The Countess of Wessex attends special service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey

Francesca Rice
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From Good Housekeeping

The Countess of Wessex stepped out for a special service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Monday (2 November), paying tribute to all of those who have lost their lives during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

During the All Soul's Day Service, the Countess gave a reading and also lit a candle of remembrance for the deceased.

The Sung Eucharist for All Souls' Day Service was held in partnership with Loss and Hope, a coalition of Christian organisations helping churches of all denominations support the bereaved.

This was the first time Sophie Wessex had made an official appearance since going into a two-week period of self-isolation after coming into contact with a person who later tested positive for Covid-19 at the start of October.

Photo credit: Pool/Max Mumby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool/Max Mumby - Getty Images

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed in a statement on 9 October: "Earlier this week the Countess of Wessex came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.

Photo credit: Pool/Max Mumby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool/Max Mumby - Getty Images

"Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home."

The Countess looked as elegant as always for the service, opting for a short-sleeved navy midi dress with a tan belt, worn with simple black courts. Sophie also donned a light blue floral face mask on arrival to comply with current government guidelines.

Photo credit: Pool/Max Mumby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool/Max Mumby - Getty Images

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