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Sophie Wessex glows in smart dress and dazzling earrings at Festival of Remembrance

The Countess of Wessex was perfectly poised in her sombre look


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Kate Thomas
Lifestyle Managing Editor
12 November 2022
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The Countess of Wessex put in a glamorous appearance at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, held at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night.

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Joined by her husband Prince Edward, Countess Sophie looked beautiful in a simple black dress with a high neckline and long sleeves. The 57-year-old royal completed her understated ensemble with the most beautiful pair of drop earrings, boasting three ruby stones encircled by glittering diamonds.

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Her elegant dress boasted a subtle cut-out floral motif and was perfectly paired with semi-opaque tights and simple black stilettos.

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Countess Sophie wore her blonde hair in big, bouncy curls and kept her makeup simple and understated, sporting a hint of rosy blusher and a natural hued lipstick.

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Countess Sophie looked beautiful in an understated black dress

Not in attendance at the commemorative event were the Earl and Countess of Wessex's two children: daughter Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and their 14-year-old son James, Viscount Severn. Broadcast live on BBC One from the Royal Albert Hall, the event is only attended by working royals.

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, were all on the guest list.

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She took pride of place alongside her husband Prince Edward

Through words, song, and storytelling, the Festival celebrates the qualities behind service which make it an essential part of life in the Armed Forces and civil society.

It will be the first time since 2006 that all working royals attend the Festival. Last year, most royals attended, except for Prince Andrew, due to him stepping back from all public duties, and the Queen, who was forced to cancel her appearance after receiving medical advice from her doctors.

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The royal completed her look with a beautiful pair of drop earrings

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Following the Festival, all the royals will unite again at the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

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