When did edward and sophie begin dating
The countess, who married the Earl of Wessex in 1999 and gave birth to their daughter, Lady Louise, in November 2003, was reportedly shocked on learning of her mother's illness.
Born Mary O'Sullivan in 1934, the daughter of a bank manager, Mrs Rhys-Jones worked as a charity worker and part-time secretary.
Another mystery is the provenance of Sophie’s wedding tiara.
The pieces came from the Queen’s private collection and were arranged by the crown jeweller, but some royal websites think the pieces might’ve belonged to Queen Victoria herself.
They routinely represent the Queen on tours, and at royal weddings throughout Europe, as well as focusing on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.
In 2003, the couple’s first child, a daughter named Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary, was born.
In a break from tradition, Prince Edward and Sophie decided to marry in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
It is reportedly the most expensive royal engagement ring ever purchased.
Someone in the shop called out the name - and a pretty little girl turned around.