The Wessexes

A look back at the Countess of Wessex's life so far

The Countess was born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in Oxford on 20 January 1965; she was given the name Helen after her paternal aunt who had sadly died five years earlier following a riding accident. She has an elder brother, David. One of her godfathers, Thane Bettany is the father of actor Paul Bettany. The family moved to Kent when Sophie was young, and she was educated at Dulwich College…
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Features

Changes to the Royal Central website

Royal Central’s website has undergone a design change for the first time in four years. The new design, which makes navigation easier and loading quicker for readers, launched on 25th July – Royal Central’s seventh birthday. A few features of the new site include… Loading more securely: by default, the Royal Central website will now load on a secure connection…
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How Royal Families are Adapting to the Digital Age

The digital transformations which have swept across the entire world would have appeared all but impossible only a few decades in the past. This is to say nothing about how those who lived during the Victorian Era would view our current methods of digital communication.
Luxembourg

OBITUARY: Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

On 5 January 1921, Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d’Aviano, or the then Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, was born in Berg Castle in central Luxembourg to Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and Prince Félix. He had four younger sisters (Princesses Elisabeth, Marie-Adélaïde, Marie Gabrielle and Alix) and one younger brother (Prince Charles). Of his…
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Major Life Events Royals Don’t Have to Worry About, But Pension Payers Do

The Royals happen to be admired by people all over the world. They are seen as people of prestige and spark an interest amongst individuals because of the royal lifestyles that they lead. One of the things that set them apart from your average person is the fact that they don’t have to put money away in a pension pot every month. However, your average working adult does, and there are life…
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