British RoyalsThe Wessexes

Sophie attends UN Commission on Status of Women in New York

The Countess of Wessex travelled to New York to attend the 63rd session of the United Nation’s Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) this week. The annual event spans a fortnight and will bring together more than 9,000 gender equality representatives from around the world. According to the UN Women website, the CSW is “the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated…
Read more
The Wessexes

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…
British RoyalsThe Wessexes

The Queen gives Prince Edward a new Earldom on his 55th birthday

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex has been granted the additional title of Earl of Forfar by The Queen on his 55th birthday. He and his wife, Sophie, will use the titles The Earl and Countess of Forfar when in Scotland. The Earl of Wessex is the patron of several Scottish charitable organisations, such as The Edinburgh International Festival, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and…
Read more
British RoyalsThe CambridgesThe SussexesThe Wessexes

This Week in Royal Fashion: Meghan in Morocco, Kate in Northern Ireland & Sophie in Somerset

Today we start a new weekly feature covering royal style highlights. Look for “This Week in Royal Fashion” every Friday.  This week we saw both Meghan and Kate embark on mini-tours, with both duchesses showing off some impressive fashion choices. Here we take a look at a few tour favourites, along with a striking new dress from the Countess of Wessex. The Duchess of Sussex Last week…
Read more
British RoyalsThe Wessexes

The royal fashion of famous queens on the agenda for the Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex will explore the fashion of royal women – including herself – when she visits Bath on February 26. She will tour the Fashion Museum’s Royal Women exhibition, including dresses from Queen Alexandra, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret. The Countess of Wessex also will come face-to-face with her own outfit in the exhibition, the Jane Taylor hat and Bruce…
Read more