HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex presented Afghanistan Operational Service Medals to Army nurses of the 22 Field Hospital today (November 2nd) at Normandy Barracks in Aldershot, England. The Countess is Colonel-In-Chief of QARANC (Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corp).
The Countess of Wessex went for a clean look today, emphasizing her taut legs in a bright purple dress and black jacket. The fascinator on her head was adorned with delicate jewels, and though we have no confirmation on the designer, I would venture to guess that it was made by Sophie’s choice milliner, Jane Taylor.
Sophie was greeted by a little girl – also in purple and also named Sophie – who greeted the mother of two with a bouquet of flowers. Her Royal Highnesses opened her arms and gave the other Sophie a big cuddle.
Britain will take part in Remembrance Day this coming November 11th. The entire month is dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives in battle, and you’ll notice that many public figures in the UK will wear a red poppy on their lapel in memory. The 11th hour of the 11th day on the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice (1918), which signified the end of World War I.