- NAME: Sophie, Countess of Wessex
- OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Royalty
- BIRTH DATE: January 20, 1965 (Age: 48)
- EDUCATION: Dulwich College Preparatory School, Kent College for Girls
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Oxford, England, United Kingdom
- Originally: Sophie Rhys-Jones
- Full Name: Sophie, Countess of Wessex
- AKA: Countess of Wessex
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
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Countess of Wessex Sophie Rhys-Jones is married to Edward, Earl of Wessex, and is the mother of Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.
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On December 17, 2007, Sophie and Edward rejoiced in the birth of a son, James, Viscount Severn. James was Queen Elisabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh's first male grandchild since Prince Harry, who had been born 23 years earlier.
Since the birth of her children, Sophie has remained active in children's charities and community projects. She also supports her husband in his public duties. In 2012,
the Countess of Wessex was the subject of controversy when she accepted a gift of jewels from Bahrain's royal family. Activists argued that she should return the gems in light of human rights abuses by Bahrain's regime.
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