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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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Opinion: The Wessexes need their own social media

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are two of the hardest-working British royals, ranking third and sixth in the entire family in terms of the number of engagements carried out in 2018. But we just don’t hear as much about their work, and if you ask someone outside of Britain who Sophie or Edward is, you’re likely to get a blank stare. Edward carried out a massive 463 engagements in 2018…
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Sophie attends UN Commission on Status of Women in New York

The Countess of Wessex travelled to New York to attend the 63rd session of the United Nation’s Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) this week. The annual event spans a fortnight and will bring together more than 9,000 gender equality representatives from around the world. According to the UN Women website, the CSW is “the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated…
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