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Monday, July 5, 1999 Published at 18:13 GMT 19:13 UK


Sophie goes back to work

The Countess will use Buckingham Palace as a pied-ą-terre

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has gone back to the office after her marriage to Prince Edward, revealing that the couple will spend some of the working week apart.

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The 34-year-old bride, who had a 10-day honeymoon at the royal Balmoral estate, returned on Monday morning to her office in Mayfair in central London, where she runs her own public relations company.

The BBC's Jennie Bond reports
The Earl and Countess are now installed at Bagshot Park in Surrey, which Prince Edward, 35, has made the base of his TV production company.

But as she turned up for work, Sophie said she would not be commuting from Surrey five days a week.

"I will probably be staying in London a couple of days," she told reporters.

Her home in the capital is the Prince's apartment in Buckingham Palace.

At work, she will be known as Sophie Wessex. But she has not decided whether to change the name of her company RJH PR Ltd, which took the initials of her maiden name, Rhys-Jones.

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