The University of Southampton received an official opening of their LifeLab by HRH Sophie the Countess of Wessex, at Southampton General Hospital earlier today.

HRH Sophie the Countess of Wessex

HRH Sophie the Countess of Wessex

The LifeLab was created to aid in the reduction of the serious development of chronic health problems, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease and various cancers, by raising health awareness in young people through fascinating educational observation and participation in a hospital-based laboratory classroom.

Later this afternoon the Countess made a visit to the nearby Hampshire village of Titchfield to take a look at the venue for where breast cancer support centre The Haven is to be refurbished and created.

The Countess is Titchfield’s first royal visitor since 1858. Over 150 years previously Queen Victoria’s sons- Prince Edward and younger sibling Prince Arthur, visited Titchfield’s village church.

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