Sophie Wessex sports festive headgear as she plays Santa's little helper at charitable festive events

Sophie Wessex was smiling ear to ear in festive headgear as the hands-on royal mucked in—proving why she's such an asset to the royal family

Sophie, Countess of Wessex visits the Disability Initiative to mark the UN International Day of Persons with a Disability (Friday 3rd) on December 1, 2021 in Camberley, England. During the visit HRH took part in a music and drama session along with some work shops where she helped making chocolate Christmas sculptures and Christmas wreaths.
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Sophie Wessex smiling ear to ear in festive headgear is just the dose of Christmas spirit you need to get in the mood for Santa coming to town!


It's previously been said that Sophie Wessex being in the spotlight is what Prince Philip 'would have wanted' and it seems like day by day, his final wishes are coming true. 

In her latest public appearances as a senior royal, the Countess of Wessex kicked off December in the most Christmassy manner possible with two days of back-to-back Yuletide events.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex visits the Disability Initiative to mark the UN International Day of Persons with a Disability (Friday 3rd) on December 1, 2021 in Camberley, England. During the visit HRH took part in a music and drama session along with some work shops where she helped making chocolate Christmas sculptures and Christmas wreaths.

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On December 1, 2021 the philanthropic royal visited the Disability Initiative in Camberley, Surrey, to take part in interactive sessions with clients ahead of the United Nations International Day of Persons with a Disability on Friday, December 3, 2021.

The Countess, who has been a patron of Disability Initiative since 2003, sported a jaunty little Santa hat headband and enjoyed goofing around with volunteers and people who have been helped by the charity.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex makes a chocolate robin sculpture during a visit to Disability Initiative to mark the UN International Day of Persons with a Disability on December 1, 2021 in Camberley, England. During her visit The Countess took part in a music and drama session and Christmas chocolate sculpture and Christmas wreath making workshops.

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Happy to get her hands dirty and smiling the whole time, Sophie got involved with chocolate Christmas sculpture-making and Christmas wreath making too. 

It's not the first time we've seen the down-to-earth royal letting her hair down. Who could forget the time Sophie Wessex ditched royal demeanor as she sported army gear to play video games?

Sophie, Countess of Wessex (wearing a Father Christmas hat alice band) takes part in a music and drama session as she visits Disability Initiative to mark the UN International Day of Persons with a Disability on December 1, 2021 in Camberley, England. During her visit The Countess took part in a music and drama session and Christmas chocolate sculpture and Christmas wreath making workshops.

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Day two say the mom-of-two visit The Lighthouse, which is a community hub in the center of Woking that hosts a range of creative projects to support, encourage, and empower those who find themselves on the margins of society.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex visits The Lighthouse to work with volunteers making snacks and drinks for beneficiaries, and Christmas care packages for children on December 2, 2021 in Woking, England. The Lighthouse is a vibrant hub in the centre of Woking that hosts a range of creative projects to support, encourage, and empower those who find themselves on the margins.

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Happy to lend a hand, the Countess worked with volunteers making snacks and drinks for beneficiaries as well as packing Christmas care packages for children who need it the most.


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