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Countess of Wessex visits children charity

Countess of Wessex in a wheelchair

The Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the Whizz-Kidz charity this week to find out what it is like to have a disability.


Sophie, who is married to Prince Edward, has previously used her royal title to support people with disabilities and the prevention of vision loss in developing countries.

Her visit to the charity’s Guilford office follows the time she spent with sick children at London Zoo.

Sophie had the honour of opening the new Monkey Valley exhibit where she posed for photo opportunities with ring-tail lemurs.

She was joined by young people who are supported by the Kaleidoscope Palliative Care and Community Children’s Nursing Teams as she was given a private tour round the exhibition.

The Royal Family Instagram account marked the occasion by uploading a photo of the Countess with the lemurs standing next to a little girl.

Unsurprisingly the image attracted a flood of messages from people supporting the good causes Sophie supports.

One reply read: 'Love her! Deserves to be Duchess of Edinburgh.'

Another said: 'This woman deserves the coronet of duchess! She and her husband have been a strong support to the crown and should receive the title promised to them by the late Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth!'

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is married to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar, the youngest brother of King Charles III.

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