The Wessexes

Earl of Wessex takes Queen's Green Canopy to a place of royal history

While on a visit to Kenya in honour of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, the Earl of Wessex recognised the achievement of the Platinum Jubilee in perhaps one of the most historic places in royal history: Aberdare Open Fields, the treetops where The Queen received the news of her accession. The Earl planted a tree as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative. In honour…
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ICYMI: The Earl and Countess of Wessex send best wishes to Team GB Paralympians

The Earl and Countess of Wessex spoke with Paralympians from Team Great Britain ahead of the opening of the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. Edward and Sophie spoke with three Paralympians, skiers Menna Fitzpatrick, guide Katie Guest, and Shona Brownlee, over a video call to learn more about their training processes and how they’ve each made their journeys to the Paralympics. Edward…
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The Countess of Wessex discusses parenting challenges with new mums

The Countess of Wessex officially opened the newly-refurbished Jigsaw Hub community space and baby bank area of The Lighthouse in Surrey this week. The newly-refurbished Jigsaw Hub in Woking doubles as a community space for families and a baby bank that provides supplies like clothing and toys and other equipment to families with children under five. “I certainly got so much out of my time…
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Countess of Wessex visits Qatar to promote eye healthcare

The Countess of Wessex has been visiting Qatar this week, the first royal overseas visit of 2022, to raise awareness about eye healthcare. Sophie, Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, arrived in Qatar on Monday to view projects associated with Orbis in the Middle East. Her visit continues through to Thursday, meeting with charities and organisations in…
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