Sophie Wessex took inspiration from the stylish ’50s during a royal outing this week, debuting a beautiful and very colourful skirt and jacket at the Royal Norfolk Show.
The Countess of Wessex looked radiant in the long blue skirt featuring flowers in green, maroon and pale purple as she met with kids from the Sparhawk Infant and Nursery school.
Looking as lovely as ever, the mother-of-two perfected the ensemble with an off-white blouse and a bold red jacket. She complemented this with lace-up light brown wedge heels and accessorised with a pair of pretty pearl earrings, a thin silver necklace and a gold broach pinned to her chest.
Sophie sported a huge smile on her face as she greeted young school kids who took part in a learn about livestock project with the Food and Farming Discovery Trust. Prince Edward’s wife even took the time out to pose for a snap with the excited young children who looked adorable in navy overalls.
“The countess has a keen interest in the world of agriculture and is currently patron of the Association of Show and Agriculture Organisations (ASAO), the body representing the UK’s many agricultural, horticultural, equine and countryside events,” the royal family explained in a post on Instagram.
The Royal Norfolk Show is known as one of the UK’s largest two-day county show, with plenty for the whole family to enjoy from live music and horticultural demonstrations to delicious food and fashion shows.
Sophie has been praised for her commitment to the association and range of community events, with many royal fans claiming she is one of the hardest working members of the royal family.
“I do think the countess is the most under recognised member of the royal family, she never seems to stop,” one person wrote on Instagram.
Today The Countess of Wessex visited the Royal Norfolk Show, the annual showcase of the county’s farming, food and countryside. As #norfolkshow President this year, Her Royal Highness met children from Sparhawk Infant and Nursery school – 1 of 6 schools taking part in the ‘Learn about livestock’ project with the Food and Farming Discovery Trust. The Countess has a keen interest in the world of agriculture and is currently Patron of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO), the body representing the UK’s many agricultural, horticultural, equine and countryside events. 📷 Tim Rooke / Shutterstock
“Well done Sophie! You don’t get the credit you deserve. But somehow I don’t think you’re too concerned about it. You just keep on keeping on,” another commented.
While a third wrote: “Such a fun look for the countess. I admire that she doesn’t try to draw attention to herself and is serious about what she does and does it very well.”
The countess was last spotted out and about at Royal Ascot where she sported a gorgeous navy blue jumpsuit.
Sophie looked the epitome of chic in the full-length number for Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot racing festival, which is one of the UK’s most prestigious horse racing events and beloved by Her Majesty the Queen.
The royal’s stunning outfit featured wide-flared trousers with front pleats, reminiscent of the 1970s, and a buckled belt around her waist which provided a flattering silhouette.
The mother-of-two teamed the classy one-piece with a pair of towering stiletto heels, just visible beneath her flowing trouser legs, a small navy clutch bag and a matching hat which featured a delicate netted veil.