Sophie Wessex showed off a lovely secret skill in new video as she celebrated Valentine's Day

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Sophie Wessex revealed one of her secret skills during a visit to a children's hospice.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, was visiting one of the locations of Shooting Star Children's Hospices, a charity she’s a patron of.

During her visit, the royal met the parents of the children who rely on the hospice’s service for help, and read a story to the little ones.

In a lovely video shared on Twitter by royal reporter Victoria Murphy, the Countess is heard saying she should have gone into baking.

“It’s going to be a work of art. I should have gone into baking”, she said, before asking other children if they liked her creation.

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One royal fan even said on Twitter that the royal would be a great fit for Bake Off!

‘Prospective candidate for the next series of the Bake Off then!’, they wrote.

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Before leaving the hospice, Sophie made a speech where she praised staff for the wonderful work they do.

“Thank you for what you do in looking after these wonderful and beautiful children. The care and love that you show to every single child who comes through the door is immeasurable”, she said.

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“You are their family when they’re here. The parents trust you completely with their children and no price can be put on that. And to all of the people who are helping to fund this amazing organisation, thank you – it’s a very special place and I know that many families couldn’t survive without Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.”

One of the mums at the event, Jenny, who’s three-year-old daughter Gwen lives with spina bifida, told Town & Country online, "It’s been a lovely afternoon—Gwen thoroughly enjoyed meeting a real life princess. Gwen decorated a biscuit with the Countess, which is a special memory that we as a family will be able to treasure.

“When you have a child with a life-limiting condition it’s lovely to be able to do things like this because life can be hard sometimes, and these sorts of things make you realize that you’re not alone. The support that we get from the charity is just brilliant."

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.