Sophie marked the 21st anniversary of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance this morning by meeting members of its staff. This face-to-face royal engagement has been particularly poignant for the Countess of Wessex, whose life was saved by crew members at the Thames Valley Air Ambulance 19 years ago.
In December 2001, the Countess was flown from her home in Surrey to London’s King Edward VII hospital via air ambulance.
Doctors discovered Sophie was suffering from an ectopic pregnancy and had to undergo surgery.
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