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The Countess of Wessex Studios to open late February

The Countess of Wessex will receive a special tribute later this month when a building at the new premises for the Central School of Ballet is named in her honour. Sophie, who has been patron of the Central School of Ballet and its appeal to move to Paris Garden in Southwark, will visit on 27 February to view the newly-designed ‘The Countess of Wessex Studios’ and meet students, staff and…
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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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Sophie dons army fatigues for special contest held in her honour

The Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the St John Moore Barracks in Winchester on Tuesday to watch the annual competition for the cup named in her honour. The Countess of Wessex Cup tests military regiments in various challenges for the chance to win the prize. All of the regiments or organisations that competed are ones that Sophie holds honorary military appointments with. The four…
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The Countess of Wessex in Kenya: "Gender equality is a fundamental right, but it is not yet the reality for many"

The Countess of Wessex began a two-day visit to Kenya on Thursday to attend the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting in Nairobi. Per the Commonwealth’s official website, the purpose of the meeting is to “turn the words and aspirations expressed by leaders at last year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting into more leadership positions for women in private and public…
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