A family affair! Prince Edward and Sophie bring along children for rare outing

Sep 21, 2020
Prince Edward and Sophie enjoyed a rare outing with their children Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn. Source: The Royal Family/Instagram.

The Queen’s grandchildren Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn stepped out for a rare public appearance, joining their parents Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex at Southsea Beach to participate in the Great British Beach Clean on Sunday.

The family joined volunteers from the Marine Conservation Society in Portsmouth and helped to collect rubbish. Sophie and her 16-year-old daughter both opted for casual jeans and sneakers for the engagement, while Edward and 12-year-old James wore jeans and wind vests.

The Royal Family’s official Instagram page shared several images from the outing, along with the caption: “The Earl and Countess of Wessex with their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn on Southsea Beach for the Great British Beach Clean earlier today. The family joined Southsea Beachwatch volunteers litter-picking and recording items found for a beach survey.

“The Great British Beach Clean is run annually by the Marine Conservation Society. This year, people are encouraged to run their own small, local beach clean with friends, family or ‘bubbles’, in line with current Government guidelines.”

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Royal fans were quick to praise the family on their efforts, with one writing: “Love that they brought the children.” Another added: “A great family.” While a third wrote: “What a great engagement! Love that the Earl and the Countess are setting good examples for their children.”

The family outing comes just a few days after Sophie stepped out for a solo engagement. Sophie sat for a live sculpting session last Wednesday as part of a special event for the Vision Foundation, which she is a patron of. The charity is committed to helping blind and visually impaired people gain access to art.

For the occasion, Sophie put her best fashion foot forward opting for a colourful geometric summer dress in orange, white and black. The beautiful dress featured a flowing elegant skirt, while Sophie finished off the look with her blonde hair pulled up in a chic chignon, natural makeup, adding a simple pair of earrings bringing the whole ensemble together.

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“The Countess of Wessex sat for a sculpture designed for blind and partially sighted people as part of a special event yesterday for @vision_fdn, a charity which Her Royal Highness has been Patron of since 2003,” The Royal Family captioned the post.

“Sculpture is one of the most accessible forms of art due to its tactile nature. For a visually impaired person, touching a sculpture can bring the piece to life in more ways than an audio description. The Countess is passionate about the issue of sight loss and preventing avoidable blindness both in the UK and around the world.”

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