Last night, in Lebanon The Countess of Wessex attended a birthday party in honour of The Queen’s birthday. The event took place at the National Library in Beirut.
The Queen sent a message which The Countess of Wessex read out: “I am delighted that my daughter-in-law is with you this evening,” Her Majesty The Queen. “The United Kingdom recognises Lebanon as a symbol of diversity, tolerance and resilience, and I hope that the strong bond of friendship between our two countries will continue for many years. “Prince Philip and I send our warmest good wishes to the people of Lebanon, and to all those attending this evening’s reception.” The Countess also talked about the importance of highlighting the issue of Women, Peace and Security, and sexual and gender-based violence on the #RoyalVisitLebanon
At the event The Countess viewed an art exhibition and was shown archeological finds.