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Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Prince Edward wife uses trick to gain attention in royal role

In recent years, the Queen’s daughter-in-law appears to have taken on more royal engagements.

Commenting on her style over the years, director of fashion buying at CHO clothing Gareth O’Rourke stated a change.

He said she has always had a unique fashion sense.

“Sophie, Countess of Wessex is known to be extremely hard working in her role to support the Queen and her involvement in various charity work,” he told


“She has always been known for her elegant yet simple fashion sense.”

In recent years, the mother-of-two has opted for some bold and colourful looks.

Her changing style could hint towards her growing role within the family, the expert added.

He said: “It’s no surprise that we haven’t seen her in flamboyant or stand out pieces up until recently.

Gareth continued to say she may have chosen her looks to attract more attention to the charities she supports.

He added: “Bold fashion statements are a great way for the Countess of Wessex to gain media attention and raise awareness of her charity work.”

Previously Sophie Rhys Jones, she became the Countess of Wessex when she married Prince Edward.

They are both senior members of the Royal Family.

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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