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Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has seen first-hand the destruction caused by last month’s wildfire in Fort McMurray

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has seen first-hand the destruction caused by last month’s wildfire in Fort McMurray

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Prince Edward's wife was greeted upon her arrival at the city's airport by Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Wood Buffalo Mayor Melissa Blake. They then boarded a bus for a tour through the city and were given a commentary about the fire's progress by fire Chief Darby Allen. At the destroyed neighbourhood of Beacon Hill, Sophie got off the bus and held onto a fence with her fingers while gazing at the devastation. Sophie asked what supports are available to address the "emotional fallout" experienced by those whose homes were lost. The group later stopped at a sports complex downtown for a reception where people were waiting to greet the countess. Earlier in the day, Sophie was the guest of honour at a sod-turning ceremony in Edmonton to rename the Old Strathcona park to Light Horse Park....
“Well for Louise, actually, it was much more of a shock to the system,” she recounted to BBC via Woman’s Day

“Well for Louise, actually, it was much more of a shock to the system,” she recounted to BBC via Woman’s Day

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Countess Sophie had an interview recently, in which she revealed that her daughter, Lady Louise did not know that her grandmother was one of the most talked people on earth, Queen Elizabeth and that her kids will need to get real jobs when they are old enough. However, her latest remarke put her in a hot seat as she seemed to suggest that Catherine Duchess of Cambridge is spoiling her kids. In an interview with Louise Minchin of the BBC, Sophie, Countess of Wessex said that although Queen Elizabeth is arguably one of the most famous people in the world, her eldest child, Lady Louise Windsor, simply know her as Granny. However, she recently found out that her grandma holds an influential position. “Well for Louise, actually, it was much more of a shock to the system,” she recounted to
The Countess of Wessex has revealed her two children – the Queen’s youngest grandchildren – will have to go out and get jobs when they older

The Countess of Wessex has revealed her two children – the Queen’s youngest grandchildren – will have to go out and get jobs when they older

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, said Lady Louise, 12, and James, Viscount Severn, (pictured in December) should not expect to follow in their parents’ footsteps by working for the family ‘firm’ Sophie also revealed the moment Louise realised her grandmother was different from other grandparents was 'a shock to the system' The Countess is currently training to cycle from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in September on behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to mark its 60th anniversary Prince Edward’s wife made clear in an interview yesterday that Lady Louise, 12, and James, Viscount Severn, should not expect to follow in their parents’ footsteps by working for the family ‘firm’. Speaking about her attempts to keep the pair out of the public spotlight while they
The Countess of Wessex was joined by her daughter as she opened the refurbished HQ of Girlguiding yesterday afternoon

The Countess of Wessex was joined by her daughter as she opened the refurbished HQ of Girlguiding yesterday afternoon

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Sophie, 51, the president of the charity, launched the new centre which is just a short walk away from Buckingham Palace and has views of the Queen's garden. Her daughter, Lady Louise, 12, who is a Girl Guide herself, dressed in her uniform as she joined her mother for the occasion. Prince Edward's wife, meanwhile, looked elegant in a belted red coat teamed with slim-legged black trousers, a black top and matching stiletto heels. She also wore a gold Girlguiding broach. During the visit, Sophie unveiled a commemorative plaque at the new headquarters and gave a speech in which she said the charity was 'lucky to have such a vibrant society of girls'. The former Brownie also presented a Silver Fish award - the highest accolade for adults in Girlguiding to Angela Milln, deputy chief guid...
Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex took James and Louise to Bristol Zoo

Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex took James and Louise to Bristol Zoo

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Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex surprised royal watchers when they brought their children to a royal engagement on Thursday. The couple, who rarely involve young Louise and James in official duties, were more than happy to take their son and daughter on the family-friendly outing – a trip to the Bristol Zoo. As the patron of the Bristol Zoological Society, Prince Edward was invited to open the new Mahali Pori exhibit, accompanied by his wife Sophie. The royals decided to bring their youngsters along as they are on school holidays. Lady Louise, 12, and eight-year-old James Viscount Severn looked particularly excited about the outdoorsy activity. Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex took James and Louise to Bristol Zoo The highlight came at the Madagascar part of the exhib
The Duchess of Cambridge will never be Queen

The Duchess of Cambridge will never be Queen

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Catherine Duchess of Cambridge beware! If Australian government executive Simon Dorante-Day can prove he is Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles secret love child, the Duchess of Cambridge will never be Queen. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge may never be Queen! Simon wants a DNA test done in order to finally remove all doubt. Right now, the only thing the Aussie really has to go on is the fact that his adoptive grandparents, Winifred and Ernest Day, worked in one of the Royal households. The couple’s daughter, Karen, and her husband, David, adopted Simon when he was 18 months old. Globe interviewed Simon, 50, who revealed his adoptive grandmother Winifred told Simon many times “that I was Camilla and Charles’s child.” Why didn’t granny or Simon come forward and lay claim to the thro
It’s not just the public who are Copy Kates – a host of celebrities have been spotted sporting the same outfits as the Duchess over the years.

It’s not just the public who are Copy Kates – a host of celebrities have been spotted sporting the same outfits as the Duchess over the years.

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Whether it’s her mum or Kim Kardashian, she’s no stranger to a style snap. But how often has the Duchess been beaten to the best dressed crown by her style twins? Let’s decide with our who wore it best Duchess edition.. Kate Middleton looked breathtaking when she wore this ornate, sequin adorned, blush-hued gown by Jenny Packham to a dinner at Kensington in 2011, but it looked mighty familiar, didn’t it? Fans of Gossip Girl will remember that Leighton Meester wore the same tulle sleeved gown on the set of Gossip Girl in the scene that saw her get engaged to her French Prince. The Verdict: This one’s a stalemate: both ladies look every inch the Princess. [Photos The CW, Rex] Jenny Packham may be the Duchess’s go-to designer, but it’s also Angelina Jolie’s. And it’s no wonder when s
Countess of Wessex has praised Queen Elizabeth’s fashion sense

Countess of Wessex has praised Queen Elizabeth’s fashion sense

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The 89-year-old royal is usually spotted wearing bright and bold outfits but Countess Sophie says this has to be the case as there are usually big crowds wherever she goes and she has to "stand out". Speaking in ITV's 'Our Queen At 90' documentary, she said: "Don't forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, ten, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen's hat as she went past. She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen.'" Meanwhile, the 51-year-old royal previously revealed she "caved" into fashion. She said: "I remember having a chat with somebody and them saying, 'You know you've got to recognise that this is part and parcel of what you're doing. When you walk into a room, yes people are going ...