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Sophie leads tribute to COVID-19 victims at special church service

The Countess of Wessex attended a special service at Westminster Abbey in honour of those who have died of the coronavirus on November 2nd, marking All Souls’ Day in a more poignant way this year. This year’s service was arranged in partnership with Hope and LOSS, a coalition of churches from various religious denominations that support the bereaved. “The ceremony has extra poignancy…
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History of Royal Titles: the Earldom of Wessex

The Earl of Wessex is not a title that has been used very often throughout royal history – so much so that in the time between the first creation and third creation, the county of Wessex ceased to exist in England. Royal Central is investigating the story behind this historic title and why it was left unused for so long. The first use of the title was in around the year 1019 when Godwin…
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The Countess of Wessex in self isolation after coronavirus exposure

The Countess of Wessex has gone into self isolation after coming into contact with someone who has since tested positive for coronavirus. Sophie is reported not to have any symptoms of coronavirus and is expected to undergo a test herself. It’s understood that the Countess hasn’t spent any time with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or any royal outside her immediate family circle…
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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…
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Edward and Sophie kick off Black History Month during a visit to Vauxhall City Farm

The Earl and Countess of Wessex kicked off Black History Month on Thursday during a visit to Vauxhall City Farm. Their Royal Highnesses met schoolchildren who were participating in the farm’s programme of educational activities for Black History Month. Black History Month, which runs through until the end of October, provides the opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributions…
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