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Countess of Wessex Visits St Mary’s College

  April 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

St Mary’s School and College in Bexhill, East Sussex received a visit from their patron, the Countess of Wessex, on Wednesday. The Countess made the visit to officially open the school’s Aspire Vocational Centre, a ‘shopping mall’ the school has created to provide its students – who have special needs – real-life situations that will help improve their academic, employment and social skills. Sophie spent time meeting students after the … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join Royals For Easter Service At Windsor

  April 16, 2017 at 7:31 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor with other members of the Royal Family for the first time today. They walked to church with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence, and Peter and Autumn Phillips. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Dons Blue Victoria Beckham Ensemble For Charity Lunch

  March 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was a guest at an annual luncheon at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on Monday which was held in benefit of the charity Mencap. Sophie, who looked stunning in a royal blue knit skirt from the Victoria Beckham label, paired with the matching turtleneck top, viewed a fashion show of frocks and hats put together by designer Suzannah Crabb specifically for the lunch. The Countess is patron … Continue reading

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Don’t Mind The Weather, Ma’am! Sophie Wessex Visits Flying Eye Hospital

  March 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was today out at Stansted Airport where she toured a the orbit Flying Eye Hospital in her role as Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Sophie, who battled the rain and wind as she arrived on the tarmac, was given a tour of the flying hospital, which is a converted MD-10 cargo freighter. During the tour, she was shown a video … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Unveils Afghanistan and Iraq Memorial

  March 9, 2017 at 9:10 am by

Queen Elizabeth II has this morning unveiled the national memorial which honours the members of the Armed Forces and British civilians who saw active service during conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq at the Victoria Embankment Gardens. The memorial was designed by Paul Day with the intention of “commemorating the duty and service of those who put themselves in harm’s way” as Britain was involved in conflicts in the Middle East between 1990 … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Joins The Duke of Kent For ‘The Girls’ Gala Performance

  February 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm by

At London’s Phoenix Theatre on Monday evening, the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Kent were present for the gala performance of The Girls musical, based on the true story of the famed ‘Calendar Girls’ and produced by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth. The performance was held in aid of Bloodwise, a charity founded in 1960 that funds research into blood cancers, of which the Duke is patron. Sophie met with … Continue reading

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Cake and Balloons For Birthday Girl Sophie During Devon Visit

  January 20, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

There was a surprise birthday cake on hand today for the Countess of Wessex as she attended the annual general meeting of the Devon County Agricultural Association. With a broad grin on her face, Sophie – who turns 52 – cut into the cake that was decorated with icing farm animals (quite apt, considering the event). Sophie had been elected the Association’s President for the year during the meeting, saying … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Pays Visit to Military Families in Bulford

  January 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex today made a trip to Bulford, in Wiltshire, where she met with soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles and their families. She was given a tour of Ward Barracks, the new home base for the 5th Battalion following their recent return from Germany. During her tour, the Countess was shown the newest equipment the 5th Battalion uses, including new personal protection equipment. "Virtus" is the new … Continue reading

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Queen Misses New Year’s Day Service at Sandringham

  January 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm by

The Queen has missed out on the New Year’s Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk; as she is still recovering from a heavy cold. This is the second time the Queen has missed a service due to her cold; the first being the Christmas service last week. The Princess Royal stated after the service that her mother was feeling better, with her husband Tim adding that … Continue reading

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British Royal Family Celebrates Christmas at Sandringham

  December 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm by

Following tradition, the British Royal Family has attended a Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Sandringham, walking to church from Sandringham House. Queen Elizabeth II did not attend the service this year, missing for the first time in almost 30 years, as she recovers from a heavy cold. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall led the family in the walk, which included Prince Harry, the Yorks, Princess … Continue reading

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The Family Wessex Enjoy A Day at the Races As James Turns Nine

  December 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

The Queen’s youngest grandchild, James, Viscount Severn, celebrates his ninth birthday today; and spent the day with his family at Ascot Racecourse for the annual Christmas Meeting. He was seen cheering on the horses from the stands alongside his sister, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, with a betting slip clutched firmly in his hand. Earlier, James and Louise walked through the parade ring with their parents – the Earl and Countess of Wessex … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Hits The Trading Floor As Part of ICAP Charity Day

  December 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm by

Fresh from his tour of the Caribbean (and a brief stopover in Toronto), Prince Harry today helped raise funds for his charity Sentebale during the annual ICAP Charity Day at the brokers’ headquarters in London. Walking the floors filled with brokers dressed in fancy dress instead of their usual suit and tie combination, Harry took in their attire with a grin before hitting the phones himself – including closing deals … Continue reading

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Windsor Quartet Attend Duke of Edinburgh Awards Service of Thanksgiving

  November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex today were present at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Over 2,000 participants of the Awards over its six decades attended the service led by the Dean of Westminster, where Prince Edward gave a speech that thanked the Duke for his commitment to young … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Unveils Painting During Visit to Sandhurst

  November 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was in Camberley today, where she visited the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the unveiling of a new painting that marks the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps involvement in Operation Gritrock. Operation Gritrock was undertaken by the British, Irish and Canadian Armed Forces between October 2014 and November 2015 to eradicate the Ebola virus in West Africa. Sophie, in a full black ensemble with the badge … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Remembrance Service At The Cenotaph In London

  November 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm by

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Alexandra of Kent at the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in London to commemorate those who … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Annual Festival of Remembrance

  November 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Each November, the British Royal Legion hosts a Festival of Remembrance performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London to ‘commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts’. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by a number of members of the Royal Family for the evening performance, which featured the Royal Air Force Squadronaires and the Band of HM Royal Marines, and to mark the 100th anniversary, a presentation on the Battle … Continue reading

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“I’ve Got The DoE Pin To Prove It”: Cycling Sophie Completes Her Palace-to-Palace Ride

  September 25, 2016 at 11:45 am by

Welcomed by the excited faces and open arms of her husband and children, the Countess of Wessex completed her palace-to-palace Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Challenge today in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Sophie had not even climbed off her bike before Lady Louise and Viscount Severn were enveloping her in a hug, and Prince Edward was not that far behind, nor was her father, Christopher Rhys-Jones. Hundreds of spectators gathered … Continue reading

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London, Here She Comes! Sophie Wessex Kicks Off DoE Award Bike Ride

  September 19, 2016 at 10:12 am by

The Countess of Wessex has this morning departed from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on a 716km bike ride to Buckingham Palace as her Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the organisation. Prince Philip, who started the scheme back in 1956, and Prince Edward were on hand at the Palace to see off Sophie and her team of six fellow riders, who are … Continue reading

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A Farmy Day For Sophie As She Visits New Forest Show

  July 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm by

The Countess of Wessex has enjoyed a day at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show in Brockenhurst, meeting locals, touring stalls and patting sheep. She also was shown how to make candles, before spending time with 5-year-old Arthur Jones who showed the Countess his show sheep named Bubbles. During her time at the show, Sophie presented the Supreme Cattle Championship Cup and cheered on a duck race. Sophie, who is the … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Visits British Troops at Allenbrooke Barracks in Germany

  July 1, 2016 at 11:48 am by

The Countess of Wessex was in Paderborn, Germany today as she paid a visit to the 5th Battalion The Rifles, who are leaving the Allenbrooke Barracks and returning to the UK in September. In a lovely sky blue mid-length dress with a matching hat, Sophie was present for the  Battalion’s official farewell parade, inspecting a guard of honour before spending time with the families of the soldiers. She particularly asked whether … Continue reading

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