The Countess of Wessex didn’t disappoint in the style stakes as joined her husband Prince Edward on Thursday at the largest Sikh temple in London, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.
Sophie, 53, was the picture of elegance in a pastel blue dress, while Edward, 54, looked dapper in a pinstripe suit matched with a red tie and pocket square.
The mother-of-two looked gorgeous in her Emilia Wickstead dress, which nipped her in at the waist before billowing out into a full-length skirt. It’s not the first time the countess has worn the stunning dress, she was previously pictured sporting the same ensemble at the Royal Ascot in June this year.
Both Sophie and Edward sported headscarves and removed their shoes for the occasion as a mark of respect to the Sikh religion.
The Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall (SGSSS) is the largest Gurdwara organisation outside of India, established in 1950s. It was inaugurated by The Prince of Wales in 2003.
Sophie and Edward visited the temple to celebrate its new licensing to offer The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) programmes, a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956.
The royal couple looked in great spirits as they met with worshippers, before Sophie got hands on in the kitchen to make chapatis, a traditional Indian dish.
The royal pair were then shown traditional instruments from a young group of musicians at the temple. Sophie was presented with a posy at the end of the visit, while Edward received a traditional sword.
It has been a busy few weeks for the countess who was spotted recently on a visit to Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England. The 53-year-old met with children and staff at Fairfields School in Nothampton to mark its 80th anniversary.
After spending some time with the students, the mother-of-two headed to Alfreton where she opened a new school, The David Nieper Academy. Sophie was greeted with a roaring applause from students who gathered excitedly for her arrival.
The countess had a hands on experience at the school, meeting students and supporters before taking part in a food and technology class.