Shannen Findlay


How Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary

On June 19, 1999, Prince Edward – who is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip – married Sophie Rhys-Jones.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex married in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in a particularly unique service where guests were informed not to wear hats.

The televised ceremony attracted an estimated 200 million viewers around the world.

The unlikely pair met at a tennis event in the early 1990s, where Sophie was a public relations professional.

It has been two decades since the royal couple tied the knot, and since the royal couple have welcomed two children – 14-year-old Lady Louise Windsor and James, viscount Severn who is 10.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the last two decades the Earl and Countess of Wessex have spent together.