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The British Monarchy In Canada

  May 22, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Disclaimer: I would initial like to state that I spent one week in Toronto, Ontario and surveyed a minuscule part of the population. I know others will see differently to this and I respect their opinion wholeheartedly. You know who Toronto, Ontario are talking about? The Earl and Countess of Wessex. Since 2002 the couple have visited Ontario 12 times! Since 2011, they’ve visited the province every single year, in … Continue reading

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Patron Sophie Wessex Opens New School for Children with Autism

  May 20, 2016 at 6:01 am by

The Countess of Wessex yesterday paid a visit to Oxfordshire, where she officially opened LVS Oxford, a specialist school for children on the autism spectrum. Fantastic official opening with The Countess of Wessex today. Our learners did us proud. https://t.co/BGbRGpYXAf pic.twitter.com/Yni5MGVxBY — LVS Oxford (@LVSOxford) May 19, 2016 Sophie – who is patron of the National Autistic Society – was given a tour of the school by its head boy and … Continue reading

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen the Windsors’ Spirits For Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  May 11, 2016 at 4:11 am by

The dour weather in London yesterday afternoon didn’t dampen any spirits as a garden party was hosted at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the party, all bringing out the umbrellas with them as they mingled with guests. During the event, the Queen was … Continue reading

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Cycling Sophie Announces Her ‘Duke of Ed’ Diamond Anniversary Challenge

  May 10, 2016 at 8:57 am by

The Countess of Wessex has announced that she will be undertaking her own ‘Diamond Challenge’ as part of the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In September, Sophie will cycle 716km from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London. She will be accompanied by servicemen and women from the military regiments she is associated with: the 5th Battalion The Riffles, RAF Wittering, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army … Continue reading

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Whoops! Countess of Wessex Accidentally Sends Ball Flying Towards Photographers At Hockey Event

  April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Countess of Wessex lined up to take aim at the goal net during a visit to the English men’s hockey team today at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, but unfortunately for her, her shot didn’t follow quite the course and instead went flying off to the side narrowly missing the pack of press photographers covering the event. As she watched where the ball ended up, Sophie’s hand flew to her … Continue reading

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Prince Edward And His Family Enjoy A Day At The Zoo

  April 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm by

Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex turned an official visit into a family event. Prince Edward who is patron of the Bristol Zoological Society was attending an event at the Bristol Zoo to open the new Mahali Pori exhibit. The couple were joined by their two children, Lady Louise, 12 and James Viscount Severn, 8. Pictures show the family enjoying feeding some hungry lemurs and meerkats. The … Continue reading

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‘Our Queen At Ninety’ Airs on ITV

  March 28, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Last night, the documentary produced to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday – Our Queen At Ninety – was aired on ITV, featuring a number of the Queen’s family members offering their thoughts on various aspects of the Queen’s life and reign. Included in the documentary – currently available for viewing on YouTube – were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke … Continue reading

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Sunny in Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Joined by Family for Easter Mass

  March 27, 2016 at 9:34 am by

Brightening up the day in a sunny yellow coat and matching hat, Queen Elizabeth II attended the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor this morning alongside a number of her extended family. It was sunshine and showers for The Queen the Easter Day service at Windsor. pic.twitter.com/BGl5D8uuhC — Arthur Edwards (@ArthurJEdwards) March 27, 2016 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were driven to church, as was Princess … Continue reading

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Master Piper Sophie Shows Off Decorating Skills At Children’s Hospice

  February 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Countess of Wessex showed of her cookie and cupcake decorating skills during a visit to Christopher’s Children’s Hospice today, eagerly taking part in the decorating session. Sophie joined children who receive care at the hospice by decorating several cupcakes and a few crown-shaped cookies, colouring in her cookies with expert precision. The purpose of the visit was to mark the 15th anniversary of charity Shooting Star Chase, which runs … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Christmas Church Service at Sandringham

