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Countess of Wessex self-isolates after coming into contact with infected person

Written by on 9 October 2020

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is self-isolating at home after coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said that Sophie, 55, was not experiencing any symptoms.

The countess is married to Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest son.

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Prince Edward and the countess have two children

The palace spokeswoman said: “Earlier this week the Countess of Wessex came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

“Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.”

Edward, 56, and Sophie have two children, Lady Louise, 16, and James, Viscount Severn, 12.

The Prince of Wales tested positive for COVID-19 in March and suffered mild symptoms, including losing his sense of smell and taste.