The Countess of Wessex is currently on an overseas trip! Starting off 2022 with a bang, the wife of Prince Edward has travelled to Qatar this week with global sight loss charity, Orbis.
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The 56-year-old is carrying out engagements in her role as Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). She will visit organisations and charities, and meet dignitaries who are championing crucial eye healthcare programmes, in support of the IAPB's '2030 in Sight' initiative.
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On Tuesday afternoon, the Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar shared a photograph of the pair meeting. In the snap, Sophie looked refreshed and ready for action in a stunning blue floral dress, which she teamed with high heels. Sporting a face covering, the mother-of-two wore her famous blonde mane in a half up-half done style. Gorgeous!
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The politician said of the meeting: "Pleased to meet HRH The Countess of Wessex today in #Doha. We discussed topics of mutual interest and developments in the @QCV_Sight initiative between @Qatar_Fund and @Orbisintl. We look forward to enhancing our cooperation to fulfill our humanitarian duty towards those in need."
While in Qatar, Sophie will also meet Afghan women evacuees to learn more about the peacekeeping roles they play in their communities. The Countess has long been a supporter of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda.
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Sophie's trip comes just before her 57th birthday on 20 January. Both she and her husband Prince Edward have returned to their royal duties after their Christmas break. The couple attended a church service in Windsor on Christmas Day along with their children, Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14.
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The Wessexes were also pictured attending a church service on 2 January at Sandringham, the Queen's Norfolk estate. The family-of-four reside at Bagshot Park in Surrey.
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