She’s not often seen as someone who makes a fashion statement – yet it looks like the Duchess of Edinburgh pulled out all the stops when attending Easter service today alongside the other royals.
Sophie, the 58-year-old mother of two, captured attention in her cream Philip Treacy hat, which has a wide brim and an eye-catching rise, as she arrived at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
She teamed her hoodie with a pink Catherine Walker coat, knee-high boots, and a matching clutch.
Attending the royal event alongside her husband, Prince Edward, 59, and their 15-year-old son James, Earl of Wessex, Sophie looked effortlessly elegant in her first appearance at the annual service since becoming Duchess of Edinburgh.
It is unclear why Lady Louise, daughter of Sophie and Edward, was not present at the day’s event.
Edward and Sophie, formerly Countess and Earl of Wessex, were granted their new titles in February, nearly six months after Queen Elizabeth II’s death in September.
Today’s service is likely to be bittersweet for members of the company, as it marks the first without the late Queen – and the second anniversary of Prince Philip’s death.
Sophie, a mother of two, was particularly close to the late king, with whom she spoke daily, and was called “Mama”.
Other royals who looked their best on Sunday today include the Prince and Princess of Wales, who brought their children Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, to the event.
Also in attendance were the Tyndalls, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Princess Anne, who was accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Lawrence.
Following in the footsteps of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth, who always held Easter court at her beloved home in Berkshire, Charles was accompanied by his wife, the Queen Consort, today.
A staple of the royal calendar, last year saw the now Prince and Princess of Wales bask in the spring sunshine with their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Princess of Wales and the Queen Consort both chose royal blues as their favorite outfit for Easter Sunday, with the mother-of-three arriving hand-in-hand with her youngest son, Prince Louis, who was joining the family at the service. for the first time.
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He held his mother’s hand and looked seriously at the waiting media, while the princess gave a short smile and salutation.
While the Sunday service has long been a tradition for the royal family, it is thought Easter might be a little different for the family now that Charles is king.
According to reports, the king may host a less formal get-together than his mother, who is believed to have some very strict dinner rules.
Royasaid expert Ingrid Seward the sun That there is a definite one The late Queen’s dinner base that Charles might choose to unwind this weekend.
‘They’ll have dinner together,’ she said, ‘but not the little ones—they’ll eat in the nursery dining room.
The Queen always said so they could hold the knife and fork properly they couldn’t eat at the table, but Charles may have relaxed that rule a bit. But dinner is for adults only.
Sophie’s appearance today comes after she snapped up the royal family in Windsor yesterday, where they went on a carriage ride.
The 58-year-old shared a love for the sport with her late father-in-law, Prince Philip, who took up the sport in his fifties.
Now, the Duchess has occasionally been seen driving one of Philip’s carriages in Windsor, near the Bagshot family home in Edinburgh.
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