Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, celebrated his 56th birthday recently, and he chose to mark the milestone by doing some charitable work with his lovely wife.
As the Royal Family published on Instagram yesterday, the couple visited the Mersea Island Community Centre, where they interacted with members of the community and school children around the region. Expatiating about their visit, the Royal Family explained with the post,
“At Wilkin and Sons, @tiptreephotos, The Earl and Countess learned about farm to factory production. ??Wilkins have farmed in Tiptree for almost 300 years...”
Sophie, Countess of Wessex (R) and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attend a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Sir Donald Gosling at Westminster Abbey on December 11, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
Sophie, Edward’s wife, was wrapped in a beautiful Brodie coat with a large lapel detail, as well as brown leather boots.
The happy mother-of-two also held a lovely bouquet and was in high spirits as she and her husband walked around, meeting people and engaging in discussions.
However, the day didn’t end without some hearty celebrations. According to a report from Hello Magazine, Prince Edward also got a birthday gift from some locals who were more than happy to celebrate with him.
Meghan and Harry were much more comfortable with Prince Edward and Sophie.
The Earl of Wessex and his wife visited Tiptree Wilkin and Sons, a famous jam bakery in Colchester. There, he got a delicious cake from the bakers, and videographers also recorded him digging into the lovely treat.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex with James Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor during a visit to The Wild Place Project at Bristol Zoo on July 23, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
At the same time, people around – including his wife - serenaded him with a birthday song. Prince Edward also got a special birthday shout out from none other than his mother, Her Majesty, the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth, via The Royal Family's Instagram page, shared a picture of herself and the Prince while he was much younger, waving to the crowds outside of Buckingham Palace.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex visits The Wild Place Project at Bristol Zoo on July 23, 2019 in Bristol | Photo: Getty Images
The Prince generated a little bit of buzz earlier this week, as cameras caught him sharing a laugh with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Day service on Monday.
As Express explained, Meghan and Harry were much more comfortable with Prince Edward and Sophie, especially as Prince William and Kate Middleton sat in front and seemed to be much more interested in the service.
The news medium added that the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan and Prince Edward and Sophie has always been cordial, as the Queen even chose Sophie to be a “royal mentor” to Meghan a year ago after the latter married the young Prince.