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The Countess of Wessex just carried her makeup bag to a party and no one noticed

The royal's new handbag has got us thinking…

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Laura Sutcliffe
Fashion and Beauty News Editor
November 26, 2021
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How totally glam did the Countess of Wessex look on Wednesday evening? The royal went to the biennial Rifles Awards Dinner at the City of London Guildhall.

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Looking as polished and pretty as ever, the mother-of-two rocked a gorgeous blue, floor-length maxi-gown that was cinched at the waist by Emilia Wickstead, nude high heels by Jimmy Choo and the most sensational sequin bag.

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The clutch bag (or so we thought) is ideal for the Christmas period as it features sequins and the cutest charm. But, no, it's actually a makeup bag! Identified as the Studio 54 Blue Cosmetic Bag by Nars, it's sadly no longer available to buy.

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Sophie carried a sequin cosmetic bag

But we can totally see why Sophie decided to reuse it to go with her outfit, it really gives the whole look a special edge, don't you think? We found some fab alternatives if you want to take a leaf out of the Countess' book. Keep scrolling!

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Dune Logo-embossed sequinned cross-body bag, £52, Selfridges


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The blonde royal also wore her trademark blonde hair in a small bun that was tied at the back and natural makeup highlighted her pretty features.

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Maze Bag - Classic Blue, £112.00, JW PEI


At the event, the Duchess of Cornwall was also in attendance and looked incredible wearing a beautiful long black velvet dress and a stunning emerald necklace with matching earrings. The glittering reception was held in the Print room and the royal family joined members, veterans and specially invited guests for the event.

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Sophie, 56, often makes sassy fashion statements with her handbags. At her appearance at Wimbledon in 2019, she carried a silver clutch bag alongside her gorgeous Peter Pilotto dress - and the arm candy featured a brazen message. The clutch was embroidered with a statement that read: "I am not saying I am wonderwoman. I'm just saying that no one has ever seen me and wonderwoman in the same place." Love it!

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