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Countess of Wessex reveals how her daughter realised grandma is The Queen

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has recently shared how her daughter, Lady Louise realised her grandma is one of the most famous faces in the world, Queen Elizabeth II. Embed from Getty Images During an interview with Sky News, the Countess revealed it was only after Lady Louise went to school that she realised she was related to the British monarch. Embed from Getty Images One particular example…
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Countess of Wessex honours Hike for Hope: Ethiopia participants

The Countess of Wessex celebrated the achievements of hikers who tackled a gruelling trek across Ethiopia to raise £153,000 in support of Wellbeing of Women and The Urology Foundation. Sophie, who is a supporter of Wellbeing of Women, presented the cheque to the organisations and chatted with participants of last year’s incredible hike during a reception at Working Title Films this…
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Why Is Prince Edward An Earl, Not A Duke?

In any Royal commentator’s books, the announcement in 1999 that Prince Edward would be made an Earl and not a Duke on his wedding day gave quite a shock. By tradition, male children of the sovereign receive a Dukedom on their wedding day, therefore making their new wife, the Duchess Of X rather than the slightly more confusing ‘HRH Princess Michael of Kent’ as happened for Prince Michael’s…
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Why did Princess Anne attend Prince Charles's party, but Prince Andrew & Prince Edward didn't?

On Tuesday, senior members of The Royal Family gathered at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles becoming Prince of Wales. In attendance was The Queen, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal and of course the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. There were, however, three notable absences – the Duke of…
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