‘Favourite’ Sophie Countess of Wessex joins the Queen at a reception tonight

Sophie Countess of Wessex wore a white dress tonight with a pretty pleated skirt and a large ruby necklace. She joined the Queen, who wore a blue dress, accessorising with pearls.

Sophie greeted her mother-in-law with the nickname “Mama”, which demonstrates their close relationship.

She made a passionate speech in which she discussed the trust’s work?

Sophie said: “Mama, when I have returned from my travels I have been so proud to share with you the work I have witnessed being carried out under the umbrella of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and the care of so many people working so hard to save and cure sight.

“Each time you have listened with interest and been eager to hear of how the work is going, and each time I have been stunned as you have shared with me your deep knowledge of each of these countries, not top level observations, but personal experience, demonstrating to me time and again the real affection you have for all people of the Commonwealth and why that affection is so abundantly returned by them to you.”

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Where is Sophie Countess of Wessex from?

She maintained a successful career before she wed Prince Edward, and for several years afterward.

Sophie left her job in public relations in 2002, after marrying in 1999.

Her father is a retired sales director for a company than imports industrial tyres and rubber goods.

Her mother was a charity worker and secretary.

Tiaras worn by royal brides

Sophie, Countess of Wessex wedding tiara

While royal brides tend to either wear a brand new piece or wear an heirloom piece, Sophie, Countess of Wessex wore a combination of the two.

The exact name of the tiara is unknown.

The Countess has worn the piece of jewellery a number of times since her wedding day – such as to the nuptials of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Sarah Ferguson wedding tiara

Sarah Ferguson tied the knot with Prince Andrew at Westminster Abbey in July 1986.

Sarah Ferguson also wore a previously unseen wedding tiara, with the jewellery having been made especially for her.

Princess Diana wedding tiara

Princess Diana was known as Lady Diana Spencer before marrying Prince Charles back in 1981.

The royals tied the knot at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The late princess opted for her own family diamonds for the occasion, wearing the Spencer Tiara.

source: express.co.uk