Countess of Wessex goes green for Trooping the Colour

Today was Trooping the Colour, The Queen’s annual birthday parade attended by the extended Royal Family. Sophie, The Countess of Wessex opted for some older pieces, choosing green and black for the occasion.

Sophie rode in a carriage with her husband, The Earl of Wessex, and two children, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.

The Royal Family on Buckingham Palace balcony today to mark The Queen’s birthday parade. (MOD)

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The Countess of Wessex repeated an old dress from Suzannah. This was the ‘Silk Gazar Ballerina dress’, influenced by the 1950s. The dress features a stand up collar, a fitted bodice that then moves into a full ballerina skirt, and bracelet sleeves. Sophie paired it with a thick black bow belt, adding further vintage vibes to the dress. The skirt features impeccable pleats to the front, and it zips up at the rear.

The Countess of Wessex on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, for The Queen’s official birthday parade, Trooping the Colour. Picture by Pete Maclaine / i-Images
Suzannah silk gazar ballerina dress

This dress was seen first in May 2015, then again at that year’s Order of the Garter service.

It is past season and no longer available.

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Sophie chose an older black hat from Jane Taylor to complement the outfit. It was seen in 2013 at Royal Ascot. This sinamay percher hat sits on the right-hand side of the head and on an angular skull cap. The disc is more of a sliver, being pointed at each end, moulded around the head, curls upwards and round at the top, and points down at the bottom. A vine of black flowers climbs the hat.

This piece is past-season and no longer available.

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Sophie wore her Lucia Odescalchi ‘losange’ earrings with brown stones. We show them below in pink rodocrosite. Sophie’s earrings are no longer available, but these are a fantastic match.

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Lucia Odescalchi Classiic Collection Losange Earrings made of pink Rodocrosite


We didn’t see any shoes or a bag, but it’s a safe bet they were black! Sophie owns a number of black heels, including Dior with a perspex heel, and LK Bennett ‘Harley’ with a platform. Your guess is as good as ours!

Countess of Wessex, talk to Lord Ashburton as they join HM The Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh joined by other members of the Royal Family attend Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images
LK Bennett Black Harley Suede Heels


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