British RoyalsThe Wessexes

Sophie in Sierra Leone: Day Two

The Countess of Wessex wrapped up a two-day official visit to Sierra Leone on Thursday, visiting a school in Freetown to see how girls and women are empowered through education in the West African country. Sophie’s trip, as recounted on the Royal Family website, notes that it was at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to focus on engagements “addressing sexual and…
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British RoyalsThe Wessexes

Sophie in Sierra Leone: Day One

The Countess of Wessex is in Sierra Leone this week, focusing on “addressing sexual and gender-based violence, supporting survivors, and championing women’s roles in peacebuilding.” The visit, which came at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, sees…
British RoyalsThe Cambridges

The Duchess of Cambridge in Cardiff: "Unless parents are supported, it makes the job that much harder.”

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre in Cardiff on Wednesday morning as part of her 24-hour tour of the UK to promote the 5 Big Questions for the Under 5s she launched on Tuesday. Meant to inform her work on the Early Years Programme, Kate has been travelling around projects in the UK that support early childhood development and provide a good start for…
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The Duchess of Cambridge asks 5 Big Questions

The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a new survey to help inform her Early Years work: the 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s. Kensington Palace announced the news on Twitter Tuesday night, calling the 5 Big Questions a landmark survey that “gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation.” In speaking about her survey, Kate said that she…
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The Duchess of Cornwall backs literacy campaign: "Spending time together with a book is much more than just learning to read"

The Duchess of Cornwall has written an article for The Sun on the importance of literacy and encouraging children to read in conjunction with their campaign called ‘Books for Schools.’ Literacy has been a cornerstone of Camilla’s royal work, and her passion shines throughout the article. She talks of her father, saying that “I was very lucky to have a father who read to us when we were…
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