Sophie, Countess of Wessex
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex GCVO, is the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, himself the youngest son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Married in 1999, she worked in public relations until 2002 and now supports her husband in his Royal duties. The Earl and Countess have two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.… Read More

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  • Mary Rhys-Jones
    Mary Rhys-Jones
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CHILDHOOD

1965 Birth Born on January 20, 1965.

TWENTIES

1993 28 Years Old The couple had met six years earlier, in 1993, at a charity event, and began their relationship soon afterwards. … Read More

THIRTIES

1996 31 Years Old …  In 1996, with enough experience behind her, Rhys-Jones then launched her public relations agency, RJH Public Relations, which she ran with her business partner, Murray Harkin.
1999 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Married in 1999, she worked in public relations until 2002 and now supports her husband in his royal duties. … Read More
2000 35 Years Old The Countess of Wessex began to take on royal duties after her wedding, with her first overseas tour being to the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island in 2000. … Read More
2001 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, a News of the World undercover reporter, Mazher Mahmood, posing as a sheikh, recorded the Countess making disparaging comments about certain members of the British Government and appearing to use her royal status in order to gain clientele. … Read More
2003 38 Years Old Two years later, she gave birth to a daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, on 8 November 2003. … Read More

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2006 41 Years Old In 2006, the Countess also lent her support to the Born in Bradford research project, which is investigating causes of low birth weight and infant mortality. … Read More
2007 42 Years Old The Countess returned to Frimley Park Hospital on 17 December 2007, to give birth, again by caesarean section, to her son, James, Viscount Severn. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In December 2011, the Countess of Wessex joined her husband visiting troops in Afghanistan. … Read More
2012 47 Years Old In February and March 2012, The Earl and Countess visited the Caribbean for the Diamond Jubilee, visiting Saint Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda. … Read More
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