Sophie Rhys-Jones

Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones. Named after her father’s sister Helen, who had died in a riding accident.

Daughter of Christopher Rhys-Jones, a retired tyre salesman, and Mary O’Sullivan

Born: Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford 20. Jan 1965

Godfather: Thane Bettany (actor, her father’s stepbrother)

Married: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle 19. Jun 1999 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), son of Queen Elizabeth II. of the United Kingdom (1926) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, formerly Prince of Greece and Denmark (1921).


Per their parents wishes the children of Edward and Sophie are styled as the children of an earl rather than as prince or princess.

Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants. Companion Volume”, Rosvall Royal Books 2004; Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten II, Vol XVII, Starke Verlag  2004; Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; for godparents see Yvonne Demoskoff:: Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page,