Sophie Wessex news: Countess takes part in a remarkable royal first | Royal | News
The royal family have had to adapt to new ways of working during the coronavirus pandemic. In this royal first, the Countess will be sculpted to mark the centenary of a sight loss charity.
The Leeds-born sculptor told Richard Eden from the Daily Mail: “It is a privilege.
“It will be the first time a member of the royal family has sat for me as part of a live virtual event, and the first royal sculpture I have created as a tactile piece of art for blind and partially sighted people.”
The art will reportedly be released in 2021 to mark Vision Foundation’s centenary.
The Countess of Wessex has been a patron of the charity since 2003.
She took over the role from Her Majesty the Queen.
Ms Segelman has previously made sculptures of royals and celebrities, including a bronze bust of the Queen in 2008.
In 2017, Ms Segelman told Hello magazine: “She’s [the Queen] just an amazing lady.
“I literally almost cried when I was leaving because I felt that I’d learned so much just being in her presence.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex have their own foundation The Wessex Youth Trust which was established in 1999.
The trust supports charities and initiatives that help children and young people.
Last week, for Children’s Hospice Week the Countess of Wessex joined volunteers at a charity shop.
She spent the day at her patronage Shooting Star Children’s Hospices’ Weybridge who reopened their charity shop last week.
The Countess helped steam children’s clothes before putting them on display in the shop.
The Shooting Star Children’s Hospices care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
The Countess has been a patron of the charity since 2002 and continues to make regular visits to their shops.
In an Instagram post, the charity wrote: “It’s always nerve-wracking starting something for the first time, so imagine how student volunteer Georgia felt when she turned up for her very first shift at our Weybridge shop to find out she was going to be volunteering alongside our Royal Patron, the Countess of Wessex.
“As part of the royal Family’s support of Children’s Hospice Week, the Countess rolled up her sleeves to help as we reopen our first couple of shops.
“She worked with Georgia to create a brand new window display and steamed some of the fantastic children’s clothes we have on display. As we are highly grateful for her support.”
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