Sophie, Countess of Wessex ‘not afraid’ to show ‘confidence’ as Royal Family role grows


SOPHIE, COUNTESS OF WESSEX is a working member of the Royal Family. In this role, a style expert explained her looks have shown her growing “confidence”.

Sophie mostly stayed out of the public eye for the six years she was dating Prince Edward.

After they married, however, she began attending royal engagements and has taken on growing responsibilities while in the Royal Family.

The royal appears to have grown in confidence and is comfortable carrying out official royal duties, according to Natasha Henson, editor of British Style Society.

Speaking to, the expert stated Sophie has shown glimpses of her personality with the outfits she has worn for engagements.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Style royal

Sophie, Countess of Wessex: An expert commented on her style (Image: GETTY)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Style royal

Sophie, Countess of Wessex: She has opted for some bold looks while in the Royal Family (Image: GETTY)

Natasha stated: “Sophie is not afraid to rewear clothing and showcase a confidence in her style and fashion choices.

“Colour and print are other elements that Sophie doesn’t shy away from and this suggests a fun and relaxed vibe away from the public eye.

“Sophie’s off-duty looks also suggest she’s a proactive and positive person, both in royal and family duties.”

When Sophie steps out in public, or makes a virtual appearance as she has during the coronavirus crisis, many royal fans will be eager to see what she wears.

The expert suggested the royal has used bold prints to show she is “fun and relaxed”, as well as being a “positive” person.

Natasha continued Sophie will often pair practical pieces with fashionable looks.

“The Countess of Wessex appears to be a lover of function and great design,” she added.

“Her off-duty looks are often practical depending on her particular duties.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Style royal

Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Her style could show her ‘confidence’ (Image: GETTY)

“However, even the simplest of outfits such as tailored trousers and a comfortable top are complemented with stylish accessories and footwear every time.”

The royal is not afraid to opt for affordable pieces and rewear outfits, but also appears to have some go-to fashion designers.

Natasha said: “Sophie has evening and on-duty elegance down to a tee.

“She often sports her favourite designers such as Emilia Wickstead who blends contemporary and traditional techniques to capture the modern silhouette.

“Other favourites include Erdem and Oscar de la Renta who exude glamour with captivating dress designs.”

Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Prince Edward marriage

Sophie, Countess of Wessex: She married Prince Edward in 1999 (Image: EXPRESS)

These designers are also favoured by some other members of the Royal Family such as Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge may have been inspired by Sophie’s style, Natasha added.

She concluded: “Sophie’s love of timeless looks I feel has inspired The Duchess of Cambridge [who] often favoured casual attire before marrying into the Royal Family.

“The Duchess of Cambridge also shares a love of some of Sophie’s favourite designers including Emilia Wickstead and Erdem.”

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.


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