British RoyalsThe Wessexes

Sophie concludes India tour in New Delhi

The Countess of Wessex completed her tour of India Friday, after a five-day visit to the country on behalf of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. Thursday the Countess headed from Mumbai to New Delhi to visit the United Services Institution of India. The Countess joined a roundtable discussion on gender-based violence in conflict and India’s approach to Women, Peace and Security. British…
Read more
The Wessexes

Countess of Wessex posts personal message on Royal Family Twitter at start of India tour

The Countess of Wessex started her five-day tour of India today in Hyderabad, visiting hospitals to see how they are working to prevent avoidable blindness in premature babies. The Countess, who is travelling in her role as Vice-Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the experience. “I was so thrilled to see the work supported by…
Read more
British RoyalsFeaturesThe Wessexes

Before they were royal: The life of the Countess of Wessex

Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones was born on 20 January 1965 as the youngest child and only daughter of Christopher Bournes Rhys-Jones and the late Mary O’Sullivan at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. She has an elder brother, David. One of her godparents was the late actor Thane Bettany, who was her father’s stepbrother. Sophie grew up in Kent, to where her family moved while she was still…
Read more