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Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« on: May 29, 2005, 11:19:54 AM »
As reported in today's press, the Earl and Countess of Wessex are facing a dilemma over the health their only child, Louise.

Lady Louise was born with exotropia.   Exotropia is a squint in which the eye turns outwards.   It is a rare condition which requires surgery if it is not to be permanent.

The optimum time for surgery is before the child is two.   Lady Louise will be two years old in November.   After she was born there were concerns that the squint might indicate something more sinister.   Louise underwent a battery of tests to ensure this was not the case.

Louise, who was born four weeks prematurely and weighted only 4lbs 9ozs, was transferred to a specialist paidiatric hospital and was separated from Sophie for 16 days while doctors fought to save life.    Following internal haehorrhaging, she was transfused with 9 pints of blood.

Understandably, both Edward and Sophie are very reluctant about their little daughter being subjected to a general anaesthetic and to surgery during which the eye muscles are adjusted in order return the eye to the centre.

The Countess of Wessex is living through a stressful period.   Her mother, Mary Rhys-Jones, underwent surgery last week to remove a tumour from her colon.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2005, 11:29:27 AM »
This is very sad, tsaria. I believe that there have been many advances in anaesthesia in the past decade or so which might make surgery less traumatic for the little girl.
Also, I know that the speed of recovery following eye surgery is quite amazing now (particularly for children). Let's hope this is so for Lady Louise.
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2005, 03:38:02 PM »
If any member of the UK Royal Family or their staff reads this forum please be advised that the thoughts and/or prayers of every member of the Alexander Palace Forum are with Earl & Countess of Wessex at this difficult time.  

I (and I am sure my fellow AP Forum members are with) wish a speedy and successful recovery to Princess Louise, The Lady Louise Windsor.  

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2005, 05:55:29 PM »
 :'( I pray that she will be alright and that she gets the medical help that she needs and comes out of it happy and healthy.
I love Sopie she is so sweet and I feel terrible that this would happen to Lady Louise Windsor.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2005, 06:08:09 PM »
Poor Little Princess Louise (Lady Louise Windsor)!  :'(

god bless the little Windsor child.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2005, 06:40:01 PM »
All this concern is sweet. However, the Wessex's are doing their duty in Portugal.
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2005, 08:38:40 PM »
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All this concern is sweet. However, the Wessex's are doing their duty in Portugal.



Where is little Louise ???

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2005, 06:23:56 AM »
Here's a picture of her - it's not very clear but it's all very natural & very cute!  :D


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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2005, 06:51:04 AM »
What a lovely photograph - thanks Bluetoria.  

Robert, because the Wessexes are in Portugal, you surely cannot be implying that one should not think of, or pray for, the baby.   Also for Sophie and her mother.   I know they are not alone with their problems, but if I were in Sophie's shoes, I know where I would rather be.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2005, 11:24:36 AM »
Of course not, Tsaria. I was just mentioning that they are/were on an offiicial visit to Portugal.  Actually, to honour that country's version of the Prince's Trust- Prince Henry [The Navigator] Fund.
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2005, 02:24:36 PM »
Thanks Robert

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2005, 02:09:16 PM »
Latest on the Wessex'.

The Queen has appointed the Countess  as CinC of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment [Canada] apparently as of the 13th Oct. last year.
In any case, She, the Countess will be traveling to Canada for a Review of the Regiment on the 5th  June this year.
Seems this is  a first CinC for the Regiment and the Countess' first military appointment.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2005, 04:10:04 PM »
Certainly, Sophie seems to be quite a 'hit' with HM.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2005, 02:07:51 PM »
That's such a shame about Lady Louise's condition. :( I really hope it all goes well for the whole family.

I had wondered whether or not the Countess would get a military appointment; does Prince Edward have any?

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2005, 04:01:41 PM »
Found this elsewhere on the web.  Sophie and Louise in Tuscany.  How sweet.

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