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King and Queen of Malaysia receive Earl of Wessex

The Earl of Wessex is visiting Malaysia this week and was greeted by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, the monarch of Malaysia, and his wife, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah. Edward, who is visiting Malaysia and Australia as part of a visit to promote the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, of which he is…
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A 'bridie' for Sophie: Forfar's new countess gets a traditional welcome

It’s been eaten by generations in Forfar and as she made her debut there as its countess, Sophie was more than willing to join in the fun. The Countess of Forfar tucked into a traditional bridie on her first visit to the area since receiving her new title and went on to give her lunch the royal seal of approval. A bridie is a meat pasty which has been made in the area for years. It’s…
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Sophie's support for the countryside

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has become a dedicated senior member of the Royal Family in the last decade. She has chosen to support a number of different causes and represents The Queen across the Commonwealth. Her Royal Highness is a patron to a number of organisations and quietly but thoroughly supports them all. In a lesser capacity, she supports the Prince of Wales in the Campaign for Wool…
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Royal Weddings: the Wedding of the Earl and Countess of Wessex

The last major Windsor wedding of the 20th century became something of a turning point for The Queen and her family. It wasn’t just that this royal celebration was more informal and more relaxed than the spectacular ceremonial of previous royal marriages. The wedding of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, on June 19th 1999, seemed to mark a change in direction following a tumultuous decade that had…
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