The Countess of Wessex has landed in New York for a four-day visit. The highlight was an address to the United Nations upholding women’s rights in Afghanistan.
The first full day was full of activity. While the other royals were at the Abbey, she planted a rosemary bush in Queen Elizabeth Garden to mark Commonwealth Day. It’s still brisk in New York (or was, the weather changes hourly this time of year), and the Countess wore a pale Custodi coat over her turtleneck and a pair of Lou Boots. She also met with she met with officials at St George’s Society of New York, which has supported those in the city with British and Commonwealth heritage. For that event, she wore her Loewe black leather dress.
I am digging this particular ponytail. It seems to have more zhuzz than her usual don’t you think?
The final event of the day was the UN Commonwealth Day Reception at The Yale Club, and the Countess repeated her pleated Victoria Beckham, worn previously in 2021.
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It’s all fine to look good, but the trip was about doing good, too. The Countess attended the “United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan event” and delivered a speech on the situation for women in Afghanistan. It’s an incredibly worthy cause, and Sophie dressed seriously for the event. Really the woman can wear a suit, but the topic overshadowed clothing. It might be a repeat of this Beckham suit. You tell me what you think.
Sophie means business! Countess of Wessex is polished in a green suit and blush blouse as she delivers the keynote address at a UN event during solo four-day visit to New York
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Sophie Countess of Wessex attends UK Mission to New York briefing, New York, USA – 15 Mar 2022 pic.twitter.com/JNwFetQ2ao
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The Countess is seated to the right of the Chair in the following video. Her speech begins at 3:35 and runs to about 6:45.
How did the Countess do?