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The Countess of Wessex wears seriously striking two-tone outfit in Qatar

Sophie Wessex sported a royal favourite designer, Emilia Wickstead

The Countess of Wessex has already embarked on her first overseas trip of the year - and new photographs have emerged of the royal in Qatar, where she is carrying out engagements in her role as Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). 

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Sophie, the wife of Prince Edward, looked radiant as ever on Wednesday as she arrived in Doha to visit Qatar Fund - the organisation that has supported global sight loss charity, Orbis, to deliver millions of eye tests and treatments across India and Bangladesh. 

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The 56-year-old royal donned a lovely high-rise 'Georgette' skirt from Emilia Wickstead, complete with a figure-flattering belt and feminine pleats. The Countess looked ultra chic for the occasion, teasing her blonde hair into a sophisticated French pleat with a sleek side parting. So elegant!

Sophie paired her skirt with a gorgeous plum-coloured blouse, featuring a stylish pie-crust neckline and elegant balloon sleeves. 

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Sophie donned an elegant Emelia Wickstead skirt for the occasion

Co-ordinating her accessories, the mother-of-two teamed her look with the 'Moneypenny Clutch' in Burgundy from designer Sophie Habsburg

The royal's statement ensemble appears to be last season's wears, but we've sourced a gorgeous dupe of her pleated skirt - perfect for winter layering and evening elegance. 

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Photos of Sophie posted to The Royal Family's official Twitter account were captioned: "HRH heard about [Qatar Fund's] focus on global health, education and economic empowerment."

The pandemic has created a backlog of vital eye treatments and surgeries around the world. The IAPB's campaign seeks to highlight the scale of avoidable blindness, and to promote a collaborative, global approach to ensuring eye care and rehabilitation facilities are available to everyone who needs them, wherever they are in the world.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar shared a photograph of the pair meeting. In the snap, Sophie looked refreshed and ready for action in a stunning blue floral dress, which she teamed with high heels.

Sporting a face covering, the mother-of-two wore her famous blonde mane in a half up-half down style.

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