From preparing food for emergency service workers at the frontline of the crisis to packing parcels of goods for those self-isolating, Sophie Wessex hasn’t taken any downtime over these past few months. And this week, she was out again, helping out at a call centre for vulnerable children.
The mother-of-two looked beautiful in a quirky camouflage dress as she made an in-person appearance at Childline on Wednesday. The royal visited the organisation, which she is a patron of, to thank the staff and volunteers for their work supporting young people during the pandemic. Sophie also saw first-hand the work of the Volunteer Counsellors by joining a counselling shift.
For the outing, the royal donned a gorgeous green shirt dress from UK-based label French Connection, which she teamed with black strappy heels, while she swept her hair up with a butterfly clip.
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☎️ The Countess of Wessex, Patron of @nspcc_official and #Childline, visited the charity today to thank staff and volunteers for their work supporting vulnerable children since the COVID-19 outbreak. For many young people, the already challenging circumstances they were facing have been exacerbated during lockdown. . 💻 The Countess also saw first-hand the work of the Volunteer Counsellors by joining a counselling shift. Volunteers and staff, who are recognised as critical workers, have helped deliver over 2,000 counselling sessions a week since the outbreak to children concerned about their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Thank you @nspcc_official 👏
It’s been a busy few days for the royal, who was pictured over the weekend helping out at The Saints Foundation — the official charity of the Southhampton Football Club, which helps provide support for those of all ages throughout the community. With her high-vis jacket on, Sophie was put to work with the FareShare service, helping to pack goods for the disadvantaged, while also assisting the prescription delivery service.
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We were delighted to be joined by HRH The Countess of Wessex this week, who volunteered with us at @fareshareuk and on our Prescription Delivery Service. A real privilege to show @theroyalfamily how we are transforming lives in and around Southampton. 😇 Head to our website to read more about her time with us. #SaintsFoundation
“We were delighted to be joined by HRH The Countess of Wessex this week, who volunteered with us at @fareshareuk and on our Prescription Delivery Service,” a post published to The Saints Foundation’s Instagram page. “A real privilege to show @theroyalfamily how we are transforming lives in and around Southhampton.”
Photos showed Sophie beaming as she packed goods into a crate ready for delivery and mingled with other volunteers who have been assisting with the services. She looked lovely in a cream long-sleeve top and black pants, while she kept her blonde locks down and straight during her volunteering duties.
The countess’ appearance at the charity comes days after she spoke out about Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back as senior royals in a rare interview with the UK’s Sunday Times. When asked about the sussex’s shock departure from the royal family in January, Sophie replied: “I just hope they will be happy. We all try to help any new members of the family.”
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