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HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh

The Duchess of Edinburgh supported the late Queen as a full time working royal alongside her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. She continues to support her brother-in-law, His Majesty King Charles III. Sophie's work focuses on preventing avoidable violence, supporting women in conflict and empowering women in business.

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Edinburgh became a working royal in the early 2000's and she supported the late Queen and continues to support the King alongside her husband ever since. Much of her work focuses on supporting and empowering women both in the United Kingdom, throughout the Commonwealth and around the world. She has also become an advocate for preventing avoidable blindness, supporting veterans and supporting people with disabilities.

The Duchess of Edinburgh has a strong personal interest in supporting young people with disabilities and embracing opportunities for them, championing both local initiatives such as Disability Initiative in Surrey as well as national charities such as the NSPCC.

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh founded The Wessex Youth Trust Shortly before their marriage in 1999. It offered grants and support to charities helping young people. The Trust benefited a broad cross-section of youth oriented causes, including hospitals and hospices, child protection and drug-prevention schemes, inner city drop-in centres, sex education initiatives, special educational needs libraries, sports facilities and arts groups. The Wessex Youth Trust distributed over £2.5 million to over 180 causes during its two successful decades.


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