The Wessexes

The Wessexes

Countess to launch HMS Darling

The Countess of Wessex is to launch HMS Daring in Glasgow on 1 February.

Service held for Sophie's mother

THE Count and Countess of Wessex attended a service of thanksgiving for Sophie's late mother, Mary Rhys-Jones, in Benenden, Kent yesterday.

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Sophie's mother dies at 71

THE Countess of Wessex's mother, Mary Rhys-Jones, has died aged 71 after a short illness, Buckingham Palace said yesterday.

Second child on the way for Edward and Sophie

THE Countess of Wessex is pregnant again despite fears that problems with earlier pregnancies had made it almost impossible for her to have another child.

Prince Edward returns to acting roots as patron

PRINCE Edward is to become patron of a Scottish arts company based at a centre where he took his first tentative steps on stage as an actor.

Royals' businesses lose money

THE Earl and Countess of Wessex’s former businesses have both made sizeable losses, according to latest figures. The countess remains a non-executive director of R-JH Public Relations, but stood down as chairman after she fell victim to a newspaper sting.

Sophie to open Army museum

THE Countess of Wessex was due to learn about medical practice inside Far Eastern prisoner of war camps today, on her first solo engagement since her maternity leave.

Wessex baby faces surgery to save sight

THE baby daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex is set to have an operation to save her eyesight.

Baby blooming

THE youngest member of the Royal Family was yesterday said to be "well and growing fast". The Countess of Wessex said that her daughter, Lady Louise, who is nearly two months old, was "lovely".

Wessex baby named Louise, but not HRH

THE EARL and Countess of Wessex have named their baby daughter Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten Windsor.

Edward and Sophie name baby Louise

The Earl and Countess of Wessex have named their daughter Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor.

Home comforts for baby

THE Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter were spending their first day at home together after the newborn baby was allowed to leave hospital.

Edward and Sophie take their daughter home from hospital

THE Earl and Countess of Wessex and their newborn daughter were finally together as a family last night after the baby was allowed home from hospital.

Sophie in hospital until next week

THE Countess of Wessex will not be well enough to leave hospital following the birth of her premature baby until next week, Buckingham Palace has said.

Wessexes reunited with baby at last

THE Earl of Wessex spoke of his joy last night as he, his wife and their new baby joined together as a family for the first time - five days after desperate attempts by medical experts to save the infant’s life.

Why society needs to show compassion for the childless

BY COMMON consent, this has not been a good month for the monarchy; but despite record levels of public exasperation with the whole royal circus, there can still be few women, or sentient men, in Britain who have not felt a pang of sympathy this week over the unexpected ordeal faced by Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Policeman moved to desk duties after Sophie blunder

THE inspector on duty when the pregnant Countess of Wessex was kept waiting half an hour for an ambulance has been moved to desk duties, Surrey Police said today.

Edward 'completely thrilled' by baby

THE Earl of Wessex yesterday described seeing his two-day-old daughter for the first time as "a completely thrilling moment".

Police sorry for Sophie ambulance delay bungle

POLICE have apologised for a blunder which delayed an ambulance for the Countess of Wessex after she suffered stomach pains at home ahead of the birth of her daughter by emergency caesarean surgery.

Sophie and baby kept apart

SOPHIE, Countess of Wessex, was separated from her newborn daughter for a second day today as they were cared for in different hospitals.

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