Sophie Wessex dazzled in a metallic ballgown as she arrived at the Royal Variety awards this evening.
The Countess of Wessex, 57, stunned in the £2,895 ERDEM Lindsay pleated metallic-lace gown which was patterned with intricate lace while Prince Edward looked suave in a tuxedo behind her on the red carpet.
The royal couple’s appearance at the Royal Variety Performance, held at the Royal Albert Hall, is the first time they have represented the Royal Family at the entertainment show.
The Countess of Wessex, 57 (pictured) arrived on the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall in a stunning belted ballgown costing £2,895 from ERDEM
Arriving this evening, Sophie looked a vision in the extravagant gown, which she paired with a glittering clutch bag.
She wore her blonde locks pinned back in a sleek updo, while accessorising with diamond and sapphire teardrop earrings.
She opted for bronze eyeshadow with dark liner, a touch of blush on her cheeks, and a pink glossy lip to complete her look.
Prince Edward and Sophie stood up on the Royal Albert Hall balcony to sing the national anthem ahead of the show
Sophie received a lovely bouquet of flowers by two young girls ahead of tonight’s star-studded show
The mother-of-two had kind words for the two royal fans, who seemed delighted to see her tonight
Sophie was beaming as she walked away, bouquet in hands, while Edward was seen holding the programme of tonight’s event
Royal fans surprised Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex with old pictures of him when he was a child
The couple, who were dressed to the nines, were greeted by a plethora of well-wishers ahead of the event
Sophie was resplendent in her shimmery outfit and diamond drop earrings tonight. She sported a glamourous makeup for the occasion too
Prince Edward looked very dapper in his tuxedo as he stood next to his very glamourous wife tonight
The mother-of-two will sit in the royal box at the theatre with her husband as they represent the royal family at the 95th annual Royal Variety Performance – and with such an extravagant outfit, she will no doubt steal the show.
She had a quick outfit change from her visit to the Whizz Kids charity, which supports children with disabilities.
During her visit, she sat in a wheelchair and tried to move around in it to understand what it is like to use one. She also chatted to other wheelchair users.
The show got off to a great start with the crowds giving the performers a warm welcome tonight
Sophie looked elegant in a glittering dress from Ederm, while Edward looked dapper in a black suit and bow tie
Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex glowed on the red carpet as they represented the royal family for the first time at the Royal Variety Performance
The couple appeared confidence and relaxed ahead of tonight’s show at the Royal Variety in West London
Sophie’s stunning appearance on the red carpet follows several appearances at royal engagements which have won her acclaim among royal fans.
Last week the royal attended London Zoo, where she visited the Monkey Valley enclosure while accompanied by children receiving support from the Kaleidoscope Palliative Care and Community Children’s Nursing Teams.
After the Royal Family’s official Instagram account posted a photo of the Countess looking at the lemurs with a little girl, fans left comments hailing her as a ‘wonderful member of the royal family’ and added they wanted to see her made Duchess of Edinburgh.
The Countess of Wessex glowed as she stepped onto the red carpet outside the Royal Albert Hall this evening
One person said: ‘Love her! Deserves to be Duchess of Edinburgh.’
Another said: ‘This woman deserves the coronet of duchess! She and her husband have been a strong support to the crown and should receive the title promised to them by the late Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth!’
Her appearance at the zoo followed another elegant showing at the state banquet last Wednesday at Buckingham Palace held in honour of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex smiled as they stepped out of the car and arrived at the Royal Variety performance
Mother-of-two Sophie glided across the red carpet in the metallic maxi dress as she arrived at the event
Sophie wore her blonde locks pinned back in a sleek updo, which showed off her diamond and sapphire earrings
The Countess of Wessex glowed in the belted gown as she arrived at the Royal Variety Performance