Sophie, Countess of Wessex Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 62 kg
Date of Birth January 20, 1965
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Spouse Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is a member of the British royal family who is married to Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Born Name

Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones

Other Name

Countess of Wessex

Sophie, Countess of Wessex on the way to the castle church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm before the wedding between Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill on June 8, 2013
Sophie, Countess of Wessex on the way to the castle church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm before the wedding between Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill on June 8, 2013 (Frankie Fouganthin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Residence

She divides her time between her residences in –

  • Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Bagshot Park, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

British

Education

She studied at Dulwich Preparatory School and then attended Kent College in Pembury. After that, she trained as a secretary at West Kent College, Tonbridge.

Occupation

Member of the British Royal Family

Family

  • Father – Christopher Bournes Rhys-Jones (Retired sales director for an importer of industrial tires and rubber goods)
  • Mother – Mary (née O’Sullivan) (1934-2005) (Charity worker and secretary)
  • Sibling – David Rhys-Jones (Older Brother)
  • Others – Margaret Rhys-Jones (née Molesworth) (Grandmother), Thane Bettany (Uncle, Godfather) (Actor, Dancer, Drama Teacher), Helen (Aunt) (Died in a riding accident in 1960), Charles, Prince of Wales (Brother-In-Law), Anne, Princess Royal (Sister-In-Law), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (Brother-In-Law)

Build

Average

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex pictured while Trooping the Colour in June 2013
Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex pictured while Trooping the Colour in June 2013 (Carfax2 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sophie has dated –

  1. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – On January 6, 1999, her engagement with Prince Edward was announced after the duo had been dating for a while. They got married on June 19, 1999, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and spent their honeymoon at Balmoral Castle. They parent 2 children – Lady Louise Windsor (b. November 8, 2003) and James, Viscount Severn (b. December 17, 2007), respectively 13th and 12th in line to the British throne.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Her impeccable fashion sense
  • Deep-set eyes
Sophie, Countess of Wessex shaking hands with Brig. Gen. Thomas Deale during her visit to the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in 2011
Sophie, Countess of Wessex shaking hands with Brig. Gen. Thomas Deale during her visit to the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in 2011 (Staff Sgt. David Carbajal / U.S. Air Force / Public Domain)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex Facts

  1. She was named after her aunt Helen.
  2. With her marriage to Prince Edward, her title has been styled as “Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex”.
  3. Sophie is regarded as one of the most stylish members of the British royal family alongside Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
  4. She operated her public relations agency, RJH Public Relations, with Murray Harkin, her business partner, for 5 years.
  5. The Countess was honored with the Sash of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest Mexican order awarded to foreigners, in 2015.

Featured Image by Frankie Fouganthin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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