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Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh

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Duchess of Edinburgh (more)
Sophie, Countess of Wessex aged 48
The Duchess in 2013
BornSophie Helen Rhys-Jones
(1965-01-20) 20 January 1965 (age 59)
Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom
(m. 1999)
HouseWindsor (by marriage)
FatherChristopher Rhys-Jones
MotherMary O'Sullivan
ReligionChurch of England
EducationWest Kent College

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh (born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones; born 20 January 1965) is the wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh. She assists her husband in his royal duties.

Rhys-Jones was born at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, the daughter of Christopher and Mary Rhys Jones. She was raised in Brenchley, Kent.

She married Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh in 1999,[1] they have two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Earl of Wessex. The family's country residence is Bagshot Park in Surrey.

Titles[change | change source]

  • 19 June 1999-Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, Viscountess Severn
  • 10 March 2019 -10 March 2023: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex and Forfar
  • 10 March 2023-present: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Merioneth, Baroness Greenwich

References[change | change source]

  1. "History - Prince Edward's wedding (pictures, video, facts & news)". BBC. Retrieved 27 December 2011.

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