Biografia. Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones nasce al Radcliffe Infirmary ad Oxford il 20 gennaio 1965, seconda figlia ed unica femmina di Christopher Bournes Rhys-Jones (1931), al tempo direttore delle vendite di un’azienda di importazione di pneumatici, e poi presidente della King's School di Bruton.
Sophie Rhys-Jones desarrolló su carrera profesional en el campo de las Relaciones Públicas, trabajando para una variedad de firmas, incluyendo cuatro años en la emisora de radio Capital London donde fue asignada al departamento de prensa y promociones, así como a las empresas de relaciones públicas The Quentin Bell Organization y MacLaurin Communications & Media.
Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones was born at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, on 20 January 1965 into a middle-class family. Her father, Christopher Bournes Rhys-Jones (born 1931), is a retired sales director for an importer of industrial tyres and rubber goods. Her mother was Mary (née O'Sullivan; 1934–2005), a charity worker and secretary.
The wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones took place on 19 June 1999 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II's youngest child, Prince Edward, was created Earl of Wessex hours before the ceremony.
22/08/2022 · Sophie, countess of Wessex, née Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones, (born January 20, 1965, Oxford, England), British consort (1999– ) of Prince Edward, the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh. Rhys-Jones’s father ran an import-export business that sold automobile tires to Hungary, and her mother was a part-time secretary. After attending West Kent College, a ...
Fox News live Broadcast of the Royal Wedding between Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones on Saturday, 19th June, 1999.
Sophie is the French form of the Greek Sophia, for which it is also commonly used as a nickname. Sophies are scattered throughout European royal history, including Sophie of Thuringia, Duchess of Brabant, Princess Sophie of Sweden, and in modern times, Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, the wife of Britain's Prince Edward.