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May 26, 1999 | Reuters
Britain's top-selling Sun tabloid today published a picture purportedly showing royal bride-to-be Sophie Rhys-Jones frolicking topless with a British television star more than 10 years ago. Rhys-Jones, 34, is due to marry Queen Elizabeth's youngest son Prince Edward, 35, in St George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle near London on June 19. The Sun splashed the front-page headline "Sophie Topless" and billed the photograph as a world exclusive.
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June 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Prince Edward wed commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones in the regal grandeur of Windsor Castle's ornate chapel Saturday, determined to avoid his siblings' highly publicized stumbles and make his marriage last. Thousands lined the streets of this small town to celebrate the union of the new Earl of Wessex--the title his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, gave him as a wedding gift--and a radiant Rhys-Jones, hereafter to be known as Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex.
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June 14, 1999 | PAMELA WARRICK and CANDACE WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sometimes being royal can be a royal pain. Take the House of Windsor. Please. Beyond the pageantry and the palaces, there has been enough treachery and lechery of late to rewrite the history of England. But come June 19, our favorite dysfunctional dynasty will celebrate the marriage of the last bachelor prince, Edward, to his live-in lady, Sophie Rhys-Jones. In a family so unaccustomed to happy events, dare we hope that the newest royal couple-to-be will live happily ever after? Do you believe in fairy tales?
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June 14, 1999 | PAMELA WARRICK and CANDACE WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sometimes being royal can be a royal pain. Take the House of Windsor. Please. Beyond the pageantry and the palaces, there has been enough treachery and lechery of late to rewrite the history of England. But come June 19, our favorite dysfunctional dynasty will celebrate the marriage of the last bachelor prince, Edward, to his live-in lady, Sophie Rhys-Jones. In a family so unaccustomed to happy events, dare we hope that the newest royal couple-to-be will live happily ever after? Do you believe in fairy tales?
NEWS
January 7, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Britain's Prince Edward is to marry his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Rhys-Jones, who confessed to being stunned when Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son finally proposed to her. Posing hand-in-hand for photographers, the couple said they plan a low-key family wedding and will both keep working in full-time jobs after they are married.
NEWS
June 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Prince Edward wed commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones in the regal grandeur of Windsor Castle's ornate chapel Saturday, determined to avoid his siblings' highly publicized stumbles and make his marriage last. Thousands lined the streets of this small town to celebrate the union of the new Earl of Wessex--the title his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, gave him as a wedding gift--and a radiant Rhys-Jones, hereafter to be known as Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex.
NEWS
June 11, 1999 | JANET STOBART
It may be the wedding of the decade, but the forthcoming nuptials between Prince Edward, the queen's youngest son, and Sophie Rhys-Jones, his career-woman fiancee, will be decidedly more modest and modern than those of his brothers. In the 1980s, amid much pomp and splendor, Prince Charles and Diana Spencer were wed in London, in lofty St. Paul's Cathedral, and Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah Ferguson, now divorced, married in the traditional royal house of prayer, Westminster Abbey.
NEWS
July 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Buckingham Palace has set out strict guidelines to ensure that royals keep official duties and business careers separate, a palace spokeswoman said. The rules were drawn up after an inquiry into remarks made by Prince Edward's wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, who told a reporter posing as a sheik that her royal connections were useful in business dealings.
NEWS
December 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Prince Edward's wife, Sophie, was airlifted to a hospital Thursday for emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy, Britain's Press Assn. news agency said. Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the type of surgery but said the 36-year-old countess of Wessex was recovering. There had been no announcement that she was pregnant. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fetus develops in a fallopian tube. The news agency said the countess was "comfortable" after surgery at King Edward VII Hospital in London.
NEWS
March 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, who were criticized for their behavior as private sector executives, announced Saturday that they will quit their jobs to spend more time fulfilling their royal responsibilities, including planning the queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
NEWS
June 11, 1999 | JANET STOBART
It may be the wedding of the decade, but the forthcoming nuptials between Prince Edward, the queen's youngest son, and Sophie Rhys-Jones, his career-woman fiancee, will be decidedly more modest and modern than those of his brothers. In the 1980s, amid much pomp and splendor, Prince Charles and Diana Spencer were wed in London, in lofty St. Paul's Cathedral, and Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah Ferguson, now divorced, married in the traditional royal house of prayer, Westminster Abbey.
NEWS
May 26, 1999 | Reuters
Britain's top-selling Sun tabloid today published a picture purportedly showing royal bride-to-be Sophie Rhys-Jones frolicking topless with a British television star more than 10 years ago. Rhys-Jones, 34, is due to marry Queen Elizabeth's youngest son Prince Edward, 35, in St George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle near London on June 19. The Sun splashed the front-page headline "Sophie Topless" and billed the photograph as a world exclusive.
NEWS
January 7, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Britain's Prince Edward is to marry his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Rhys-Jones, who confessed to being stunned when Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son finally proposed to her. Posing hand-in-hand for photographers, the couple said they plan a low-key family wedding and will both keep working in full-time jobs after they are married.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This weekend, George Lucas visits Bill Moyers, Britney Spears performs in an ABC concert and Donna Summer struts her "Hot Stuff" in concert. Edward James Olmos, Zachery Ty Bryan and Shaquille O'Neal talk about the bond between parents and children on ABC's "The Story of Fathers and Sons," tonight at 8. Following at 9 p.m. is the 1997 documentary "The Stories of Mothers and Daughters."
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