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Sophie of Wessex rocks a pair of skinny jeans as she emerges from lockdown

The Countess of Wessex was looking as radiant as ever after months of isolation.

By Jess Pullar
Sophie, Countess of Wessex has proved royals can dress up and dress down as she emerges from isolation in the UK.
The British royal visited Surrey Hospital in June alongside her husband, Prince Edward, where the pair delivered meals made for the NHS staff.
And perhaps after more than two months in lockdown, the Countess is much like the rest of us in making the most of wearing casual clothing for work and play - the combo she put together for the day's event certainly suggests as much.
Pictured meeting people from the organisation before heading to the hospital, Sophie and Edward looked completely at ease as they exited their car and helped pack the food.
Their involvement with delivering the meals, made by volunteers at the London Irish Rugby Club, came in line with the Powering the NHS campaign, of which Sophie's work throughout the pandemic has reflected.
And while she is a royal, it's always nice to see how grounded and down-to-earth the 55-year-old keeps things - her outfit consisting fitted skinny jeans and a stripy blue Breton top was perfect for the occasion as she got stuck into the thick of things.
Sophie wore the ultimate casual ensemble for the day's work. (Twitter / @FrimleyHealth)
Sharing an update on Twitter, Frimley Health, which oversee's the Surrey-based hospital wrote: "Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Frimley Park yesterday to deliver meals made for NHS staff by the generous volunteers at @LiRFC as part of their #PoweringtheNHS initiative. Thank you for the visit @RoyalFamily."
Explaining more about the visit on their website, the organisation noted that more than 50,000 meals have now been delivered as part of the campaign the hospital is taking part in.
It added that Sophie had also worked with the hospital back in April in the midst of lockdown, where she helped to pack and distribute food and care packages for front line staff.
Sophie has been keeping busy doing her bit to help those in need during the pandemic. (Twitter / @FrimleyHealth)
We ourselves got a glimpse of the royal in action when a rare and candid snap taken by Sophie as she volunteered surfaced earlier this month.
Indeed, last week, the Countess' image of a volunteer named Ali Abbas went viral as it was revealed she had entered it as a show of support in Duchess Catherine's Hold Still photography competition.
With thousands of entries, Sophie's image captures a pure moment from the pandemic, something Catherine's project is aiming to achieve when she personally selects winning entries to go on display in a virtual exhibition with the National Portrait Gallery.
Sophie said of the snap, which was taken as she helped a group of volunteers in the Shah Jahan Mosque: "Ali's smile captures the enthusiasm for helping others that is so evident amongst the volunteers at the Mosque."
Sophie captured this image as she volunteered at the Shah Jahan Mosque. (Sophie, Countess of Wessex)
Sophie has been front and centre of the media spotlight recently as she continues to utilise her royal profile for the greater good.
At the beginning of lockdown, the royal shared a video in support of parents who were faced with the difficult task of home schooling their children.
"For parents and carers, it can be a daunting time to help our children and young people through this period of uncertainty," she said.
"But please don't feel alone. Make use of the resources out there and the fantastic digital communities that are sharing them and supporting them. Stay safe and thinking of you all."
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