Countess Sophie attends DCAA annual meeting in Exeter

Countess Sophie of Wessex, on the occasion of her 52nd birthday attends The Devon County Agricultural Association's (DCAA) Annual General Meeting as President at Westpoint on January 20, 2017 in Exeter, England.
Countess Sophie at the Devon County Agricultural Association meeting. Wore Valentino dress, Ufo boots
Countess Sophie at the Devon County Agricultural Association meeting. Wore Prada dress, Ufo earrings, LK Bennett boots
Countess Sophie at the Devon County Agricultural Association meeting. Wore Prada dress, Ufo earrings, LK Bennett boots

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  1. She's still my favourite Brit 'royal'

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  2. I agree. I was at the agm and politely greeted Sophie and wished her happy birthday. She responded with warmth, humour and genuine interest in my farm. A real lady.

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  3. And no scandal that we know of in her life or marriage, unlike in that of Charles, Anne and Andrew.

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    1. Well, she made one mistake:


      "Controversial interview

      In April 2001, Sophie appeared in the media after she was misled in a meeting at the Dorchester by a News of the World reporter posing as an Arab sheikh, Mazher Mahmood,[22][23] who was later exposed for perjury in Southwark Crown Court.[24] It was claimed by the newspapers that during their "secretly taped" conversation, the Countess had insulted the Royal Family and politicians, calling the Queen "old dear", and referring to Cherie Blair as "absolutely horrid, horrid, horrid", as well as criticising the leadership of Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, and mocking Leader of the Opposition William Hague's appearance.[22][23][25] It was reported by the Mail on Sunday and Sunday Mirror that the Countess subsequently had sent apology letters to Blair, Hague and Prince Charles.[22]

      Buckingham Palace denied the accuracy of the reports saying, "The Countess of Wessex, who is trying to pursue her own career, is obviously vulnerable to set-ups such as this".[22] The Palace released a statement saying the reported comments were "selective, distorted and in several cases, flatly untrue".[22] The Palace officials stated that the Countess hadn't insulted the Queen, the Queen Mother, or the politicians, and the rumours about her difficulties in marriage and her alleged comments about her husband's sexuality were untrue, while according to the Mail on Sunday multiple reliable sources had confirmed these reports.[22] Subsequently, in 2002, both the Earl and Countess announced that they would quit their business interests in order to focus on activities and official engagements on behalf of the royal family and aid the Queen in her Golden Jubilee year.[26]"

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