Honor of the Queen for Sophie! Countess of Wessex appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St John
- Sophie, 57, has been named Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Saint John
- Received the first bar of the Service Medal to mark 15 years with command in September
- Posting on Twitter, St John Ambulance congratulated the Countess of Wessex
The Countess of Wessex has been appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St John by the Queen.
Sophie, 57, has been involved with the Order of St John since 2004, even celebrating her birthday earlier this year by volunteering at an NHS vaccination center in Surrey as part of her work with St John Ambulance.
She was well-regarded for her role as the great president of St. John Ambulance and a volunteer for the charity.
The Queen showed further recognition for his work by giving him a prestigious new title.
The Queen has appointed Countess of Wessex, 57 (pictured) Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St John
Posting on Twitter, St John Ambulance congratulated Sophie on her new Queen-appointed title
St. John Ambulance took to Twitter to congratulate Sophie on being named a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. John.
Meanwhile, an announcement in The Gazette added: “The QUEEN is graciously pleased to sanction the following promotions and admissions into the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem with effect from April 14, 2022, date of His Majesty’s Sign -Manuel.’
The Order of St John, headed by the Queen, is a historic Christian charity linked to St John Ambulance. The Duke of Gloucester is the Grand Prior of the Order.
Worldwide, there are five Orders of St. John that run many programs, ranging from the ambulance corps to youth programs, care for the elderly, the disabled, children and the homeless.
Sophie, who has been involved with the Order of St. John since 2004, received the first bar of the Service Medal last year
They also provide first aid training and disaster and humanitarian relief worldwide.
The British Order of St. John is an order of chivalry of the Crown.
Reaffirmed in Britain in the mid-19th century by Queen Victoria, the Order traces its origins 900 years ago to the Knights Hospitaller who cared for the sick in Jerusalem.
The Countess of Wessex’s new title comes just months after she donned the robes of a lady of the Order of St. John in a formal portrait coinciding with her presentation the first bar of the Service Medal, marking 15 years with the Order.
She is seen with her blonde hair swept back and neutral makeup, alongside dainty earrings.
The Countess of Wessex celebrated her birthday by volunteering at a vaccination center with St John Ambulance in January
Many people have started Twitter to congratulate the royal on becoming Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St John.
One person wrote: “Very well deserved to HRH the Countess of Wessex-Sophie. A dedicated, loyal and hardworking royal’
“Congratulations beautiful lady, you are a prime example of adapting so gracefully to Royal Family riggers,” another commented.
A third said: ‘Congratulations to such a lovely woman and a loyal royal who works hard for the Queen’
A fourth added: “Fantastic date! Sophie will be a great lawyer.
A flood of people took to Twitter to congratulate Sophie Wessex on becoming Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St John