Coral for the Countess at Order of the Garter ceremony

Yesterday saw most of the Royal Family gather at Windsor Castle for the annual Order of the Garter ceremony. The Countess of Wessex was there to support her husband, Prince Edward, as he walked in the procession to the chapel. Sophie opted for a coral and nude palette.

The Countess of Wessex chose coral for the Order of the Garter ceremony (Royal Family)

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Sophie opted for a midi skirt from Suzannah, that we first saw in 2016 at Royal Ascot. The full skirt is very simple, and made from a satin-type fabric giving a touch of elegance for a day skirt.

She paired it with a white tie-waist blouse, also from Suzannah, featuring long sleeves with cuffs, a rounded neckline, and a self tie belt. The Countess wore this over the top of the skirt, to reveal the tie detail. We saw this ensemble when the Earl and Countess visited Brunei in 2017. If you like this style of top, try this as a fantastic match.

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She paired the look with a hat from her favourite milliner, Jane Taylor. This hat is also a repeat, seen at one of last year’s garden parties. The straw windowpane percher features coral feathers and cream buntal twists. A wonderful spring piece.

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Prior to this outing, the hat had black trim, and we saw it at Royal Ascot in 2017, with a green Emilia Wickstead dress. It just shows that a hat is not permanent once it is worn; trim can often be changed, and especially with a neutral base like this, you can change up the hat and wear it with different colour palettes.

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The Countess wore a pair of her nude pointed Prada heels, with a lower 85mm heel height. These are made in a nude/taupe leather, and are one of her favourite pairs.

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She carried her coral Sophie Habsburg ‘Chenille’ round clutch. This cylindrical bag is surrounded by a bronze metallic circular cut-out case, and finished with a simple orange button clasp. This is now a number of years old, but some colours are still available here, costing €260.

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Sophie Habsburg Chenille clutch

Sophie wore a diamond tennis bracelet, and a new pair of heart earrings, with a pearl drop. We are yet to identify these, but updates when we have them.

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You can steal Sophie’s Garter-day style here:

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