Countess of Wessex looks sophisticated in simple cream dress as she joins Prince Edward in Gibraltar


Bit of all white! Countess of Wessex looks sophisticated in a simple cream dress as she joins Prince Edward in Gibraltar after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to technical issue

  • Countess of Wessex looked stylish in an off-white dress as she reached Gibraltar 
  • Sophie, 57, wore a shirt sleeved structured dress with full skirt to visit the island
  • She was joined by Prince Edward as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee  

The Countess of Wessex looked stylish is a simple white dress whilst visiting Gibraltar on behalf of the Queen today.   

Mother-of-two Sophie, 57, was today is visiting the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula to see the Royal Gibraltar Regiment display its new colours during the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

Sophie looked elegantly stylish in an off white short sleeved structured dress with full pleated skirt. 

She wore her blonde hair neatly, yet casually pinned back, and opted for subtle accessorising with small pearl earrings, gold pendant and two delicate bracelets. 

The Countess of Wessex looked relaxed and stylish today as she arrived in Gibraltar with her husband, Prince Edward during the Queen's Birthday Parade

The Countess of Wessex looked relaxed and stylish today as she arrived in Gibraltar with her husband, Prince Edward during the Queen’s Birthday Parade 

She wore her blonde hair neatly, yet casually pinned back, and opted for subtle accessorising with small pearl earrings, gold pendant and two delicate bracelets. She is pictured here being presented with a bouquet of flowers

She wore her blonde hair neatly, yet casually pinned back, and opted for subtle accessorising with small pearl earrings, gold pendant and two delicate bracelets. She is pictured here being presented with a bouquet of flowers 

She completed her sophisticated look with off white suede stilettos and matching bag. 

Edward and Sophie are visiting Gibraltar to see the Royal Gibraltar Regiment display its new colours during the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

The colours were approved by Her Majesty.

Prince Edward had presented the colours at a ceremony at Windsor Castle in March.

It has been 25 years since the regiment had new colours. The regiment’s flag now bears the Royal prefix, which it gained in 2009.

The visit is part of the Royal Family’s ongoing tour of the Commonwealth.

Following their arrival, the Royal Couple crossed the runway to RAF Gibraltar where they were greeted by gun salute from Devil's Tower Camp

Following their arrival, the Royal Couple crossed the runway to RAF Gibraltar where they were greeted by gun salute from Devil’s Tower Camp

The Count and Countess of Wessex are visiting Gibraltar to see the Royal Gibraltar Regiment display its new colours during the Queen's Birthday Parade

The Count and Countess of Wessex are visiting Gibraltar to see the Royal Gibraltar Regiment display its new colours during the Queen’s Birthday Parade

Following their arrival, the Royal Couple crossed the runway to RAF Gibraltar where they were greeted by gun salute from Devil’s Tower Camp.

The Earl of Wessex then took the Royal Salute and reviewed the Royal Gibraltar Regiment’s soldiers.

The Commander British Forces Steve Dainton & the Regiment’s Commanding Officer Lt Col Simon Dyson were present. 

]Edward and  Sophie met members of the Regiment as well as RAF Station Commander Nell Doherty.

The visit of the was been delayed after their British Airways flight was turned back to London Heathrow this morning. 

Sophie completed her sophisticated look with off white suede stilettos, large sunglasses and matching bag

Sophie kept her make up natural, with a bronze shimmer to give herself a healthy, tanned glow

Sophie completed her sophisticated look with off white suede stilettos, large sunglasses and matching bag

The Royals visited the Nautilus Project, to see how researchers are working to protect Gibraltar's marine life

The Royals visited the Nautilus Project, to see how researchers are working to protect Gibraltar’s marine life

Sophie is seen here meeting the local people of Gibraltar on main street, as part of the Platinum Jubilee

Sophie is seen here meeting the local people of Gibraltar on main street, as part of the Platinum Jubilee 

The visit of the Earl and Countess of Wessex to Gibraltar was been delayed after their British Airways flight was turned back to London Heathrow

The visit of the Earl and Countess of Wessex to Gibraltar was been delayed after their British Airways flight was turned back to London Heathrow

The BA Press Office confirmed to GBC that pilots on flight 490 decided to return to Heathrow as a precaution due to a minor technical issue, and the aircraft landed normally. It was making arrangements for passengers to be flown to Gibraltar on an alternative aircraft.

The Royals did visit the Nautilus Project, to see how researchers are working to protect Gibraltar’s marine life.

They also met with local people on a walk down Main Street. 

 The couple recently visited Belfast before heading to Bangor in County Down as part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

In Belfast, the Earl and Countess met groups of performers, including the Belfast Busking Band.

On the beachfront of Bangor, which has newly been awarded city status, the pair joined members of the public at a vintage, seaside funfair.

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