The Countess of Wessex pulled off one of her most stylish looks to date on Wednesday as she stepped out to support a cause close to her heart. Sophie, who is married to Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son Prince Edward, sat for a live sculpting session as part of a special event for the Vision Foundation, which she is a patron of.
The royal family’s official Instagram page shared a series of images from the special event. The charity is committed to helping blind and visually impaired people gain access to art.
“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.”
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.
Many royal fans were quick to compliment Sophie on her efforts, with one writing: “The countess is lovely.” Another added: “Beautiful.” While a third wrote: “Amazing.”
The outing comes just a few weeks after Sophie carried out an official royal engagement, visiting her patronage Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) in Maidenhead, a town in England earlier this month. Sophie stepped out on her own to help launch the organisation’s 21st-anniversary celebrations ahead of National Ambulance Week, which ran from September 7 to 13 in the UK.
Sophie — who shares children Lady Louise Windsor, 16, and James, Viscount Severn, 12, with Edward — dressed for the occasion in fitted navy pants, a matching blazer and a blue floral button-up. The 55-year-old teamed the casual yet chic look with tanned wedges, a netted small bag and wore her hair tied up in a low pony.
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