Sophie Wessex ditches royal demeanor as she sports army gear to play video games in epic new photos

Sophie Wessex showed her laid-back side for her latest royal engagement

Sophie Wessex plays video games at RAF Wittering
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Sophie Wessex made sure to let loose when she spent the day with the RAF this week, getting to grips with virtual gaming as she took on a special challenge. 

Royal fans were thrilled to see the Sophie Wessex, who lives at Bagshot Park with husband Prince Edward and children Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn, giving it her all as she took part in the contest. 

Sophie Wessex playing video games at RAF Witering

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Looking the part, Sophie joined members of various military regiments to compete and was snapped reclining in a gaming chair, rocking a huge pair of headphones and gripping a steering wheel controller as she intently took on a virtual car race.

More images from the special day were shared on The Royal Family Instagram page, showing Sophie smiling with her teammates and getting stuck into the official engagement.

Sophie Wessex at RAF Wittering

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“Going head to head for the Cup were personnel from RAF Wittering, the Royal Corps of Army Music, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps , HMS Daring and the 5th Battalion, The Rifles. HRH’s Canadian Regiments joined in remotely,” the caption beside the upload explained. 

“🕹 Swipe to see The Countess put her skills to the test in the e-gaming challenge!”

Royal fans were quick to flood the comment section with praise for the Countess, applauding her for always showing her down to earth nature in her royal work. 

“She always looks so happy. She is definitely one of my favourites 😍😍,” one wrote.

“She is so lovely and hard working 💗,” another agreed, while a third chipped in to comment, “Genuinely looks like she’s having a great day ❤️👏.”

“She is magnificent..A real person..No hang ups..❤️,” a fourth kind comment read.  

“Aww Sophie is so natural,” another fan penned. 

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