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Birthday Rites

by | 21st, January 2005

‘WHILE we were trying to fathom what the Countess of Wessex has done in her life to date, the woman herself was turning 40.

”See you in 2015”

The Express was there to wave a flag and deliver a card to the woman who took on and tamed The Weed In Tweed that is Prince Edward as she visited a college.

“I should have been wearing my badge that I got this morning that said ‘Yesterday I was 39’,” quipped the royal as she opened a £5m sixth form centre at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey.

No job is too small for the tireless Countess, who thought nothing of pulling on a youthful Eau de Nile twin set and a set of chunky pearls and making the arduous trip from her nearby Bagshot Park home to cut a ribbon.

While one voice in the crowd said Sophie looked like an 18-year-old, another student presented the birthday girl with a bouquet of roses.

This hard work would have been enough for other royals, like husband Eddie, but Sophie’s energy knows no limits and without breaking her stride she set about cutting a cake with 12 candles on it.

To list her tasks performed for the common good would be to brag, but they are said to have included: being presented with a bunch of helium balloons, telling the crowd “I feel great” and handing her bouquet to headteacher Jerry Oddie as she signed the visitors’ book – unaided and with her own hand.

Well done her. But don’t expect more of the same – after that lot, Sophie deserves a sit down. And we’ll see her again on her fiftieth…’

Posted: 21st, January 2005 | In: Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink