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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Is Isolating After She Was Exposed To Positive Coronavirus Case

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is currently in isolation following coming into contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus.

The 55-year-old royal is taking full safety precautions after a busy week of official engagements, including one with her husband, Prince Edward.

“Earlier this week The Countess of Wessex came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19,” Buckingham Palace shared in a statement about the Countess’ health. “Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.”

The person who Sophie came into contact with was not identified.

After her visit to a farm with the Earl of Wessex, Sophie later participated in the virtual London Marathon, running alongside Tomas Cardillo-Zallo, a member of Mencap’s Learning Disability Running team.

Earlier this summer, Sophie‘s brother-in-law, Prince Charles tested positive for the virus and months later, was still having lingering symptoms like loss of taste and smell.

Prince Edward & Sophie, Countess of Wessex Make Rare Appearance Together To Feed Farm Animals

Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, sit on a straw bale while speaking to press during an event ahead of the weekend in London, England.

The longtime married Earl and Countess made a visit to Vauxhall City where they took part in feeding the animals and witnessing the farm’s community engagement and education programmes in action.

Just a few days later, Sophie was seen running in the virtual London Marathon on Sunday (October 4) in Windsor.

She joined Tomas Cardillo-Zallo, a member of Mencap’s Learning Disability Running team, with mum Sue acting as his guide runner, for the first 1.5 miles of their run.

“It was an honour to join Tomas even just for a small part of his triumph today, as he completes the virtual London Marathon in support of Mencap,” Sophie shared in a statement about the experience. “Tomas has shown what people with a learning disability can achieve with the right support. He is an inspiration!”

Sophie has been the patron of Mencap since 2004.

Just last month, Edward and Sophie took part in the Great Beach Clean event with their chlidren, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn. See the pics of the family of four here…

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Prince Edward & Countess Sophie Make Rare Appearance With Their Children For The Great British Beach Clean Event

Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex pose with their children while taking part in the Great British Beach Clean on Sunday afternoon (September 20) in Southsea, United Kingdom.

Their Royal Highnesses, along with Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, volunteered their time alongside other citizens and cleaned up the beach from litter.

The annual initiative, which is led by the Marine Conservation society, tackles ocean pollution, and with help from volunteers, picks up about 319 tons of garbage on the shorelines.

The family of four dressed warmly and walked the beach together, picking up items left over from humans before it washed away into the ocean.

Recently, Sophie has been stepping more into the spotlight, taking over some public appearances from Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after they left their senior royal roles.

You can see Sophie‘s latest appearance to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Station here.

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15+ pictures inside of Britain’s Wessex family volunteering at the beach…

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Returns To Air Ambulance Which Helped Save Her From Pregnancy Emergency

Sophie, Countess of Wessex poses inside one of the helicopters during her important visit at Thames Valley Air Ambulance at White Waltham Airfield on Thursday (September 3) in Maidenhead, England.

The 55-year-old British royal and wife of Prince Edward visited the airfield to help launch their 21st anniversary celebrations of the WVAA ahead of National Air Ambulance Week.

The visit is significant for Sophie, who in 2001, had to be airlifted by the ambulance service when she suffered a life-threatening emergency.

She had suffered an eptopic pregnancy, which required her to be airlifted to the nearest hospital facility for treatment.

Sophie and Edward now have two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, who were born in 2003 and 2007.

If you didn’t see, find out why Louise and James most likely won’t use their courtesy royal titles here…

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Prince Harry's Aunt Reveals Royal Family Tried to 'Help' Meghan Markle

The royal family has barely made any public statements about Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s royal exit since it happened earlier this year, but now, Sophie, Countess of Wessex has made a short statement.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is Prince Harry‘s aunt, and she’s married to Harry’s uncle Prince Edward.

If you don’t know, Countess Sophie worked in PR before marrying Prince Edward, and they had a five-year courtship.

“We all try to help any new member of the family,” Sophie told The Times about reaching out to the Duchess to better acclimate her to the new lifestyle. “I just hope they will be happy.”

And when asked to compare her situation as a newcomer to the Duchess’, she said, “Remember I’d had five years to adjust, and for our six-month engagement I was even staying in Buckingham Palace. Not that you necessarily know how it will pan out.”

The publication also reported that the Countess became a confidante for the Duchess during their time in the spotlight.

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Cooks Meals For NHS Workers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is giving back to the NHS by cooking them meals!

The 55-year-old royal and wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, volunteered in the kitchens of hospitality group Rhubarb earlier this week and made meals for frontline workers.

“We were humbled and delighted to welcome HRH Countess of Wessex @RoyalFamily to rhubarb yesterday,” the company shared on Twitter with a few pics of Sophie cooking up some pasta.

They added, “Together we cooked thousands of meal [sic] for the @NHSuk Thank you MarshallWace Mealforce Helpforce.”

Rhubarb Group made a promise to serve thousands of meals to NHS workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis each week.

This other royal just became a medical assistant to aid in the pandemic fight!

Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton & Princes Harry & William Join Queen Elizabeth & Royal Family for Remembrance Sunday

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (AKA Meghan Markle) and Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (AKA Kate Middleton) are paying tribute.

After reuniting for their first joint public outing on Saturday (November 9) since July, the royal couples joined Queen Elizabeth and members of the royal family to honor those lost in war on Remembrance Sunday (November 10) at a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph war memorial in London, United Kingdom.

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Queen Elizabeth, Duchess Kate and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall watched together on one balcony, and Meghan watched from another with Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Sir Timothy Laurence.

All of the royals were seen wearing their red poppy pins, which symbolize remembrance of World War I and veterans.

Meghan also watched with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s wife, Elke Budenbender.

Princes William and Harry joined father Prince Charles in the ceremony of laying wreaths of poppies.

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