britain an unprecedented haul of gold, silver and bronze medals during the spectacular London 2012 Games. Team GB did the country proud with an outstanding performance during the Olympic … Continue reading

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