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Old 02-29-2020, 04:17 PM
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Court Circular 24th February:
St. James's Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, this afternoon chaired a Meeting.

Court Circular 25th February:
St James’s Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this morning chaired a Development Group Meeting at Award House, 7-11 St Matthew Street, London SW1.

His Royal Highness, Patron, the British Paralympic Association, this afternoon held a Lunch at St James’s Palace.

Court Circular 26th February:
St James’s Palace

The Countess of Wessex, Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this evening held a Reception for Vision for the Commonwealth at St James’s Palace.

Court Circular 27th February:
St James’s Palace

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Central School of Ballet, this morning opened The Countess of Wessex Studios, Paris Gardens, London SE1, and was received by Colonel Simon Duckworth (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

Her Royal Highness, Grand President, St John Ambulance in the Priory of England and the Islands, this afternoon held a Meeting.

The Countess of Wessex, Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, subsequently received Colonel Alison Farmer upon assuming her appointment as Chief Nursing Officer. Colonel Jane Davis (Colonel Commandant) was present.

Her Royal Highness, Honorary Air Commodore, Royal Air Force Wittering, received Air Commodore Anthony Keeling upon relinquishing his appointment as Station Commander.

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Central School of Ballet, this evening held a Reception at Buckingham Palace.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, later attended the film premiere of Sulphur and White at Curzon Mayfair, 38 Curzon Street, London W1.
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Old 03-01-2020, 07:03 AM
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I am not in the habit of reading the Court Circular but it does let you see how many visits/ meetings take place that do not reach the media.
There is a great deal of work either never or under reported. This is a general comment not just relating to the Wessex family.
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The Countess of Wessex arrived for a visit to South Sudan today, March 3:



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Which has barely been mentioned anywhere. The press are so busy whipping up hysteria about the coronavirus that not much else is being mentioned anyway, but Sophie's work does go very under-reported, and so does Princess Anne's. It's a shame.
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Old 03-04-2020, 02:39 AM
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Countess of Wessex arrive to South Sudan yesterday, to support Women’s participation and efforts to prevent and address gender based violence. Like everyone else her first meeting was with a thermometer

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Later she have meetings

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Earl of Wessex visits Medway Open Award Centre in his work with Duke of Edinburgh Awards on 4 March


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Old 03-04-2020, 03:33 PM
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Today, March 4, the Countess of Wessex met UK personnel in Malakal to hear about their work to help prevent violence against women and girls and she presented medals to some of the UK troops. She also met graduates of the IMC Worldwide's Engaging Men through Accountable Practices programme and visited a centre for women and girls.



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The Countess of Wessex visited a UKAid supported school in South Sudan today, March 5:



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Sophie's trip is as important as any other and any other royal who shall remain nameless who ventured this tour well it would be all over the place but I guess that is the way the it is... she is a quiet achiever and this is an amazing cause to involved with she has looked charming IMO well done Sophie
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Yes! Sophie is a quite overachiever! She is doing a fantastic job and I enjoy following her tours and trips even though not as flashy as some other royals.
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The Countess of Wessex visited a UKAid supported school in South Sudan today, March 5:



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Great to see Sophie supporting the cause of education for girls.
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:48 AM
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This morning, March 6, the Countess of Wessex met senior officers who provide support of UN HQ in Malakal and Bentiu:


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Old 03-10-2020, 08:24 AM
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex are visiting Essex today, March 10.

A visit to the Heritage Centre, Foulness Island, Churchend, one to the Company Shed in West Mersea, Colchester and one to the West Mersea Yacht Club in Colchester are on the programme as well as a visit to Wilkin & Sons Ltd Brook Road in Tiptree, Colchester:


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I feel we need to address a serious topic here that must be alarming - possible mental injuring many of you as it has me.
But I think it is time.
We need to break into Bagshot Park and St James Palace and destroy this green plaid jacket and green trousers of Edwards. I think that a case can be made for the brown shoes , but lets toss it on the bonfire for good measure as well.
He has been wearing this outfit for close to 20 years now - is it possible that the moths wont even touch it. Heavens no - is it possible that he repurchased the horrible thing? He wore the exact suit to pick up both his children after their births from Framley Park. He has wore it on several days at the Windsor Horse Show and when he visited Bristol Zoo. We need to have an intervention - where do people create those petitions online?


