The Countess of Wessex takes on impressive baking challenge for charity

Francesca Rice
·2-min read

From Good Housekeeping

The Countess of Wessex has filmed a fun video of herself undertaking a big baking challenge for charity, which has just been shared on the Royal Family's official Twitter account.

Sophie was showing her support for Girl Guiding, the UK's biggest charity for girls and young women, and BBC Children in Need, which have launched a new fundraising challenge in honour of Pudsey the Bear's 40th birthday called 'Act Your Age'.

Photo credit: Twitter / @RoyalFamily
Photo credit: Twitter / @RoyalFamily

The challenge encourages those taking part to come up with a fundraising activity inspired by their age, or the collective age of their household.

In the Countess of Wessex's case, this meant she decided to take on the rather impressive challenge of making 55 cheese and bacon scones, to reflect her age of 55. No easy task!

In the video, we see Sophie speak to camera to explain her baking challenge, before she gets down to the business of making the tasty-looking treats.

Standing in the kitchen, she says: "Hello, I've been asked to take part in the Girl Guiding 'Act your age' campaign. Now, I've decided to make cheesy scones. Cheese and bacon scones, actually. Which is all very well if you're 10 years old. I'm not 10 years old!

"So, I've got to make 55 cheese and bacon scones. I'm going to get on and make these scones because they're not going to make themselves."

Photo credit: Twitter / @RoyalFamily
Photo credit: Twitter / @RoyalFamily

We then see Sophie get to work in the kitchen, which we can only assume is the one in Bagshot Park, the Surrey home that she and Prince Edward share with their two children, Lady Louise, 17, and James, Viscount Severn, 12.

The kitchen is certainly chic thanks to its white marble worktops and coordinating white cabinets with silver handles, while the walls are painted an elegant shade of sage green.

Speaking to the camera after she has completed her challenge, Sophie adds: "So, that's 55 cheese and bacon scones all complete. They smell amazing. I hope they taste good too.

"But, of course, it's all for Girl Guiding and BBC Children in Need so get involved and 'Act your age'!"

Photo credit: Twitter / @RoyalFamily
Photo credit: Twitter / @RoyalFamily

What a lovely charity initiative!

If you would like to find out more about the 'Act your age' challenge and how to get involved, visit the Girl Guiding website.

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