The Countess of Wessex turned heads in the prettiest floral dress when she put in a stylish appearance at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Wednesday.
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Dressing for the balmy UK weather, Countess Sophie sported an elegant midi dress with a pretty floral print in pink and blue, boasting subtle sheer sleeve detailing. The timeless attire was perfectly paired with nude stilettos, a cream clutch bag and a feather embellished hat as she joined her husband Prince Edward, the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Alexandra at the special event.
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Sophie wore her blonde hair pinned back and added a simple pair of earrings and a single pearl necklace. The 57-year-old star enhanced her pretty features with a touch of rose-hued blusher and soft and subtle eye makeup.
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The Countess of Wessex joined Duchess Kate and Prince Edward at the garden party
Sophie and her fellow royals stood in for the Queen following Buckingham Palace's announcement that Her Majesty will not be making an appearance at the annual celebrations this year due to her ongoing mobility issues.
Garden parties are a major part of the royal family's calendar and following two years of cancellations during the pandemic, the royal household is very much looking forward to welcoming guests back.
Countess Sophie looked elegant in her floral midi dress
Traditionally, Her Majesty welcomes over 30,000 guests to spend a relaxed afternoon in the beautiful gardens of her royal residences.
These public events allow the Queen to speak to a broad range of people from all walks of life, all of whom have made a positive impact in their community.
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It's been a busy few hours for Sophie, who travelled to Chipping Norton to visit the Charlbury Community Centre earlier in the day.
The royal heard about the community's response to the pandemic, and the support scheme of 200 volunteers who assisted over 600 residents throughout the lockdowns.
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She looked stunning in a bright pink shirt dress crafted out of flattering crepe fabric. Sophie accessorised with nude heels and some seriously sparkly jewellery, wearing her blonde hair swept back in an elegant chignong.
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