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The Countess of Wessex enchants royal fans in statement floral dress

Prince Edward's wife looked beautiful in blue for this special occasion…

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Laura Sutcliffe
Laura SutcliffeFashion and Beauty News Editor
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The Commonwealth Games 2022 are in full swing and we are so excited to see our favourite family at the special event. It's going to be epic!

READ: Which royals are attending the 2022 Commonwealth Games? See their itinerary

Kickstarting the weekend, the Earl and Countess of Wessex headed to the games on Friday and looked in great spirits when they arrived. Prince Edward attended in his role as Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

WATCH: The Countess of Wessex: Everything you need to know about Sophie

Sophie looked as stunning and impeccable as ever accompanying her husband, wearing a stunning floral dress by Peter Pilotto and her favourite leather espadrilles by Penelope Chilvers. The blonde royal wore her hair in natural waves and neutral makeup highlighted her pretty features.

MORE: Everything you need to know about the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Sophie dazzled in a statement summer frock

Royal fans were quick to react to the Countess' statement frock, rushing to share their thoughts on Instagram page @royalfashionpolice. "She's looking beautiful in blue," commented one fan, as another sweetly shared: "Love this dress! Sophie looks stunning!"

"Great dress that looks lovely on her," agreed a third royal fan. And we have to agree!

If you're looking to channel the Countess' effortless style, her exact 'Cloque Midi Dress' has sadly sold out, however, this blue 'Delilah' midi from Whistles is a stunning lookalike. 

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Lively Print Dress, £169, Whistles

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Scoop Leather Espadrilles, £159, Penelope Chilvers


We love a versatile shoe, and Sophie always proves her classic wedge espadrilles are the ultimate transitional heel from spring to summer. This elegant style is beautifully made for Penelope Chilvers by skilled Spanish artisans who specialise in the art of espadrille making.

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The Wessexes were joined by Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Princess Royal, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will visit the sporting venues, attend a range of fixtures, and meet athletes, volunteers and support staff helping at the Games.

The spectacular multi-sport event celebrates the diversity of the 56 Commonwealth member states and it will be the largest sporting event on UK soil since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

MORE: Royal Style Watch: From Sophie Wessex’s suit to Zara Tindall’s Wimbledon whites

There is also a huge focus on inclusivity: unlike the Olympics, there are no separate para-sport events, and any athletes with a disability are instead fully integrated into their national team.

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