As Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward’s wife Sophie has a lot of royal commitments in her schedule – but while she’s been confidently carrying out her recent outings on her own, she had loving support from her husband for her latest meeting.
The 53-year-old mother-of-two is usually joined by Edward on family celebrations and official royal gatherings, but when it comes to work outings, she has been carrying them out on her own recently. However, in a rare joint appearance this week, the pair jetted to Dublin in Ireland to meet Irish President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina.
Sophie looked lovely in a vibrant blue dress that fell just below the knee. With slight pleats across the chest, the frock clinched in at the waist giving the countess a look of effortless elegance for the political meeting. She finished her look with patent tanned heels and a grey handbag.
Wearing her blonde hair tied back in a loose up do, she smiled alongside the Queen’s youngest son Edward – who looked as smart as ever in a navy suit and red tie – in a photo shared by the royal family on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Sabina dressed up for the occasion too as she supported her husband in a light pink outfit and flat light pink shoes, wearing her blonde hair in tight curls.
Sophie and Edward began their day with the president before hosting a lunch for inspiring female leaders in the country.
Sharing a photo of them surrounded by the group of women, the royal family’s Twitter page explained: “The Countess is Global Ambassador of @100WomenFinance – a global network of professionals who work together to empower women in their careers.”
According to The Express, the couple are also due to visit Robin Barnett, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland, on their two-day trip to Ireland, before attending a special dinner held by the Tennis & Rackets Association.
It comes just days after Sophie once again wowed crowds as she showed off her natural beauty on the Isle of Wight to meet flag-bearing schoolchildren at the Aspire Community Centre in Ryde.
Looking effortlessly elegant, the Countess of Wessex chose a blush pink shift dress and a nude knee-length coat as she stopped to chat to the crowds of people outside. Towering in patent light-pink heels, she stood out perfectly and looked right at home despite all eyes focused solely on her.
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