In the middle of a day packed with five royal engagements, the Countess of Wessex stopped to pose for a new portrait for one of the organisations she supports. Sophie has been snapped for an official photo for St. John Ambulance and she shared the promise of the new image on social media.
The countess was seen getting ready for the photo session on the official Royal Family Instagram account.
The Countess of Wessex was in Southwark on Thursday morning to open new ballet studios which are named in the 55-year-old royal’s honour.
Sophie arrived at the Central School of Ballet in a warm pink coat and red-patterned dress to officially open The Countess of…
The Earl and Countess of Wessex are looking to employ an Assistant Private Secretary to be based at their Windsor residence of Bagshot Park.
The full-time permanent role, which is being advertised on The Royal Family’s website, will come with an attractive…
The Countess of Wessex will receive a special tribute later
this month when a building at the new premises for the Central School of Ballet
is named in her honour.
Sophie, who has been patron of the Central School of Ballet
and its appeal to move to Paris Garden in Southwark, will visit on 27 February
to view the newly-designed ‘The Countess of Wessex Studios’ and meet students,
On Wednesday, The Earl of Wessex presented the premier league with its Duke of Edinburgh license certificate.
Now, young players at Fulham Football Club, Manchester United, Swansea City AFC, Watford Football Club, and Wolverhampton Wanderers will have the opportunity to…
On Wednesday, the Countess of Wessex visited children and carers at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices in Hampton.
The Countess received a tour of the recently refurbished and new facilities.
Shooting Star is the leading children’s hospice charity.
The Countess of Wessex wrapped up a two-day official visit
to Sierra Leone on Thursday, visiting a school in Freetown to see how girls and
women are empowered through education in the West African country.
Sophie’s trip, as recounted on the Royal Family website, notes that it was at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to focus on engagements “addressing sexual and…
The Countess of Wessex is in Sierra Leone this week, focusing on “addressing sexual and gender-based violence, supporting survivors, and championing women’s roles in peacebuilding.”
The visit, which came at the request of the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office, sees…
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The Countess was born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in Oxford on 20 January 1965; she was given the name Helen after her paternal aunt who had sadly died five years earlier following a riding accident. She has an elder brother, David. One of her godfathers, Thane Bettany is the father of actor Paul Bettany. The family moved to Kent when Sophie was young, and she was educated at Dulwich College…