Sophie Wessex presents awards for Queen in Scotland

Sophisticated in Scotland! Sophie Wessex dons classic camel blazer and white pleated skirt to present Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and Platinum Jubilee Moray Badges with Prince Edward

  • Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Scotland to present two awards today
  • The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and Platinum Jubilee Moray Badges 
  • Sophie, 57, looked sharp as she opted for a camel blazer and white pleated skirt

Sophie Countess of Wessex looked sophisticated as she donned a camel blazer to present The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service today in Scotland and the special Platinum Jubilee Moray Badges. 

Looking sharp, the mother-of-two sported a full white pleated skirt and sky blue patterned blouse as she joined Prince Edward in Moray.  

Sophie, 57, paired her outfit with blue-grey suede court heels and a leather green shoulder bag. 

Sophie Countess of Wessex  (pictured) looked sophisticated as she donned a camel blazer to present The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service today in Scotland and the special Platinum Jubilee Moray Badges

Keeping her outfit enlightened, she swept her blonde locks back into loosely pinned style and kept her make up simple with a pink lipstick and black eyeliner. 

Whilst Prince Edward opted for full Scottish attire, and wore a blue and camel kilt, in the same shades as his wife’s outfit. 

He wore tradition knee high woolen blue socks, and a camel jacket, with matching waistcoat and green silk tie.  

The couple were greeted at Cooper Park before visiting Gordonstoun Fire Service to present students with the special Platinum Jubilee Moray Badges. 

Prince Edward attended a Moray Badge presentation ceremony at St Christopher’s Chapel at Gordonstoun School, which he attended as a student and in his last term was appointed head boy.

The school is the only school in the UK where students are volunteer firefighters and attend incidents in the community. 

The Early and Countess of Wessex were greeted at Cooper Park before visiting Gordonstoun Fire Service to present students with the special Platinum Jubilee Moray Badges

Keeping her outfit enlightened, Sophie swept her blonde locks back into loosely pinned style and kept her make up simple with a pink lipstick and black eyeliner

The Moray Badge is a sort of predecessor to the Duke of Edinburgh award – it has been a year-long project to help primary and secondary age pupils who have been affected by the Covid lockdown. 

It aims to encourage them to participate in and enjoy outdoor activities and to develop their own strengths rather than competing against others. 

It is hoped that the project will benefit pupils and schools by having a positive impact on mental health and well-being as well as on learning in the classroom.

During their visit the Earl and Countess of Wessex also presented The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and joined the volunteers at Moray Food Plus food bank.

Prince Edward is pictured here with Gordonstoun Fire Service students. He is presenting them with the special Platinum Jubilee Moray Badges

Prince Edward opted for full Scottish attire and wore a blue and camel kilt, with knee high woolen socks. The couple are pictured here visiting  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Anniversary Stones and Garden

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, is being awarded to 244 organisations across the UK in recognition of their outstanding community service.

Charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland receive the prestigious award for their volunteer-led work across a wide range of fields including mental health, youth, community, arts and heritage.

Sophie Countess of Wessex is pictured here with a young girl. She is holding a bouquet of pastel purple and pink flowers

During their visit the Earl and Countess of Wessex also presented The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and joined the volunteers at Moray Food Plus food bank

This year 204 organisations from England, 22 from Scotland, five from Wales and 13 from Northern Ireland will receive The Queen’s Award, highlighting the continued breadth and depth of voluntary service undertaken each and every day across the United Kingdom.

The Earl and Countess later on visited a new avenue of Queen’s Green Canopy trees and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Anniversary Stones and Garden.   

Last week the couple were in Cyprus on a three-day official visit. 

They  were welcomed by President Anastasiades and the First Lady at the start of their three-day visit to the country and the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

Sophie is pictured here helping the volunteers at the food bank. The Queen’s Award highlights he continued breadth and depth of voluntary service undertaken each and every day across the United Kingdom

The Earl of Wessex also helped out at the food bank and is pictured here surveying packets of pasta 

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, is being awarded to 244 organisations across the UK in recognition of their outstanding community service, and here the Earl and Countess are speaking with volunteers in Scotland

Prince Edward inspected the Guard of Honour at the Presidential Palace and the couple looked engaged as they laughed with

Their trip was designed to ‘celebrate the ties of friendship’ between the UK and the fellow Commonwealth state, and show support for the British Armed Forces based overseas.  

Prince Edward attended Gordonstoun School, which is the only school in the UK where students are volunteer firefighters and attend incidents in the community

Prince Edward attending a Moray Badge presentation ceremony at St Christopher’s Chapel at Gordonstoun School

Sophie Countess of Wessex, showed her prowess at diplomatic dressing today as she donned the colours of the Cypriot flag to kick off her official visit.

Looking summery, the mother-of-two sported a white dress with orange and pink polka dots as she joined Prince Edward at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia.

During the visit, the couple also continued celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Cyprus.

Recognising the UK’s contribution to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) is also on the agenda, with a visit planned to the UN Buffer Zone to hear more about the wider UN mission in Cyprus.

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