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"It was so gentle like somebody took him by the hand and off he went" - Sophie speaks of Prince Philip's final moments

The Countess of Wessex has spoken movingly about the Duke of Edinburgh’s final moments before his death. Speaking outside a private service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, Sophie said her father-in-law’s death was “so gentle.” The Countess said: “It was right for him – it was so gentle. “It was just like somebody took him by the hand…
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A tearful Countess of Wessex says that "The Queen has been amazing"

The Countess of Wessex tearfully told the media that “The Queen has been amazing” in light of the death of her husband of 73 years. Prince Edward and Sophie drove through crowds in Windsor after they paid a visit to the grieving monarch. As they departed the town, the Countess made the remarks to a Sky News reporter through her car window. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex &amp…
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The Wessex Week: volunteering and virtual visits

The Earl and Countess of Wessex have made support for the NHS and for volunteering services major parts of their work during the coronavirus pandemic. The sevend ays just gone were no different with more backing for those caring for the ill and the most vulnerable in society…
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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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The Earl of Wessex speaks about The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Earl of Wessex gave an interview about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme to Sky News earlier this week, talking about its importance during the pandemic, especially as young people need extra-curricular activities. Speaking to Rhiannon Mills, Edward spoke about a wide range of educational subjects as schools are set to reopen in the United Kingdom in early March. “We mind…
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