5th Battalion homecoming
The Countess of Wessex speaks to Warrant Officer Second Class Shaun Smith after presenting him with his long service and good conduct medal during a homecoming parade at Bulford Barracks, where the 5th Battalion, The Rifles, are celebrating returning home after a nine month operational deployment to Estonia on Op CABRIT in support of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence as the lead Battlegroup alongside Estonian, French and Danish forces.
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Royal wedding/happy couple
The Earl of Wessex (formerly Prince Edward), the youngest son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and his bride the Countess of Wessex (formerly Sophie Rhys-Jones) ride through the streets of Windsor after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex with baby
The Earl and Countess of Wessex leave Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey with their baby daughter. The child, as yet unamed, was born prematurely by emergency caesarian section. The baby was later named Lady Louise. 26/11/03: The baby has been named as Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor. She was born prematurely by emergency caesarian section on November 8, 2003.
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