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Sophie Wessex channels the flag of Cyrpus in Nicosia

Diplomatic dressing! Sophie Wessex channels the flag of Cyrpus in an orange and white polka dot dress as she visits Nicosia with Prince Edward

  • Earl and Countess of Wessex are on a three-day official visit to Cyprus 
  • Will visit the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia during trip
  • Sophie, 57, looked summery today in a white dress with orange polka dots
  • Couple were welcomed President Anastasiades and the First Lady in Nicosia 

Sophie Wessex showed her prowess at diplomatic dressing today as she donned the colours of the Cypriot flag to kick off her official visit. 

Looking summery, the mother-of-two sported a white dress with orange and pink polka dots as she joined Prince Edward at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia. 

The couple were welcomed by President Anastasiades and the First Lady at the start of their three-day visit to the country and the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia. 

Their trip is designed to ‘celebrate the ties of friendship’ between the UK and the fellow Commonwealth state, and show support for the British Armed Forces based overseas.

Sophie Wessex showed her prowess at diplomatic dressing today as she donned the colours of the Cypriot flag to kick off her official visit

Sophie wore her hair swpet back in a low chignon for the occasion and accessorised with a gold pendant necklace and matching earrings

Sophie wore her hair swpet back in a low chignon for the occasion and accessorised with a gold pendant necklace and matching earrings

She teamed her outfit with a woven clutch bag and sported three bracelets on her right wrist. The couple looked engaged as they chatted to President Anastasiades and the First Lady of Cyprus

She teamed her outfit with a woven clutch bag and sported three bracelets on her right wrist. The couple looked engaged as they chatted to President Anastasiades and the First Lady of Cyprus 

Sophie wore her hair swpet back in a low chignon for the occasion and accessorised with a gold pendant necklace and matching earrings. 

She teamed her outfit with a woven clutch bag and sported three bracelets on her right wrist, including a white beaded one and two gold chain link accessories. 

Durig the visit, the couple will also continue celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Cyprus.

Recognising the UK’s contribution to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) is also on the agenda, with a visit planned to the UN Buffer Zone to hear more about the wider UN mission in Cyprus.

Welcome to Cyprus! The couple were seen laughing with the President and First Lady during their official welcome

Welcome to Cyprus! The couple were seen laughing with the President and First Lady during their official welcome 

As a champion of the UN’s Women, Peace and Security agenda, The Countess will meet women and young people from across the island, including the Cypriot members of the Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth network. 

Prince Edward will also meet students from across the island who are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Honouring the role of the British Armed Forces overseas will also form part of the visit when the couple meet service personnel and their families to hear more about their roles in current operations. 

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