Sophie, Countess of Wessex is a member of the British royal family who is married to Prince Edward, the youngest son of and .

Born Name

Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones

Other Name

Countess of Wessex

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Residence

She divides her time between her residences in –

  • Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Bagshot Park, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

Education

She studied at Dulwich Preparatory School and then attended Kent College in Pembury. After that, she trained as a secretary at West Kent College, Tonbridge.

Occupation

Member of the British Royal Family

Family

  • Father – Christopher Bournes Rhys-Jones (Retired sales director for an importer of industrial tires and rubber goods)
  • Mother – Mary (née O’Sullivan) (1934-2005) (Charity worker and secretary)
  • Sibling – David Rhys-Jones (Older Brother)
  • Others – Margaret Rhys-Jones (née Molesworth) (Grandmother), Thane Bettany (Uncle, Godfather) (Actor, Dancer, Drama Teacher), Helen (Aunt) (Died in a riding accident in 1960), (Brother-In-Law), Anne, Princess Royal (Sister-In-Law), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (Brother-In-Law)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sophie has dated –

  1. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – On January 6, 1999, her engagement with Prince Edward was announced after the duo had been dating for a while. They got married on June 19, 1999, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and spent their honeymoon at Balmoral Castle. They parent 2 children – Lady Louise Windsor (b. November 8, 2003) and James, Viscount Severn (b. December 17, 2007), respectively 13th and 12th in line to the British throne.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Her impeccable fashion sense
  • Deep-set eyes

Sophie, Countess of Wessex Facts

  1. She was named after her aunt Helen.
  2. With her marriage to Prince Edward, her title has been styled as “Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex”.
  3. Sophie is regarded as one of the most stylish members of the British royal family alongside and .
  4. She operated her public relations agency, RJH Public Relations, with Murray Harkin, her business partner, for 5 years.
  5. The Countess was honored with the Sash of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest Mexican order awarded to foreigners, in 2015.

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Facts of Sophie, Countess of Wessex

  • full nameSophie, Countess of Wessex
  • Date of Birth January 20, 1965
  • Age 56 years 10 months
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Amethyst
  • Lucky Color Turquoise
  • Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • weight62 kg
  • height5 ft 5 in

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