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Countess of Wessex dons stunning £1,665 Erdem dress as on charity trip to Kenya 

Best foot forward! Countess of Wessex dons stunning £1,665 Erdem dress as she joins in traditional dance with a 15-year-old refugee girl on charity trip to Kenya

  • Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 54, met refugee women and girls in Nairobi today
  • She danced with 15-year old Gizele from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • She looked a vision in a white maxi-dress emblazoned with coloured flowers 

The Countess of Wessex looked in good spirits today as she danced with refugees during a visit to the RefuSHE girls empowerment programme in Nairobi.

Sophie, 54, took the hands of 15-year-old Gizele as she joined her for a traditional dance.

The royal looked chic as she arrived at the event – wearing a stunning white £1,665 Erdem dress, which was decorated with pink and black flowers.   

Earlier in the day Sophie, as part of her association with the preventing sexual violence in conflict initiative (PSVI), met with the refugee girls from across East Africa, to learn more about refugee women and girls’ rights.

RefuSHE is the first and only organisation of its kind providing holistic services to unaccompanied refugee women and girls in Nairobi.    

The royal wore a chic chiffon gown and was snapped accessorizing with a green traditional Kenyan scarf while dancing with 15-year old Gizele from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The royal wore a chic chiffon gown and was snapped accessorizing with a green traditional Kenyan scarf while dancing with 15-year old Gizele from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A little girl in a white dress also passed the royal some flowers as she arrived, while later she sat down to watch the girls dance with CEO Jailan Adly and chairwoman Rosalind Raddatz of the RefuSHE charity. 

The The Countess of Wessex later added a green traditional Kenyan scarf to her chic chiffon gown, which featured statement sleeves.

The mother-of-two – who has two children Lady Louise Windsor, 15, and James, Viscount Severn, 11, with husband Prince Edward, 55 – teamed her look with a pair of tasteful pearl earrings and a pair of nude kitten heels. 

Opting for a natural make-up look for the occasion, she wore her blonde hair in a stylish up-do.

The mother-of-two teamed her look with a pair of tasteful pearl earrings and wore her hair in a stylish up-do. Pictured: Sophie with CEO Jailan Adly, right, and chairwoman Rosalind Raddatz, left

The mother-of-two teamed her look with a pair of tasteful pearl earrings and wore her hair in a stylish up-do. Pictured: Sophie with CEO Jailan Adly, right, and chairwoman Rosalind Raddatz, left 

The Countess of Wessex, left, received flowers from a young girl as she arrived at the RefuSHE Girls Empowerment Program and Artisan Collective in Nairobi, Kenya

The Countess of Wessex, left, received flowers from a young girl as she arrived at the RefuSHE Girls Empowerment Program and Artisan Collective in Nairobi, Kenya 

Many of the women met by the Countess have fled Somalia, South Sudan and other countries affected by conflict in the region and some are survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.

RefuSHE offers refugees safe shelter, education, counselling, and legal advocacy support and Sophie visited as part of the Girls Empowerment Programme. 

The programme teaches women and girls to make things in order to give them a marketable skill and earn income. 

Sophie visited as part of the Girls Empowerment Programme which teaches women and girls to make things in order to give them a marketable skill and earn income. Pictured: Sophie poses for a group photograph with the women and children

Sophie visited as part of the Girls Empowerment Programme which teaches women and girls to make things in order to give them a marketable skill and earn income. Pictured: Sophie poses for a group photograph with the women and children 

Sophie was shown an exhibition of some of the handmade pieces including linen lunch bags, scarves, kitchen gloves.   

HRH also had the opportunity to see the tie-dying that the women learn and tried her hand on the sewing machine.    

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