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The Countess of Wessex visits RAF Wittering to open play parks

The Countess of Wessex was all smiles on Wednesday as she visited RAF Wittering to open new play parks funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund. The countess, who serves as Honorary Air Commodore of Royal Air Force Wittering, was joined by more than 200 children from Wittering Primary School at the event. The RAF Benevolent Fund is celebrating its centenary this year and provides support to RAF…
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Earl of Wessex to visit Slovenia for first Slovenia-UK Friendship Day

The UK and Slovenia share a special bond, and the Earl of Wessex will honour this relationship by launching the first Slovenia-UK Friendship Day when he travels to the country next month. “The Embassy is delighted to confirm that His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, will visit Slovenia on the 14 and 15 May 2019, as a guest of His Excellency Borut Pahor, President of the…
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The Countess of Wessex learns about vital medical developments at Consortium

The Countess of Wessex tried her hand at an unexpected new role Wednesday – eye surgeon – when she performed simulated cataract surgery on model eyes whilst attending the five-year meeting of The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium. The countess serves as Vice-Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, which aims to end preventable blindness and empower young leaders. She also…
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Sophie's special message on Commonwealth Day

The Countess of Wessex has written an open letter to the people of Malawi in honour of an important milestone. “I am delighted to hear the news that it is now official: Malawi has removed the risk of trachoma across the country,” she said. Trachoma is a bacterial infection that – when left untreated – leads to eventual blindness. This contagious disease has been a prevalent…
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