Sad news for Sophie Wessex as she’s forced to cancel royal engagement

Sophie Wessex

Sophie Wessex has been forced to cancel a royal engagement after falling ill.

  • The Countess of Wessex was due to visit The Old Fire Station in Gipton, Leeds.
  • However, it’s been revealed she had to cancel the engagement, because she’s unwell.
  • This follows royal news (opens in new tab) that the Queen has made a big change to her protocol (opens in new tab).

The sad news was shared by the community hub she was due to visit. They wrote on Twitter, ‘We are sorry to announce that HRH the Countess of Wessex is unwell and has had to postpone her planned visit to our community hub this afternoon. We wish her a speedy recovery.’

As coronavirus spreads across the country, they were quick to add that the virus is not the reason behind the royal’s cancelation.

They added, ‘And don't worry, its not covid19) We look forward to welcoming HRH in the future.’

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Sophie, who was also out and about earlier this week with his husband Edward, was due to meet the team behind The Old Fire Station and representatives from the charities based in the building.

A statement explaining the engagement read, 'Her Royal Highness will be meeting the team behind The Old Fire Station along with members of the Heselden family and Leeds Community Foundation. The Countess will also meet representatives from charities and services who reside in the building including: Leeds Cookery School, Elevate - Gipsil, Space2 Leeds, Zest, Healthwatch Leeds, People in Action, SLATE Feel Good Cafe & Safari Cubs Nursery.

'The Countess will also meet the family of the late Pam Leighton who passed away suddenly in September 2019. Pam was an integral part of the Leeds Eastern Fire Heritage Group who have worked with Space2 to curate a museum of memorabilia around the history of The Old Fire Station which dates back to 1937.'

We hope Sophie feels better soon!

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.