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Countess of Wessex to attend Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministers Meeting in Nairobi

The Countess of Wessex will continue her work with the Women, Peace and Security agenda (WPS) and the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) as she visits Nairobi, Kenya from 19th to 20th September. The Countess will deliver a speech at the opening of the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting. Hosted by the government of Kenya, the theme for the 12th Commonwealth…
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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…
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The Countess of Wessex's nod to her wedding day on her 20th anniversary

As she celebrated her twentieth wedding anniversary with a day out at Royal Ascot with her husband, it appeared that the Countess of Wessex was paying her own tribute to her famous day as a royal bride. For Sophie was in white and black on her big anniversary, just as she was two decades ago when she said ‘I do’ at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. Embed from Getty Images As she…
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Duke of Edinburgh passes on patronage to Countess of Wessex

It has been announced the Duke of Edinburgh officially handed over the patronage of The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to the Countess of Wessex. The duke took on the role of patron of the organisation, which serves as the professional body for management and leadership, in 1992.  However, he was involved with the CMI as an Honorary Fellow since 1969, making 2019 his 50th year of service to…
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The Countess of Wessex meets youth leaders in Mumbai

The Countess of Wessex headed to Mumbai for the next leg of her India tour on Wednesday, switching focus from preventing avoidable blindness in premature babies to meeting the youth leaders of India who are helping to change the world. She kicked off day three of the tour at Sassoon Dock, which is one of the largest and oldest fishing ports in Mumbai. There she met with Ashok Rathod, co-founder of…
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