Royal Star Baker! Sophie Wessex makes flapjacks and Christmas decorations on visit to a disability support centre
- Sophie Wessex, 55, headed to the Disability Initiative (DI) in Camberley today
- The mother-of-two was there to mark the World Day of People with Disabilities
- She baked flapjacks and created Christmas decorations during her visit
Sophie Wessex had a chance to show off her baking skills today, during a visit to a centre supporting people with disabilities.
Prince Edward’s wife, 55, headed to the Disability Initiative (DI) resource centre in Camberley today to mark the International Day of People with Disabilities.
Dressed in a chic black outfit, the Countess, who started the day by backing flapjacks, will meet beneficiaries of the centre and make Christmas decorations during the rest of her visit.
Every member of staff, resident and even the mother-of-two herself were wearing masks during the visit at the charity, of which Sophie is the patron.
Countess Sophie Wessex, 55, visited the Disability Initiative (DI) resource centre in Camberley today, where she baked flapjack with residents this morning
The royal remained focused as she poured syrup and floor into a bowl in preparation for the flapjacks
Sophie looked in typically cheerful spirits as she poured some syrup and flour into a bowl, mixing ingredients for the flapjack.
She sensibly put on a black apron to protect the black turtleneck she was wearing underneath.
The Countess added a pop of colour with a pretty cream face covering with a floral motif and tied her hair back in a ponytail for the task.
She wore little make-up, with just a trace of eyeliner and mascara to make her blue eyes pop.
Sophie removed her mask in order to give a short speech during her visit to the Disability Initiative’s Resource Centre
The Countess placed her mask over her arm as she spoke to attendees of the resource centre earlier today
The mother-of-two appeared animatedly as she spoke during her visit to the centre to mark International Day of People with Disabilities
Wearing protective gloves to mix all the ingredients together, Sophie looked animated as she horsed around with resident, who were also wearing PPE, including plastic visors, and doing their own baking.
The morning offered perfect festive activities to the attendees, with decoration making following baking.
The Countess visited the centre to mark the Day of Persons with Disabilities, which takes place every year on December 3.
This year’s theme is ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ and aims to focus on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that you can’t see on the surface, including mental health issues, chronic pains, fatigue, and other impariment such as hearing loss and diabetes.
Sporting protective gloves and an apron, Sophie added a pop of colour with a cream face covering with floral prints
Sophie had opted for a black turtle neck, which she protected with a black apron during her baking
The royal and the centre’s beneficiaries all seemed in good spirit as they baked and created Christmas decorations
The countess could be seen chatting away as she mixed her ingredients for the flapjacks in a bowl
Sophie is the patron of the Disability Initiative, which sees the charity offer support to adults with physical disabilities in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.
She is also involved with countless mental health charities around the country.
These include among many others the National Autistic Society, of which she is the patron, and the Royal Mencap Society, for which she run some of the virtual London Marathon from Windsor this year.
The Great Camberley Bake Off! Sophie made sure she kept her eyes on her recipes during this morning’s activity
Feeling merry! This morning saw the royal try her hand at several festive activities with the centre’s beneficiaries
The Countess observed as one of the residents who was sharing her table started to bake with her