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Sophie Wessex, Prince Edward's wife, arrives at St George's Chapel in ankle-length black coat and sling-back heels

'She is beautiful and carrying herself with all the dignity befitting a royal,' remarked a user on Twitter
UPDATED APR 18, 2021
(L-R) Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and James, Viscount Severn (Getty Images)
(L-R) Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and James, Viscount Severn (Getty Images)

Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex and wife of Prince Edward was seen arriving at Prince Philip's funeral at St George's Chapel with her head bowed in respect. As she entered the Chapel with her children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, she looked elegant in her black dress coat which she paired with a black fascinator and black heels. 

Her demure and dignified look was praised by users worldwide, who were also moved by her motherly gesture. As she bowed in respect to the Duke of Edinburgh, she put her arms around her children to support them at a time of grief and emotion. "Sophie Wessex has been a very dignified woman throughout this. Liked seeing her arms out supporting her children, a good mother," a user wrote on Twitter about her.


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"Isn't she just so dignified"

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, turned heads as she stepped down from the car in front of the chapel. Dressed in an ankle-length black dress coat, with long sleeves and a brooch, the 56-year-old looked beautiful as she entered the venue. 

She accessorized with simple pearl drop earrings and carried a black clutch. Her blonde hair was tied back in a neat bun and held with a black fascinator. She wore sling-back black heels and donned a black face mask. Her entire look was subtle, demure yet extremely graceful.

The Earl of Wessex, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and the Countess of Wessex can be seen paying their tribute in front of Prince Philip's coffin (Getty Images)

She stood outside the chapel with arms around her children, while the family bowed down to pay their last respects to the Duke of Edinburgh. Sophie was soon accompanied by Kate Middleton and Princess Beatrice. 

Inside the chapel, Sophie sat flanked by James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise Windsor, while her husband Prince Edward sat beside James at one side. 


"Just seen Sophie Wessex at the funeral. I know we all love Kate but isn't she just so dignified Really turned my head as to how utterly patriotic she is," a Twitter user wrote about her. Another added, "She is beautiful and carrying herself with all the dignity befitting a royal!" "Sophie, Countess of Wessex, clutching her two children, a very moving moment. #PrincePhilipfuneral," wrote another.

The Queen is known to share a close relationship with her daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex. On the eve of Prince Philip's funeral, the Queen released one of her favorite private photographs with Prince Philip, which was captured by Sophie at the Coyles of Muick. "The Queen looks so frail it breaks my heart. Thank goodness Sophie Wessex is close by. She will need all the support and care now. #PrincePhilipfuneral," a mourner tweeted.