I am purposely forgetting the orange tie - I think that weird insane ties are a private joke of Sophie's possibly the kids to get him the weirdest tie that can for birthdays and Christmas.
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I bow down before the awesomeness of the woman who kills it in a fedora...any fedora...but especially a WHITE factory-wear fedora and a lab coat

They look like they were having a great time.
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I feel we need to address a serious topic here that must be alarming - possible mental injuring many of you as it has me.
But I think it is time.
We need to break into Bagshot Park and St James Palace and destroy this green plaid jacket and green trousers of Edwards. I think that a case can be made for the brown shoes , but lets toss it on the bonfire for good measure as well.
He has been wearing this outfit for close to 20 years now - is it possible that the moths wont even touch it. Heavens no - is it possible that he repurchased the horrible thing? He wore the exact suit to pick up both his children after their births from Framley Park. He has wore it on several days at the Windsor Horse Show and when he visited Bristol Zoo. We need to have an intervention - where do people create those petitions online?


I am purposely forgetting the orange tie - I think that weird insane ties are a private joke of Sophie's possibly the kids to get him the weirdest tie that can for birthdays and Christmas.
Sophie has got some clothes she wore over 20 years ago. Just goes to show expensive clothing and looking after it properly makes it last longer.

I don’t dislike his outfit as it’s very “aristocratic country Earl” which is essentially what Edward is. His socks are even green just to add another clash to the ensemble!

I also think his ties are funny and I reckon they’re definitely gifts from Sophie or their kids or it’s just his way of expressing his quirky personality.

It’s always great to see Edward and Sophie doing a joint engagement and it was made even better being on his birthday. I wonder if they will go to Canada this year as they haven’t gone together in a few years and they use to visit regularly.
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Old 03-10-2020, 06:22 PM
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Court Circular 2nd March:
St. James's Palace

The Countess of Wessex this evening departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for South Sudan.
Mr Alexander Stonor is in attendance.

Court Circular 3rd March:
St. James's Palace

The Countess of Wessex this morning arrived at Juba International Airport, was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan (His Excellency Mr. Christopher Trott) and subsequently undertook engagements in Juba.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Meeting at the Residence with the Head of Protection Cluster on the major protection risks to women and girls.

The Countess of Wessex afterwards attended a Meeting with Leaders from South Sudan Council of Churches.

Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner with women peacebuilders and women's rights activists at the Residence.

Court Circular 4th March:
St. James's Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, today undertook engagements in Kent.

His Royal Highness this morning visited Dover Christ Church Academy, Melbourne Avenue, Whitfield, Dover, and was received by the Lady Colgrain (Deputy Lieutenant of Kent).

The Earl of Wessex this afternoon visited Medway Open Award Centre, Summit House, Strand Approach Road, Gillingham, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Kent (the Viscount De L'Isle).

His Royal Highness subsequently visited Cobham Hall School, Gravesend, and was received by Dr. Bhargawa Vasudaven (Deputy Lieutenant of Kent).

The Earl of Wessex this evening attended a Dinner at Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, and was received by Mr. Richard Oldfield (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent).

The Countess of Wessex this morning attended a Meeting with the Head of Field Office and Local Government Administrator in Malakal, South Sudan.

Her Royal Highness later visited a United Nations Mission in South Sudan Protection of Civilians Camp in Malakal.

The Countess of Wessex this afternoon attended a Lunch with Soldiers and Officers from the Malakal Engineer Group at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan Base.

Her Royal Highness later attended a Meeting on Gender Equality at Malakal Teaching Hospital, Malakal.

Court Circular 5th March:
St. James's Palace

The Countess of Wessex this morning visited Juba Diocesan Model Secondary School, Juba, South Sudan.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Lunch with Ambassadors and key UN Partners at Da Vinci Restaurant, Juba.

The Countess of Wessex subsequently attended a Meeting with Madame Rebecca Nyandeng Garang de Mabior (Vice-President of the Republic of South Sudan).

Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner with senior women politicians at the Residence in Juba.

Court Circular 6th March:
St James’s Palace

The Earl of Wessex, President, Sport and Recreation Alliance, today attended the Alliance Awards at King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire (Mr Michael Kapur).

His Royal Highness, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this afternoon attended a Reception at Castle Fine Art, 12-14 King Street, Manchester, and was received by Mr Paul Griffiths (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester).

The Countess of Wessex this morning attended Meetings with Women’s Protection Advisers in Juba, South Sudan.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Reception for International Women’s Day at Afex Camp, Juba.

