The Countess of Wessex looked the part in military uniform cheering on armed forces at an RAF base

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Photo credit: Pool/Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool/Samir Hussein - Getty Images

The Countess of Wessex looked the part in military camouflage uniform while visiting the RAF Wittering, to support a yearly tournament.

Sophie Wessex was attending the annual Countess of Wessex Cup, which sees “HRH’s military regiments and associations come together to compete in a series of challenges,” explained a post on the Royal Family’s official Twitter page.

The account shared photographs of the Countess in uniform amongst servicemen and women at the tournament.

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Sophie Wessex can also be seen sitting in a race car-style seat with a steering wheel, while placing on headphones.

“The Countess put her skills to the test in the e-gaming challenge!” said a tweet by the Royal Family account, revealing that Sophie Wessex had had a go at one of the virtual challenges herself. Remote challenges were able to involve Canadian regiments who tuned in from overseas to take part.

The post said that yesterday (7 September), “The Countess of Wessex visited RAF Wittering to cheer on the teams taking part in the annual Countess of Wessex Cup.”

It added that those competing and “going head to head for the Cup” were part of, “@RAF_Wittering, @Corpsarmymusic, @RIFLES_5, @HMSDaring and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, and HRH’s Canadian Regiments joined in remotely.”

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As well as cheering on the Armed Forced, the Royal Family have also been supporting Team GB in the Toyko Olympics and Paralympics.

Princess Anne shared a message for the Olympic team, as patron, and the Queen penned a personal congratulations to the Paralympic team.

Both acknowledged the difficulties faced by all the athletes due to restrictions around the pandemic and the delays in both competition and training for the events.

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