Award for Grand President of St. John Ambulance, The Countess of Wessex

Today, 21st March, The Countess of Wessex as Grand President of St. John Ambulance in the Priory of England and the Islands, attended the Presidents’ Conference at the Grand Priory Church, St John’s Square in London. St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity.

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© The Royal Family via Twitter feed – close up of the original pic

Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through St. John’s training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. Charity’s volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Charity also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.

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© The Royal Family via Twitter feed

I do not know what was the subject of today’s conference, however Peter O’Donoghue (York Herald at HM College of Arms), has tweeted: “Excellent conference today for Presidents of St John Ambulance with wise and supportive input from HRH the Countess of Wessex“.

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© The Royal Family via Twitter feed

Also The Royal Family shared the news, that The Countess of Wessex, as Grand President of St. John Ambulance has been awarded a Long Service Medal at the National Presidents’ Conference. HRH joined St. John Ambulance as Grand President in 2004 and heads up the work of the St John’s County Presidents.

The Service Medal of the Order of St John is an award given to those that have provided a requisite number or years service to the Order of St John. The award was announced in the St John Ambulance Brigade General Regulations for 1895 and minted in 1899, though the first honorees had been selected the previous year. You will learn more by reading full article on Wikipedia, click here.

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New to me pink sweater. Cannot locate it. Any help will be appreciated.
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5 thoughts on “Award for Grand President of St. John Ambulance, The Countess of Wessex

  1. Anonymous

    Busy week for Sophie ! And once again, she looks quite lovely.

    Anna – Wonder if you can shed any light. Read an article, re state visit to the UK by President Obama. There was a image of Sophie in attendance, wearing what looked like a cream and pink gown. I wonder if in your archives you have a better image of the gown ?

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  2. Anonymous

    Just seen a full length photo on your Small Obsessions page. Hope we get to see this gown have another outing, it really is quite lovely regal on Sophie ! And if she was to wear it to another state dinner, an option would be to exchange the aquamarine stone from the Wessex tiara, with a pink rose jewel,(if none available from the royal vaults, then a costume jewel) we can but dream :-). Thank you Anna.

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