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Sophie Wessex's blue jacket and green trousers are proof that this royal is happy to throw the fashion rule book right in the trash where it belongs. The stylish Countess stepped out for an important royal engagement and met some very excitable friends.
- Sophie Wessex's blue jacket has military-style buttons and is a dressed-down look for the down-to-earth royal.
- The Countess stepped out to visit Whizz-Kidz, the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users and one fan was clearly besotted.
- In other royal news, Kate Middleton gets into the Christmas spirit in glittering boucle jacket as she reflects on the festive season without Queen Elizabeth.
Only days after Kate Middleton clashed green and blue in a new festive look while getting her hands dirty for a special occasion, Sophie Wessex has followed suit. The Countess stepped out in her own combination of the controversial color pairing, showing that blue and green are here to be seen!
The Countess visited Whizz-Kids, the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users, and got to learn first-hand about the life-changing impact of Whizz-Kidz. The event in Guildford was to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Her Royal Highness was given an insight into Whizz-Kidz’ services and activities for young wheelchair users, ranging from yoga classes to workshops in employability skills.
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This smart jacket is tailored to give a neat fit with pretty silver buttons along the front. There's pleating along the collar and lapels and it's made from super soft, high-quality velvet. An investment piece!
According to the Portsmouth News (opens in new tab), the Countess was delighted to meet one particularly inspiring young person Charlie Oldfield-Bruton, who has raised thousands of pounds to help others despite his own health challenges.
Sarah Pugh, chief executive of Whizz-Kidz, said, "We were thrilled to welcome Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex and very proud to be able to introduce her to Charlie. His experience demonstrates very powerfully the difference we can make for young wheelchair users."
It's likely the last official engagement for the royal before the Christmas break, and days after the official Wessex Christmas card was revealed. Many fans wondered why, for the second year in a row, the card didn't feature her two children Lady Louise and James Viscount Severn. However, after learning about the secret way Lady Louise features in the Wessex Christmas card - you'll definitely feel emotional!
As the Royal Family prepares for their first Christmas without the Queen, it's believed that they intend to keep up the Queen's tradition of celebrating Christmas at their Norfolk home, Sandringham House.
In the last few days before the festive period, all eyes will be on the King ahead of his first-ever Christmas speech as ruling monarch.
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, yoga studio, lifting heavy weights, or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.
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