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Why are Prince Edward’s children not titled as Prince and Princess?

In the UK there are very specific rules regarding who is entitled to be a Prince or Princess. Most of these rules come from Letters Patent issued in 1917 by King George V, in which the King accords the Princely title to all children of the Sovereign, to the Sovereign’s male-line grandchildren and to the eldest living of the Prince of Wales’s eldest son. However, when the Law of Succession…
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Sophie celebrates World Teachers Day in Surrey

The Countess of Wessex marked World Teachers Day with a visit to Stepping Stones School in Surrey on October 5th. The Royal Family social media account shared photos of Sophie visiting with students outside at their Forest School, where they showed the royal aspects of their outdoor learning. The students chatted with Sophie about their teachers and other adults on staff and told her what makes…
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Prince Edward makes a surprise visit to the Isle of Wight

The Earl of Wessex made an unexpected visit to the Isle of Wight on Tuesday to learn about the community’s handling of the global health emergency first hand. Prince Edward’s trip to the island came as something of a surprise, with those involved not knowing who their VIP visitor was until he arrived. The Earl arrived at West Wight Sports and Community Centre by helicopter, where…
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The Countess of Wessex puts summer behind her with visit to air ambulance

The Countess of Wessex stepped out Thursday for her first public engagement after the Royal Family’s summer break. Sophie visited her patronage, Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA), to help launch its 21st-anniversary celebrations. The visit to White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, the charity’s first operating base, comes just as National Air Ambulance Week is about to start, 7 to 13…
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