The Countess of Wessex attended the morning Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on the balcony at Whitehall. The Earl and Countess of Wessex than attended the Welsh National Service of Thanksgiving at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff. The Countess wore a sombre black outfit for the services.
The Countess wore an Armani Coat that dates back to almost a decade ago. The single breasted black wool textured coat features a wide notch lapel collar, long sleeves, contouring side darts and is knee length. The coat is beautifully tailored and a definite classic piece, hence the Countess has owned it for so long. Below we show a very similar Armani coat, just minus the side contouring panels. Purchase the current season coat here.
Sophie wore a Jane Taylor ‘Bianca’ black felt hat, retailing for £1,400. This elegant disc shaped percher sits at a steep angle against the face and is a statement wide brimmed piece, topped with a large satin bow. Very much a typical style we are used to seeing the Countess wear, oversized and angular. This hat is part of the Jane Taylor Exclusives Range and if you are interested in this beautiful hat, you can purchase it here.
The Countess carried a Sophie Habsburg ‘Pochette’ clutch in black textured python fabric. Sophie own’s the same clutch in a range of different colours. The trapeze shaped clutch has a small flap at the front and magnetic closure. Sophie’s clutch is not available for purchase.
These photos here show the Countess was wearing her LK Bennett ‘Harley’ heels. With an almond toe, platform and 4.5 inch heel in black suede, there were a simple pairing with the outfit.
Sophie wore Heavenly Necklaces ‘The Original Non-Drop Drops,’ retailing for £63. These earrings have a smaller 5mm stone post, with a 12mm larger drop, featuring a large centre stone, surrounded by smaller crystals. Unlike most jewellery worn by the Royals, these are still available and affordable! You can purchase the earrings here.
Sophie wore two brooches on her coat lapel. The first is a 5th Battalion The Rifles Cap lapel pin; Sophie often wears this pin for official military engagements, as their royal colonel. You can purchase this pin here. The second is a ‘lasting legacy’ ceramic poppy badge created by visually impaired students from St Vincent school. The poppies were gifted to The Queen, Prince Phillip, The Countess of Wessex and the Prime Minister. You can learn more about these here.
Pupils gift our posy and ceramic poppy to HRH The Countess of Wessex @berniehollywood @CISCSchools @friel_raymond @garymillar @StephenTwigg @SightboxUK @BlindVeterans @peterdoliver @DofE #lastinglegacy #victoryoverblindness pic.twitter.com/s32IVCLEqg
— St. Vincent's School (@StVincentsL12) October 16, 2018
Thank you @StVincentsL12 for my beautiful ceramic poppy made by pupils with impaired vision at the school in West Derby @PeterWoodsHS is very honoured and privileged to be wearing one for Remembrance Day pic.twitter.com/R0DHutC75m
— Peter Woods High Sheriff Merseyside (@PeterWoodsHS) November 10, 2018
You can get Sophie’s regal style here:
with thanks to @HRHWessexBlog