Queen's youngest granddaughter breaks arm in horse riding accident forcing the Countess of Wessex to cancel official visit Her worried mother, the Countess of Wessex, immediately pulled out of an official visit to a cancer hospital in Manchester to be at her daughter’s side. Prince Edward went ahead with the long-planned engagement at The Christie in Withington, however, after being told his daughter had not suffered any serious injuries.
Ireland Centenary 1916 Easter Rising. On this day, Easter Monday, 100 years ago, marked the start of the 1916 Easter Rising. It lasted from Easter Monday to Saturday. This event would stir the people to seek for full independence instead of Home Rule in Ireland.