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Entertainment Why Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex have reason to celebrate this weekend

11:00  06 november  2020
11:00  06 november  2020 Source:   hellomagazine.com

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex , James, Viscount Severn, Prince Edward and Lady Louise Windsor (Image: GETTY). The family spend a lot of time with the Louise was taught to ride at a young age and joined her father on horseback as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor in 2016.

Prince Edward , 55, and Sophie Wessex , 54, married 20 years ago in June 1999. The royals celebrated the special occasion at Royal Ascot The Earl of Wessex , 55, and his wife the Countess of Wessex , 54, (pictured) attended the second day of Royal Ascot on their 20th wedding anniversary.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie, Countess of Wessex posing for the camera: Hello! Magazine © @Copyright HELLO! Hello! Magazine

The Earl and Countess of Wessex have a special reason to celebrate with their family this weekend.

Prince Edward and Sophie's eldest daughter Lady Louise Windsor will mark her 17th birthday on Sunday 8 November. The young royal began studying for her A-levels in English, History, Politics and Drama in September.

While the Wessexes celebrated Lady Louise's 16th birthday last year privately, for her15th birthday in 2018, mum Sophie treated her teenage daughter to a special night out.

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The pair were spotted in the audience of Strictly Come Dancing, with host Tess Daly revealing to HELLO! in December 2018: "It was lovely to have them there, we are very fortunate we have a few fans in the royal household… They did absolutely [get a backstage tour].

"Lady Louise was celebrating turning 15 and she said it was a treat to come and visit the show. She's a big fan, herself and her mother. They enjoyed all the action from the front row and they had a great night. It was great to welcome them."

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor standing in front of a crowd: louise-and-sophie © Provided by Hello! louise-and-sophie

Sophie and Louise had an amazing time in Strictly's audience in 2018

Like the Queen, Lady Louise is a huge fan of horse riding. She has been often pictured showing off her equestrian skills, competing in the British Driving Society Championship for Young Drivers.

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PRINCE EDWARD and Sophie, Countess of Wessex found themselves embroiled in a scandal in 2001 after a sting Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex (Image: Getty). “The entire transcript of the fake sheikh story then appeared in the News of the World the subsequent weekend .

Prince Edward , 55, is the youngest child of the Queen and a full-time royal who is often spotted carrying out his royal duties. He took on the title of Earl of Wessex after he married Sophie Rhys-Jones, 54, in 1999. She then became the Countess of Wessex and the pair now have two children together

Her grandfather, Prince Philip was very instrumental in the development of carriage driving and has represented Britain in three European championships and six world championships.

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Lady Louise Windsor wearing a suit and hat: lady-louise-windsor © Provided by Hello! lady-louise-windsor

Lady Louise is an accomplished carriage driver

Lady Louise was born on 8 November 2003 at Frimley Park Hospital and is the Queen's youngest granddaughter.

She is currently 13th in line to the throne behind her younger brother James, Viscount Severn, as she did not benefit from the changes made in The Succession to the Crown Act (2013), which states that girls will not be overtaken by younger brothers.

The Act only applies to female royals born after 28 October 2011, such as Princess Charlotte, who kept her place as fourth-in-line after the birth of her younger brother Prince Louis.

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