We haven’t checked in with my favorite British whirling dervish in eons, so let’s just see what she has been doing the last month or so.
Because I can, I am going to do a roll call of her looks from my favorite to least favorite, and we’ll wrap up with the royal tour to India, which I consider a class of its own.
The Countess of Wessex joined the blindness prevention charity, Orbis UK at the launch of their See My Future appeal. I know I go on and on about her typical dress length, but this Peter Pilotto “cloque” dress has a lovely fit and just enough swing in the skirt to make the longer length palatable to me – plus, it’s not quite as long as she is wont to go. Let’s forge ahead and see those longer lengths.
Windsor Horse Show
Sophie, Ed and Andrew will be the magnificent trio of Veeps at the Windsor Horse Show. I have no idea how to ID what Sophie is wearing here, but once again her casual style is the most flattering of all to me. She just looks extremely at home in these togs.
Today it has been announced that The Duke of York will join The Earl and Countess of Wessex as new Vice Presidents of @WindsorHorse Show.
— The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) April 25, 2019
RAF Witterling Centenary Play Park
Sophie is the Honorary Air Commodore of the Royal Air Force Witterling. She recently visited a new centenary play park in the RAF Wittering village. I think many people will like this longer Max Mara dress better than I do – since of course I find it a bit too long for my taste. She did have two additional events after, which may account for the rather formal outfit at a play park.
British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Dinner
Sophie is also a patron of the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association. She attended a fundraising dinner wearing an Alaia midi dress. The combination of the length, high round neck and sleeve length is giving rather matronly vibes, but the lovely Sophie is radiant from the neck up, as always.
Royal Visit to India
The dervish landed in India and commenced a schedule that makes me pull up a fainting couch – she visited three hospitals in a day, for heavens sake. This trip is focused on child and maternal health. She is pictured here wearing a repeated ARossGirl wrap dress for a reception honoring trained midwives.
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We are thrilled to spot HRH Countess of Wessex wearing her #penelopechilvers suede Tango shoes on her tour to India, in her role as Vice-Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust | Sophie, keep up the amazing work | #countessofwessex #theroyalfamily #walkinginpc
Good egg that she is, she cuddled this wee one during a visit to a preemie ward. On a shallow note, she looked sharp and cool in her cobalt blue trousers and shirt, right? I think fitted but flowing, in bold colors plus pattern interest, is the way to go for her.
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The Countess of Wessex this morning visited Niloufer Hospitals, a women and children's hospital in Hyderabad as part of her official tour of India. At Niloufer, Sophie visited the Special Newborn Care Unit, where she spoke with doctors and concerned mothers. She was pictured grinning as she tenderly held a tiny newborn baby wrapped in bright pink fabric which was being fed through a tube. She looked visibly moved as she was shown premature babies and spoke animatedly to the resident doctors and nurses about the screening and treatment services that have been introduced to ensure babies at risk of blindness receive the timely treatment they need to prevent it. Sophie also met with leading eye health professionals who have been instrumental in setting up and delivering the services, and parents and children who have, or have had, the condition. Later this week she will travel to Mumbai and New Delhi, and returns to the UK on Friday 3 May. When she goes to Mumbai, Sophie will visit a school where she will meet Queen's Young Leader, Deane de Menezes, whose project 'Red is the new Green' aims to destigmatise menstruation, improve access to menstrual hygiene and ultimately prevent female absenteeism in schools. 📷 @dailymail, @shutterstock #queenelizabeth #countessofwessex #earlofwessex #sophierhysjones #princedward #followme #followback #tagsforlikesapp #tagstagramers #windsor #westminster #royals #royalfamily #england #kensingtonpalace #buckinghampalace #greatbritain #frogmorehouse #britishroyals #britishmonarchy
If there was ever any doubt that Sophster was both smart and sincere, as well as being an all around asset to the royal family, this video should put them to rest.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 1, 2019
That’s our girl, a ball of energy. Now I am off to take a nap, so what do you think of her latest?