Category: Prince Edward

The Royals could play a key role in helping Britain to negotiate new Brexit trade agreements

The Royals could play a key role in helping Britain to negotiate new Brexit trade agreements

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Royal aides are looking into what part senior Royals including Prince Charles and the Duke of York could have in helping to broker deals in Commonwealth countries and beyond. Members of the Royal Family already undertake official overseas visits in support of British interests, but their influence could be used to “turbo boost” any negotiations, according to a well-placed Foreign Office insider. “If we are going to be actively rebooting existing trade relationships as well as creating new ones then by having the Royal Family on board, what we are saying is: We are interested in building a relationship at the highest symbolic level. “The Royals pack a formidable soft power punch.” Having visited Estonia earlier this month, Prince Andrew spent last week in Malaysia, meeting b
While Sophie, Countess of Wessex has been working as a senior royal for over a decade, it’s only recently that Prince Edward’s wife has been garnering attention for her graceful style

While Sophie, Countess of Wessex has been working as a senior royal for over a decade, it’s only recently that Prince Edward’s wife has been garnering attention for her graceful style

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While Sophie, Countess of Wessex has been working as a senior royal for over a decade, it's only recently that Prince Edward's wife has been garnering attention for her graceful style. Presenting a fashion award at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards in London this week, Sophie looked effortlessly chic in an embroidered lace-and- jacquard dress by British designer Mary Katrantzou, to whom she was presenting the award. Sleek in high-heeled black pumps and clutching a bejeweled Fendi baguette bag, the 50-year-old royal certainly held her own amongst Hollywood stars, including Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman. It's a more refined, glamorous-yet-understated look that the royal mom to Lady Louise, 11, and Viscount James, 7 has perfected in recent months – all without the help of a st
A mum who turned her love for home baking into a full-time job has been invited to create cakes for royalty at a special palace event today

A mum who turned her love for home baking into a full-time job has been invited to create cakes for royalty at a special palace event today

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A mum who turned her love for home baking into a full-time job has been invited to create cakes for royalty at a special palace event today Amy Gilmore, who gave up her career to pursue her hobby, has made 550 cake pops for the Duke of York, which have been delivered to St James’ Palace. The 34-year-old runs Polka Pops from her home in Ribchester, and her sweet treats will be on offer at today’s Pitch @ Palace in London. Amy, who began her business three years ago, said: “It came about when I was on 
maternity leave. “I used to be a baker at Asda in Blackburn and I decided I didn’t want to go back and work from home. “I went and did a few farmers’ markets and it’s snowballed from there.” Amy said she first became involved with the Pitch @ Palace event, which supports entrepreneurs
The Countess of Wessex has got a secret. She’s undertaking the challenge of a lifetime next year but can’t tell me what it is

The Countess of Wessex has got a secret. She’s undertaking the challenge of a lifetime next year but can’t tell me what it is

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The Countess of Wessex has got a secret. She’s undertaking the challenge of a lifetime next year but can’t tell me what it is “There are things that I would love to tell you right now but I can’t! What I will say is that it is a personal challenge like no other. At this stage I’m getting worried that I have bitten off more than I can chew. It’s going to be very physically demanding. You can come with me!” Sophie, Countess of Wessex means it, too. Despite being one of the most senior members of the Royal Family and one of the Queen’s closest confidantes, Sophie is by far the most approachable Windsor you’ll ever meet. I have seen sight being restored and I can promise you there are few things more rewarding in this world than seeing someone step from the dark into the light Sophie, Count
There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see Sophie Countess of Wessex

There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see Sophie Countess of Wessex

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There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see Sophie Countess of Wessex The Countess of Wessex has spoken for the first time about how her daughter Louise’s sight problems inspired her to campaign for the blind and visually impaired. In an extraordinarily candid interview, Sophie shared her joy at 11-year-old Louise finally being able to see properly after having being born with what she described as a “profound” squint. She is now raising support for people across the world with eye problems, explaining: “There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see.” Lady Louise’s condition, strabismus, was a result of her premature birth in 2003. She was born by emergency caesarian section weighing 4lb 9oz. Sophie,
The Countess of Wessex enjoyed an afternoons racing where she placed a £10 bet on a runner in the Londonmetric Noel Murless Stakes

The Countess of Wessex enjoyed an afternoons racing where she placed a £10 bet on a runner in the Londonmetric Noel Murless Stakes

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The Countess of Wessex enjoyed an afternoons racing where she placed a £10 bet on a runner in the Londonmetric Noel Murless Stakes The Countess of Wessex wagered her mother-in-law – or at least a £10 note bearing her image – on a horse at sunny Ascot yesterday. And the Queen must have brought her good luck because Sophie was seen jumping for joy when her horse came in at the LondonMetric Noel Murless Stakes, gaining her a handful more tenners. The Countess must be the only woman in the world who's delighted at getting extra 'mothers-in-law'... Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE
The royals are having a Top Gun moment

The royals are having a Top Gun moment

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The royals are having a Top Gun moment Just as Prince Harry and his brother Prince William have been honoring the Royal Air Force and their sacrifices in recent days, so has their aunt Sophie, the Countess of Wessex – and on Thursday Buckingham Palace proudly tweeted a photo of the flight-suited royal. Sophie, 50, took a place in the cockpit of a Grob Tutor plane as she made a visit to RAF Wittering in her role as Honorary Air Commodore. On a 40-minute flight, Squadron Leader Andy Paul took her over the counties of Cambridgeshire and the town of Peterborough and above the magnificent Rutland Water Lake. During the visit to the station about 90 miles north of London on Monday, the mother of two, who has been married to Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, since 1999, also vis
The Countess of Wessex joined showbiz and sports stars as they traded places with City of London brokers to raise money in memory of September 11 terror attack victims

The Countess of Wessex joined showbiz and sports stars as they traded places with City of London brokers to raise money in memory of September 11 terror attack victims

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The Countess of Wessex joined showbiz and sports stars as they traded places with City of London brokers to raise money in memory of September 11 terror attack victims. Prince Edward’s wife Sophie and former England footballer Rio Ferdinand were manning the phones alongside licensed brokers at BGC in Canary Wharf, London, on the firm’s annual charity day. All the money raised from trading will go to charities to commemorate the 658 employees of Cantor and 64 from Eurobrokers, both associated companies of BGC, who died in the World Trade Centre attacks in 2001. Other celebrity traders included actor Samuel L Jackson and lingerie entrepreneur Michelle Mone. The Duchess of Cornwall was unable to attend after suffering gastroenteritis. Source: EXPRESS
She's usually impeccably dressed, with rakish hat adorning her blonde hair

She's usually impeccably dressed, with rakish hat adorning her blonde hair

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She's usually impeccably dressed, with rakish hat adorning her blonde hair But today the Countess of Wessex was sporting a very different sort of ensemble as she visited a bakery in Wiltshire - one that Coronation Street's Hilda Ogden would be proud of. Clad in a white overall worn over her floral printed dress teamed, Sophie, 50, topped her very practical look with a bright green hair net and blue foot coverings, Sophie, 50, grimaced and laughed her way through the royal visit at the Marshfield Bakery in Dyrham. Joined by several members of staff, she witnessed the process from the production line and as she was leaving, was presented with a bouquet of cream and purple flowers. The bakery - famous for its flapjacks - was founded in 1984 by farmhouse owners Paul and Lynne White, and s...