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Edward & Sophie to play key role in Dutch State Visit

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are to play an integral role in the upcoming State Visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands when they visit the United Kingdom later this month. Edward and Sophie will act as hosts to the King and Queen for much of their second day in the UK. Their Majesties will be in the country for a State Visit as the guests of The Queen from 23rd…
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The Countess of Wessex spends the day on the Isle of Wight

The Countess of Wessex hopped across the water this week for a day of engagements in the Isle of Wight. Sophie met charity workers and saw how firms on the island are aiming to protect the environment during a series of visits which culminated in a right royal tradition – the official launch of a ship. Among the people that the countess met during her time on the island were award winning…
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Earl of Wessex attends Patriot Day Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon

The Earl of Wessex attended the Patriot Day Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, yesterday on the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Prince Edward laid a wreath to honour the fallen from that fateful day. The Prince attended alongside US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis; Vice President Mike Pence; and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of…
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The Countess of Wessex hosts lunch at St James's Palace to celebrate the Hockey World Cup

The Countess of Wessex hosted a lunch at St James’s Palace on Monday afternoon for her patronage, England Hockey. Her Royal Highness invited representatives from the world of hockey to the palace to celebrate the Women’s Hockey World Cup, which is currently taking place in London. England is still in the competition, with the team taking on Korea on Tuesday in an effort to progress to…
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