Sophie, Countess of Wessex news: Royal uses style to ‘stand out’ and show ‘changing role’

Kate continued: “The Countess of Wessex also appears to have made more bold fashion choices in recent years.

“She has been favouring eye-catching patterns and bold colour combinations.

“Unafraid to experiment with block colours, it seems Sophie is happy to stand out.

“Perhaps this has been intentional and mirrors how her role in the Royal Family is changing.”

“She has been expertly matching these looks with colour coordinated heels.”

Like Sophie, the Duchess of Cambridge appears to have developed her style while in the Royal Family.

The expert continued: “Kate now embraces an impeccably elegant way of dressing.

“This is simple, it consists of well-cut jumpers in premium fabrics and denim for more casual duties. Kate is fond of championing British brands and she chooses well.”

Sophie joined the Royal Family more than 20 years ago and has attended many engagements with her husband Prince Edward. 

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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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