Sophie of Wessex’s event on blindness left an important mark on the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth’s favorite daughter-in-law attended an engagement that made history as the first of House Windsor to pose live while making a sculpture.
Prince Edward’s wife sets an agenda full of official commitments, and from Buckingham Palace they give her more notoriety since the resignation of the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of York scandal that took him away from his duties with the monarchy.
Sophie of Wessex event on blindness
The recent engagement of the Countess of Wessex reveals the best intentions of Queen Elizabeth’s daughter-in-law for causes with which she identifies.
The countess’s daughter, Lady Louisa, was born with exotropia, a vision disorder characterized by a divergence of eye lines.
Last 2006, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth underwent an intervention to correct the problem, but three years later the anomaly returned. At that moment, the parents of the young woman, who is now 16 years old, decided that their daughter would not go through surgery again.
For the Vision Foundation organization’s event that helps blind and visually impaired people access art, the Countess posed for Frances Segelman, the royal and celebrity sculptor, in her London studio for two hours while creating a bust. From Sophie.
The sculpture will provide the opportunity to know the physique of the Countess to blind people.
“Thanks to Frances for sculpting my face today. This sculpture, and the faces of many others, will allow the blind to see through touch and thus imagine their world more vividly ”. Sophie said.
The finished bust will be unveiled in 2021 to mark the charity’s centennial year.