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The Countess of Wessex becomes first member of the Royal Family to visit South Sudan

The Countess of Wessex is visiting South Sudan this week, focusing on issues related to girls and women’s rights, to coincide with International Women’s Day. “The Countess’s visit, during International Women’s Week, will promote the rights of women and girls, through education, inclusivity at leadership level and by tackling sexual and gender-based violence,” according to…
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The Countess of Wessex teases new official image

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…
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The Countess of Wessex opens new ballet studios named in her honour

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 Wessex Studios. The studios are named in tribute to The Queen’s daughter-in-law who is one of the hardest members of…
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Earl of Wessex expands reach of the Duke of Edinburgh Award

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 receive their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. This will allow Under 14 and Under 15 players the opportunity to take part…
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Sophie in Sierra Leone: Day Two

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…
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Sophie in Sierra Leone: Day One

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 Sophie undertaking engagements in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown. The Royal Family website announced Sophie’s…
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