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Sophie of Wessex makes a surprise visit to the pub - and she wore the ultimate trending shoes of the season

Some well deserved refreshments were in order.

By Jess Pullar
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has made a surprise visit to a local English pub (in true British form, of course) as she continues making her return to work after several months in lockdown.
The Countess made the most of her daytime meeting with the Women's Institute by taking her meeting at the newly reopened Half Moon public house.
Better yet, the pub was just down the road from her own home in Bagshot Park - the perfect set-up for her working day!
The royal has been keeping busy attending a number of royal engagements at the moment in support of various initiatives in aid of those vulnerable amidst the global pandemic.
On Wednesday, her pub engagement might have been her best yet - she looked completely at ease arriving at the establishment with the perfect smart casual outfit to boot.
Sophie of Wessex wore the ultimate day to evening ensemble. (Getty)
Wearing a maroon coloured knit and beige midi skirt, the ever-stylish Sophie had the right idea by wearing something that could easily go from day to night.
As we all know, a casual afternoon pub session can sometimes turn into a proper night of it - better to be safe than sorry!
And it was Sophie's shoes that really stole the show - she opted for some beige coloured espadrille-style wedges by Penelope Chilvers - clearly a trending look among royals given Duchess Catherine's love for the style.
The perfect outfit for an unpredictable British summer. (Getty)
Sophie's visit including many moments of colour.
Her conversation with members of the group in the pub's garden touched on some of the activities they had become involved with during the lockdown, including sewing protective equipment for local frontline workers.
It wasn't just humans that Sophie enjoyed the company of either - at one point, a small dog also seemed rather excited by the royal visitor.
Sophie was briefly distracted by a furry companion. (Getty)
And more than anything else was the blissful normality of seeing the Countess back in a pub - and she looked right at home as she chatted to patrons.
Of course, the feat wasn't anything to sneeze at - British pubs have only just reopened in the wake of the pandemic, so the royal's visit also proved a sightly reminder for people across the country to see how pubs can safely reopen, with social distancing measures in place.
Safety procedures were in place for the Countess' visit - the pub's social distancing measures including hazard tape on the floor to ensure patrons were separated far enough apart.
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