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The Countess of Wessex's Day in Cumbria

You know what it’s like for a royal going about their business. One minute you’re learning to be a barista, the next you’re starting at a wall of silage. That’s just what happened to the Countess of Wessex as she headed to Cumbria for a day of engagements. (Photo: Royal Family Twitter) Sophie spent Wednesday in the county and, as many of us do mid week, started off with…
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The Countess of Wessex becomes Royal Patron of Thames Valley Air Ambulance

The Countess of Wessex has a new patronage, reflecting her support for the air ambulance services which rushed her to hospital when she suffered a potentially life threatening ectopic pregnancy in 2001. Sophie’s new role as Royal Patron of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance was announced by Buckingham Palace this morning. The Countess of Wessex had to be flown to hospital in December 2001 when…
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The Countess of Wessex meets Queen Victoria

The Countess of Wessex was anything but ‘not amused’ this week when she was welcomed to a royal engagement by a Queen Victoria impersonator. The brush with her husband’s great, great, great, great grandmother came as Sophie officially opened a newly restored chapel in Hampshire. The building is at the Royal Victoria Park in Netley near Southampton, and it’s been brought…
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Countess of Wessex unveils "Victory Over Blindness" statue

The Countess of Wessex unveiled a statue on Tuesday, entitled Victory over Blindness, outside the Manchester Piccadilly Station, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The statue features seven blind soldiers leading each other with their hands on each other’s shoulders, and “is a testament to the thousands of blind veterans we have supported in rebuilding their lives after…
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