THE QUEEN'S youngest son, Prince Edward is married to the Countess of Wessex, Sophie.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, was born Sophie Helen Rhys Jones on January 20, 1965, in Oxford to parents Christopher Bournes Rhys Jones and Mary.
Touchingly, Sophie - who has an older brother David - was named after her father's sister Helen who died in a riding accident five years before her birth.
She was raised in a four-bed 17th-century farmhouse in Brenchley, Kent, and began her education at Dulwich Preparatory School, before moving on to Kent College, Pembury.
The Countess met Prince Edward while working at Capital Radio for the first time in 1987.
But after meeting again at a charity event in 1993, the two began a relationship soon afterwards, and their engagement was announced on January 6, 1999.
Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys Jones were married on June 19, 1999, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle - the same location that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedded.Prince Edw
The couple then spent their honeymoon at Balmoral Castle and moved to Bagshot Park, their home in Surrey.
The Earl and Countess have two children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.