The Countess of Wessex visits the Westmorland County show

Ladies day out! Sophie Wessex is chic in a tweed jacket and pleated skirt as she is joined by Princess Anne at the Westmorland County Show for a rare joint engagement

  • The Countess of Wessex, 56, visited the Westmoreland County show near Kendal
  • Sophie looked glamorous in tweed jacket a white pleated skirt 
  • She and Princess Anne spoke with charity representatives and exhibitors
  • Founded in 1799, Westmorland is one of the UK’s oldest agricultural societies 

Sophie Wessex, 56, cut a chic figure in as she visited the Westmoreland County show, near Kendal, today where she was joined by Princess Anne for a rare joint engagement. 

The Countess, who lives in Bagshot Park in Windsor with her husband, Prince Edward 57, and their children, Lady Louise Windsor, 17, and James, Viscount Severn, 13, sported an eye-catching tweed jacket adorned with thin blue checks.

Sophie coupled the jacket with an ankle length pleated white skirt and a pink cashmere jumper with a frilled neckline.

The mother-of-two held a two-tone clutch that comprised of a burgundy suede section on one side and a dark brown leather section on the other.

Horsin around! The Countess of Wessex admires ponies at the Westmorland County Show in Crooklands, Cumbria

Princess Anne, Princess Royal (centre) and Sophie, Countess of Wessex (left) attend the Westmorland County Show

Founded in 1799, Westmorland is one of the UK’s oldest agricultural societies and has previously been voted as one of the UK’s favourite agricultural shows. Pictured: Princess Anne, chatting to riders 

Sophie opted for an understated nude heel that accentuated her country attire. 

The countess was joined by Princess Anne, who cut a stylish figure in a tailored yellow jacket adorned with silver buttons and a green patterned ankle-length skirt.  

The royal visit saw Sophie and the Princess Royal travelling to speak with representatives of their chosen charities and to also speak to he show’s exhibitors.

Exhibitors of the show led both royals through the livestock penns to reveal the grand selection of local stock.

The Countess of Wessex walke with the show’s exhibitors and smiled as they strolled along the grass

Visiting on the show’s second day, Sophie inspected livestock and chatted with officials about the day’s events.

In 2015, the show won Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards as the exhibitors showed off their prized cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas. Pictured: Pigs on display

Visiting on the show’s second day, Sophie inspected livestock and chatted with officials about the day’s events.

The Countess’ visit comes after her own presidency for the show back in 2018.

At the time, Christine Knipe, Chief Executive of WAS, said of Sophie’s position, ‘We are delighted and privileged that the Countess of Wessex has chosen to become the President of the Westmorland Agricultural Society this year.’ 

A young boy kneels before The Countess as he holds a prize sheep and she smiles back at him

The Countess’ visit comes after her own she became President of the Westmorland Agricultural Society in 2018

‘We are all really pleased to have her support and it is wonderful for the Westmorland County Show.’ 

Founded in 1799, Westmorland is one of the UK’s oldest agricultural societies and has previously been voted as one of the UK’s favourite agricultural shows. 

In 2015, the show won Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards as the exhibitors showed off their prized cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas.

Offering horse classes, the option to shop at hundreds of trade stands and tempting treats at the North West’s largest local Food Hall, Westmorland County show is also known for its charity fundraising.

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