  December 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm by

Another year, another Christmas at Sandringham for the Windsors. Today it was off to St Mary Magdalene’s Church on the Sandringham Estate for a pre-lunch church service. Embed from Getty Images The bulk of the royal family, including Lady Sarah Chatto and her family, walked the short distance to and from Sandringham House, to the delight of the 1,000-plus locals who gathered outside the church. Young James, Viscount Severn, the … Continue reading

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Wessex Family attend the Christmas Races at Ascot

  December 19, 2015 at 1:20 pm by

The Earl of Wessex and his family attended the Christmas races at Ascot on December 19. Members of the Rhys-Jones family were also present. Embed from Getty Images The Christmas races at Ascot is an annual event which spans for two days. The first day of the races this year was on Friday. The Earl of Wessex and his family have been attending the event since 2012, and Lady Louise Windsor … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

  December 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm by

Another of Europe’s royal houses has marked the Christmas holidays, with Queen Elizabeth II hosting her annual Windsor family Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. Like they do every year, members of the extended Windsor clan were photographed as they drove – or walked, in the case of Sir Timothy Laurence and Lord Freddie Windsor – through the gates of the Palace upon their arrival for the event. Embed from Getty … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex in New York City

  November 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm by

The Countess of Wessex is currently on a visit to North America, where she stopped in New York City today before she heads on to Canada. Her first visit was to the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden in Hanover Square, where she laid a wreath during a service to mark Armistice Day. She then moved on to the 9/11 Memorial – Sophie paid her respects to the 3,000 people who … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday Marked in Britain with Dutch Attendance

  November 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm by

Britain has honoured it’s war dead during a service at the Cenotaph in London, with Queen Elizabeth II leading the tributes. This year’s service was also attended by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. View image | gettyimages.com Two-minutes silence was heard across the country at 11am, before the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Dutch King, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined By Family At The Festival of Remembrance

  November 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family tonight attended the Festival of Remembrance hosted by the British Royal Legion at Royal Albert Hall, ahead of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, … Continue reading

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Sophie of Wessex Answers Calls For Charity Event

  September 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm by

Sophie, Countess of Wessex attended the annual BGC Global Charity Day at BGC Partners in London. Dressed in a lovely summer solid orange short sleeve dress, the Countess answered calls at the call-centre at the charity event. The Charity was founded in 2005 and is an annual event which raises funds for victims of 9/11 attacks. View image | gettyimages.com The Countess answers phones during the BGC Partners Charity Day

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British Royals Mark VJ Day 70th Anniversary

  August 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm by

A bright sunny London day was quite suitable for commemorations marking the seventieth anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) on Saturday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended official service of remembrance at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met veterans upon arrival for the service at St Martin-in-the-Fields Meeting with veterans before and after their service, in which Reverend Dr Sam … Continue reading

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Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy Weekend at Eventing Festival

  August 9, 2015 at 8:26 pm by

Princess Anne’s trio of fair-haired granddaughters kept their parents on their toes over the weekend, as they frolicked around Gatcombe Park during the Festival of British Eventing. Savannah and Isla Phillips along with Mia Tindall enjoyed the sunshine from the stands with Peter and Autumn Phillips while watching the horses compete, after 19-month-old Mia threw a tantrum when her mother, Zara, hastily removed her from fiddling with the dials on … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary

  July 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm by

Members of Britain’s royal family paid tribute to the pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain today, on the 75th anniversary of the Battle’s start, watching a flypast over Buckingham Palace and attending a reception at the RAF Club. Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince Michael … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join Sophie At Wimbledon

  July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the quarterfinals of Wimbledon today, alongside the Countess of Wessex and Monaco’s Prince Albert. Sitting in the Royal Box, William and Kate cheered on as Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada in straight sets. Slight rain delays didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of the royals, who disappeared inside until the match was resumed. View image | gettyimages.com Kate ensured she stood out … Continue reading

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