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Sophie Wessex attends a military parade in Dorking

The Countess of Wessex looked elegant in a pale grey coat as she attended military parade today. 

Sophie, 52, was on hand to bid a celebratory farewell to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre  Hadley Court, in Dorking, Surrey, today.

The Countess first attended a thanksgiving service at St Martin’s Church before observing a parade of servicemen and women through the town. 

Duty: Sophie Wessex inspected the troops ahead of a military parade in Dorking, Surrey

Elegant: The mother-of-two opted for a bespoke pale grey coat dress and hat by Suzannah

Elegant: The mother-of-two opted for a bespoke pale grey coat dress and hat by Suzannah

Radiant: Sophie, Countess Of Wessex, meets school children ahead of the parade

Radiant: Sophie, Countess Of Wessex, meets school children ahead of the parade

Warm welcome: Excited school children lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the royal

Warm welcome: Excited school children lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the royal

She also inspected the troops as part of the farewell celebrations. 

For the occasion the mother-of-two opted for a bespoke pale grey coat dress and hat by Suzannah. 

She paired the feminine ensemble with metallic pumps and a large nude clutch bag. 

Throughout the day, Sophie appeared in good spirits, waving and smiling at schoolchildren who lined the streets in the hope of seeing the royal. 

Graceful: The mother-of-two waved to the gathered crowds as she attended the celebrations

Graceful: The mother-of-two waved to the gathered crowds as she attended the celebrations

Respect: The Countess of Wessex was saluted by soldiers as they marched past

Respect: The Countess of Wessex was saluted by soldiers as they marched past

Pomp and ceremony: The countess inspects the troops ahead of the parade in Dorking today

Pomp and ceremony: The countess inspects the troops ahead of the parade in Dorking today

The Countess received a military salute from the parade as they passed the White Horse pub. 

It has been a busy week for the countess. 

Yesterday Sophie, who is married to Prince Edward,looked deep in concentration as she carefully decorated a crest with gold leaf as she toured a new multi-million pound college campus in Glasgow.

Sophie was in town to open the establishment’s new City Campus, while her husband Edward took part in a series of engagements on the Isle of Wight.

The 52-year-old royal lived up her stylish reputation in a floaty black and white floral dress as she chatted to staff and students.

She accessorised her look with a delicate silver necklace and oversized diamond earrings during her tour of Scotland’s largest college.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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