Countess of Wessex Takes over Incredible New Role from the Queen's Cousin


Countess of Wessex Takes over Incredible New Role from the Queen's Cousin

The Countess of Wessex enjoyed a rare joint outing with the Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra, on Wednesday, and it was all to do with her new royal role.

Sophie, 56, has succeeded Princess Alexandra, 84, as patron of Guide Dogs, after 67 years.

The announcement was made as the ladies officially opened the new Guide Dogs South West regional centre in Bristol.

During their visit, Sophie and Alexandra viewed demonstrations of the charity's dog and puppy training classes and discovered some of the ways Guide Dogs supports children who are blind or partially sighted.

Guide Dogs Chairman Jamie Hambro thanked the Princess for her contribution and commitment to the charity, saying: "We are incredibly honoured to mark and to thank in person, Princess Alexandra, for her wonderful contribution over the last sixty-seven years, first as our President, then since 1957 as our Patron.

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