The Energizer Bunny British duo, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, have embarked on their third international trip this year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. With the number of appearances they have made over the past year or two, it’s not surprising that the Countess of Wessex reached into her closet for some repeats.
Sophie and Ed were greeted by the British Commissioner to Cyprus on the first day. Sophie wore her ARoss Girl x Soler dress – previously seen at Ascot, among other outings. For the welcome ceremony in Cyprus, Sophie changed out the tie belt for a more structured piece. You can see the accessories – which are very good – at UFONoMore.
A great honour to celebrate the Queen’s #PlatinumJubilee this evening in the presence of TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex @RoyalFamily and President @AnastasiadesCY and the First Lady. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this incredible anniversary pic.twitter.com/ZPa6CBt1kY
— Stephen Lillie (@StephenLillieUK) June 20, 2022
Here she is at Royal Ascot 2021, all accessorized with a potato chip hat.
On Day Two, the Earl and Countess met with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and his wife Antri at the presidential palace. Sophie wore her Suzannah ‘Cora’ polka dot tea dress, another excellent dress for warm weather, and a repeat which you will remember from the Caribbean trip.
Here she is in the Caribbean wearing her Prada pumps and carrying the Sophie Habsburg ‘Bean’ bag.
Ok, guys, I usually try to put a good spin on things but unless I find more flattering photos I can’t really make these pants sound like a good idea. For a tour of the British base, Sophie is in a Weekend Max Mara top and Mistral Clothing trousers. I will say that Ed looks terrific in his Mediterranean blues, though.
On the charitable side, the pants were good for squatting and bending over when she visited an Early Years Centre. Also, Sophie is good with kids.
Because the week continues to be busy, we’ll check in quickly with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Rwanda, too. They arrived yesterday to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. This is an important diplomatic trip in many respects and Charles and Camilla are working hard to strike the right note between dignified diplomating and accessibility.
Today, Camilla and Charles visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial, which marks the 1994 genocide. Over 250,000 people died during that horrific time. Obviously, the clothes are not important here, but I will say Camilla and Charles seem to project a respectful tone while still staying cool.
We may as well may this a general Brit post, right? I noticed that we had a Royal Lady Pantsuit situation on our hands, and Baguettes and Hofdudes might want to chat about it.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Baroness Floella Benjamin, attended the unveiling of the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station, to mark Windrush Day. The day commemorates the contributions of Caribbean communities to British society, and is named for one of the first ships to bring Caribbean immigrants to Britain. Kate, a photographer herself, found a camera to work!
The Duchess is also a wearing a repeat, her Alexander McQueen white suit, first worn in the Caribbean last March.
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