The Countess of Wessex later departed from Juba International Airport for the United Kingdom.

Court Circular 7th March:
St James’s Palace

The Countess of Wessex this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from South Sudan.
Mr Alexander Stonor was in attendance.

Court Circular 9th March:
St James’s Palace

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Royal Vice Presidents, Royal Windsor Horse Show, this morning held a Meeting.

Court Circular 9th March:
Buckingham Palace

The Queen this afternoon attended the Commonwealth Day Observance Service in Westminster Abbey and was received by the Dean of Westminster (the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle) and the Chairman of the Council of Commonwealth Societies (the Lord Howell of Guildford).
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Earl and Countess of Wessex were also present.

Court Circular 10th March:
St. James's Palace

Today is the Anniversary of the Birthday of The Earl of Wessex.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex this morning visited the Heritage Centre, Churchend, Foulness Island, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Essex (Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst).

Their Royal Highnesses later visited the Company Shed, 129 Coast Road, West Mersea, Essex.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex today attended a Lunch at West Mersea Yacht Club, 116 Coast Road.

Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon visited Wilkin and Sons Limited, Brook Road, Tiptree, Essex.

Court Circular 11th March:
St. James's Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, today undertook engagements in Bristol.

His Royal Highness this morning visited Bridge Learning Campus, William Jessop Way, Hartcliffe, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol (Mrs Peaches Golding).

The Earl of Wessex this afternoon visited Merchants’ Academy, Gatehouse Avenue, Withywood.
His Royal Highness later visited Orchard School, Filton Road.

Court Circular 16th March:
St. James's Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this morning participated in a video conference.

Court Circular 17th March:
St. James's Palace

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Defence Medical Welfare Service, this afternoon held a Meeting at St. James's Palace.

Court Circular 24th March:
St. James's Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, this morning participated in a video conference.
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I feel we need to address a serious topic here that must be alarming - possible mental injuring many of you as it has me.
But I think it is time.
We need to break into Bagshot Park and St James Palace and destroy this green plaid jacket and green trousers of Edwards. I think that a case can be made for the brown shoes , but lets toss it on the bonfire for good measure as well.
He has been wearing this outfit for close to 20 years now - is it possible that the moths wont even touch it. Heavens no - is it possible that he repurchased the horrible thing? He wore the exact suit to pick up both his children after their births from Framley Park. He has wore it on several days at the Windsor Horse Show and when he visited Bristol Zoo. We need to have an intervention - where do people create those petitions online?


I am purposely forgetting the orange tie - I think that weird insane ties are a private joke of Sophie's possibly the kids to get him the weirdest tie that can for birthdays and Christmas.
I quite like his green suits, I think he pulls it off quite well, makes a change from the constant drab grey suits that you see a lot of now days by men.

That said many of the double breasted suits need to be burned...

I love a good quirky / wacky tie.
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The Earl of Wessex as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award was in Bristol today, March 11. He visited the Merchants Academy, the Bridge Learning Campus (pic 1 & 2) and the Orchard School (pic 4):


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I suspect there is going to be a lot of these :) Participates in video conference, face timed, skyped in here.


Edward and Sophie need to go to the hospital and meet the nurses and doctors - but not get in the way.
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Sophie has got some clothes she wore over 20 years ago. Just goes to show expensive clothing and looking after it properly makes it last longer.

I don’t dislike his outfit as it’s very “aristocratic country Earl” which is essentially what Edward is. His socks are even green just to add another clash to the ensemble!

I also think his ties are funny and I reckon they’re definitely gifts from Sophie or their kids or it’s just his way of expressing his quirky personality.

It’s always great to see Edward and Sophie doing a joint engagement and it was made even better being on his birthday. I wonder if they will go to Canada this year as they haven’t gone together in a few years and they use to visit regularly.
I agree, their clothes, no matter how old, still in brilliant condition and fit properly They are country Earl type people and look the part to a tee without going out and spending a fortune on new outfits each year just to impress. Similar to Anne. Their life style is very important to this couple and for years they have been ignored or found fault with while quietly doing their strong bit for the Queen and country. Edward has now had the responsibility of his father's many charities since Philip's retirement. Now that their children, who seem to be brought up very well and politely, are older I think we will see more of a joint event with these two and I really enjoy. They seem to really like each other and happy to be together without putting on a show. Apparently Zara and Mike always favored Sophie and Edwards also. Nice. JMO
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