The Countess of Wessex looked the picture of elegance on Tuesday, 22 November, as she dazzled in an emerald evening ballgown.
Sophie was attending the State Banquet for the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa at Buckingham Palace. This is the first state visit that has taken place during her brother-in-law, King Charles III, reign.
Accompanied by her husband, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie wore some stunning jewellery for the occasion. She was joined by Camilla, the Queen Consort, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, in wearing royal tiaras for the banquet, with Sophie's featuring a dazzling aquamarine stone, surrounded by cascading diamonds.
Sophie's tiara was made specifically for the Countess, who wore it first at the enthronement celebrations for Albert II, Prince of Monaco, back in 2005. The tiara has a modern twist to it and is convertible, allowing it able to be worn as necklace — which Sophie has done previously.
As for her dress, Sophie’s beautiful ballgown is by Suzannah, and is made at the designer's London Atelier from pure silk crepe.
Adding additional elegance to her look, Sophie wore her Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victoria Order across her gown. This Cross has been previously awarded to the Countess by her late mother-in-law, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Also in attendance at the State Banquet were William and Catherine, The Prince and Princess of Wales. Catherine was seen wearing the Lover’s Knot Tiara, a piece often worn by Princess Diana while she was the former Princess of Wales.
The State Banquet was hosted by the monarch, King Charles III.
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