Sophie de Wessex will be entitled to a bust with her effigy. And this for a good cause. On Wednesday July 17, Prince Edward’s wife visited the studio of sculptor Frances Segelman in London to pose for her. Far from being an order from the Countess to exhibit this work in her living room, it is an initiative of the Vision Foundation, to enable the visually impaired and blind to know what Sophie de Wessex looks like.
A nice initiative from the mother of Lady Louise and James, who is thus the first member of the royal family to pose live for a sculpture. Indeed, if some Windsors have already had statues in their effigy, they, like Elizabeth II, have never posed in front of the artist so that such a work is carried out. “Thanks to Frances for sculpting my face today. This sculpture, and the faces of many others, will allow the blind and visually impaired to see through touch and thus imagine their world more vividly,” said thus greeted Sophie from Wessex, reports Hello Magazine.
This premiere that Sophie of Wessex was granted by the queen
A member now very active within the royal family, it turns out that the wife of Prince Edward is at the origin of many “first times” among the Windsors. And among the great firsts that she was awarded, we notably count her installation at Buckingham Palace, when she was not yet married, or even engaged, to the youngest son of the Queen and Prince Philip. An unprecedented fact within the monarchy, which generally does not allow its “apprentice” princesses to come and live with their future spouses at the royal palace. All the more so since it was not until January 1999 that the couple announced their engagement, and got married in June of the same year in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
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