When it comes to style, the Countess of Sussex is renowned for looking her very best at all times, exuding class and elegance whilst still looking fashionable and comfortable.
And the 54-year-old’s latest outfit was no different as she teamed a pair of tan heels with a demure A-line patterned skirt and matching top as she hosted a reception for International Women’s Day at Buckingham Palace.
Sophie, who has been married to Prince Edward since 1999, looked effortlessly chic as she stepped out in the elegant ensemble on Friday. The mum-of-two wore her blonde locks in her signature style as she pulled it back into a loose chignon, keeping her make up and accessories simple and classic.
In a speech made at the reception, the Queen’s daughter-in-law announced her commitment to support the UK’s work in helping put more women and girls “at the centre of conflict resolution, encouraging women’s participation in building peace and supporting survivors of sexual violence in conflict”.
“The efforts to raise awareness of and support women peace-builders form part of the UK’s strategy have placed the UK in a pivotal role of putting more women and girls at the centre of conflict resolution, including encouraging more women peace-builders, female mediators, as well as supporting the survivors of sexual violence in conflict,” she said, according to The Daily Mail.
“As someone who firmly believes in the equality of men and women, I feel drawn to your cause and to do what I can to help raise further awareness of your work.”
The Countess of Wessex hosts #IWD2019 an reception for Peacebuilders. Watch the film in full on our #IGTV. The Countess of Wessex hosted a reception for International Women’s Day at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the vital role of women in building peace in countries affected by conflict. In a speech made at the reception, Her Royal Highness announced her commitment to support the UK’s work in helping put more women and girls at the centre of conflict resolution, encouraging women’s participation in building peace and supporting survivors of sexual violence in conflict.
She continued: “To help give voice to women and girls who are being denied their fundamental rights as humans and are being subjected to harm and violence as a result of conflict, to promote those who seek to play a part in finding peace, and to support others as they attempt to rebuild their lives.”
Earlier in the day, as Chair of the Women’s Network Forum, The Countess of Wessex attended The Market Open Ceremony for #IWD2019 at the London Stock Exchange.
Dressed for the occasion, the 54-year-old royal brought the glam in a stylish red skirt, which she teamed with a crisp white top, and a smart grey coat. She finished off the look with a pair of sensible nude heels and snakeskin clutch bag.
Meanwhile, on Sunday the Queen marked Prince Edward’s birthday by granting him a grand new title to use when travelling in Scotland. She marked the occasion by naming him the Earl of Forfar, and his wife Sophie as Countess of Forfar, for when they are north of the border.