• The Countess of Wessex helps save baby's eyesight thanks to experience with her daughter Lady Louise

    Sophie, Countess of Wessex turns 53 on Saturday and the royal has more than one reason to celebrate. As the Countess marks her birthday, she will be thrilled to hear of some very happy news concerning a baby boy in Bangladesh, named Junayed. In November 2017, Sophie travelled to the remote region of Barisal to see how The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is raising awareness of the growing rates of blindness in the community. While on her visit, Sophie held seven-month-old Junayed for a photograph and spotted he had a squint or 'strabismus', requiring urgent attention. Now, the

  • Queen Mathilde turns 45: Fun facts about the Belgian royal

    Sophie, the Countess of Wessex isn't the only royal that celebrates a birthday on January 20. As the British royal turns 53 Saturday, one of her counterparts, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, turns 45. The mother-of-four, who has been married to King Philippe since 1999, is a regular fixture at royal weddings and events around Europe. Often praised for her elegant style and worthwhile charity work, the Queen has delighted royal fans everywhere. In honor of her birthday, read on for ten fun facts about the Belgium beauty! Queen Mathilde, 45, is known for her charity work and elegant style Photo: