Just a quick post with a round up of news. Yesterday in the afternoon, The Earl and Countess of Wessex held a Lunch for Her Majesty’s Lord- Lieutenants of the Wessex region. The Countess of Wessex as Chairman of Women in Business (promoting The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award), held a Meeting in a morning.
Today, The Countess of Wessex (most likely representing Prince Edward) along with The Princess Royal and Prince Michael of Kent, attended Sebastian de Ferranti’s memorial service at Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street) in London.
|via Joe Little of Majesty Magazine|
Sebastian de Ferranti, who has died aged 88 (in October 2015), was chairman of the pioneering electronics company founded by his grandfather, and the creator of one of Britain’s finest 20th-century country houses, the neo-Palladian Henbury Hall in Cheshire. For more info visit this link. There are no pictures of HRH attending the service.
I also wanted to share a link to an article [here], that makes my blood boil. Richard Palmer shares an ‘insight’ on the future of royal family & their patronages. He writes:
‘Charles, 67, wants a more muscular, streamlined monarchy, focused on achieving concrete changes in society through a smaller group of working royals and, inevitably, a smaller number of organisations. The core of that smaller group will be Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Harry – and his wife if he is married by then. Much may depend on when Charles comes to the throne but, according to sources familiar with behind-the-scenes palace thinking, even the new King’s siblings, Anne, Andrew, and Edward may not have an official role for long under Charles‘.
As much as I like Richard’s articles, I would take that one with a grain of salt, mixed with pepper 🙂
First of all, we all hope that The Queen will reign for many years to come, and something like ‘forcing’ royals to step away from their patronages simply won’t happen. It would be a huge mistake & even bigger PR disaster. I refuse to believe those rumours. Period. Staged/choreographed royal events like it was during Diamond Jubilee at balcony & barge is one thing, but actual work with Patronages is totally different. And I just don’t see it happening.
And here’s an interesting post, mostly about The Duchess of Cambridge, BUT you will find some interesting notes on the workload of The Countess. It only reassures me that HRH is a huge asset to the royal family, and she should be very much treasured.
|click on pic to view the video shared by Embassy of the State of Qatar – London Youtube channel.|
And finally, you can view the video of ‘Qatar Creating Vision’ Initiative Signing Ceremony, that took place in November 2015 & was attended by The Countess. My post can be found here.