The Countess of Wessex Is "Privately" Volunteering to Make Food for Medical Staff

Naomi Gordon
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex has been "privately" volunteering at a London kitchen to help make food for National Health Service staff on the frontline fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Sophie Wessex, who is married to Prince Edward, has been helping once a week, "privately, without any fanfare," according to the Daily Mail.

The royal has reportedly been volunteering with a team of professional chefs as part of an initiative organized by British financier Ian Wace. His team have been working 24-hours a day to produce 59,000 free meals per week for frontline staff in hospitals across London.

Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, an events planner who introduced Sophie to the charitable enterprise, told the publication, "Sophie's done a fabulous job. She's got stuck into everything, cooking, prep work and cleaning."

Armstrong-Jones continued, "She's done it privately, without any fanfare, and the staff think she's incredible. The team here are giving everything and it's been a real boost to morale."

Meanwhile, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, reportedly helps with preparing, cooking, and cleaning up.

Last week, Sophie also joined the team at rhubarb, a leading event planning and catering service, to help prepare food to be delivered to hospitals to feed NHS workers. The organization shared a photo of the countess preparing food while wearing a protective mask and gloves.

"Thank you to Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex for joining us today and working so hard in the kitchen at rhubarb to prepare food for our heroic NHS Hospital Teams," they captioned the post.

Sophie is a full-time working member of the royal family, who splits her time between her work in support of the Queen and official visits, and a large number of her own charities and organizations.

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