24 November 2013 - 23:54
Countess of Wessex attends 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ gala in Hong Kong


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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, attended the 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ inaugural charity gala in Hong Kong on Wednesday evening.

The wife of Prince Edward, looked elegant in a purple dress, attending as guest of honour at the first charity gala to take place in Hong Kong for 100 Women in Hedge Funds.

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Sophie, on her second visit abroad this month, made a speech at the Women in Hedge Funds’ inaugural Hong Kong Gala. [photo: Twitter/ 100 Women in Hedge Funds.

The evening, which included a speech by the Countess, was a huge success raising $2.8million, which will be used to support The Hong Kong Award for Young People and The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Foundation.

It was Sophie’s second overseas visit this month and the royal mum-of-two showed no signs of slowing down as she presented Hannah Goodwin with the 100WHF Asian Industry Leadership Award, for her contribution to the industry over 20 years in the country.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Countess of Wessex was to become the Global Ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the role saw Sophie travel to South Africa, with Prince Edward, in October.

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“100 Women in Hedge Funds is very grateful for the support of the HRH The Countess of Wessex at our inaugural Gala event in Hong Kong,” said Carol Kim, Managing Director and Co-Founder of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, speaking after the event.

The Gala, which was held at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, came just a day after Sophie honoured Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary with a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The Countess, a self-confessed Time Lord fan, met four Doctors including Tom Baker, Peter Davison, John Hurt and the present Doctor Matt Smith as she hosted the reception at the London Palace.

Matt Smith, who will leave the show later this year, revealed that he was “really thrilled” to have been invited by the royal and admitted he may one day return to the hit BBC series. “Who knows, in another 50 years,” he said. “If they let me come back, I will.”

During the reception, the mother-of-two also got to meet some of the shows most famous figures including the Daleks, the Doctor’s pet, K-9, and she even got to pose with the Tardis.



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