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Sophie Wessex surprises in high-waisted trousers and leather jacket for new outing

The Countess looked lovely for her special visit

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Kate Thomas
Lifestyle Managing Editor
November 27, 2021
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The Countess of Wessex paid a visit to Transform Housing and Support services in Walton-on-Thames last week, looking surprisingly casual in a leather jacket.

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Sophie, who is Patron of Transform, discovered how the organisation has been supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Embracing a laid-back look for the visit, the 56-year-old royal recycled her Prada leather jacket, worn layered over a simple white blouse. She dressed the casual ensemble up with a pair of high-waisted blue Alberta Ferretti trousers.

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The royal accessorised with her 'Constance Amulette Rose Gold Pendant' by Hermes and wore her blonde hair down in loose waves, keeping her makeup understated and light.

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During her visit, the Countess took part in a game of chess and tried her hand at completing a London Underground-themed jigsaw puzzle.

Sophie also helped make some pizzas and was reportedly heard bantering with residents and staff about football.

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Chief Executive Lawrence Santcross commented: "It was wonderful to be able to welcome The Countess to our Elmbridge services. We were proud to demonstrate the dedication and compassion that has been shown by colleagues while enabling clients to transform their lives."

Residents also loved the Countess' visit, with Transform resident Saul telling the charity's blog: "She was genuinely interested to hear about my background and how Transform have supported me."

Transform helps provide specialist housing for homeless and vulnerable people across Surrey, West Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire and south west London.

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The royal was last seen at the Rifles Awards Dinner

Countess Sophie was last seen at the Rifles Awards Dinner at the City of London Guildhall alongside the Duchess of Cornwall.

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

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