The Earl of Wessex's wife showed her playful side this week in her choice of accessories for an official engagement.
She jazzed up her combination of a demure navy three-quarter length blazer and matching gloves with a union jack clutch, emblazoned with the words 'Paparazzi', 'Brittania Rules' and 'flying the flag for fashion'.
The mum-of-two was in Reading to open the Avenue school, a facility for children with special educational needs.
And the fun continued during the opening ceremony when Sophie joined in with a Bollywood hand dance.
The British royal, who turned 45 on Wednesday, is to be honoured with a Royal Victorian Order.
She will receive the recognition for her "personal" service to the Queen and the monarchy.