Sophie Wessex looks radiant in a £225 floral maxi dress

Blooming lovely! Sophie Wessex looks radiant in a £225 floral maxi dress as she and Prince Edward continue their tour of St Lucia

  • Sophie stepped out in St Lucia for the latest leg of her royal tour with Edward
  • Countess of Wessex donned a £225 maxi dress by British fashion brand Me + Em
  • She paired her outfit with a £795 9ct yellow gold pendant by Cassandra Goad 

The Countess of Wessex looked the picture of spring as she stepped out in St Lucia for the latest leg of her royal tour with her husband Prince Edward.

Sophie, 57, donned a £225 maxi dress by British fashion brand Me + Em as she travelled to another royal engagement in St Lucia on Wednesday.

The mother-of-two’s lightweight woven tea dress was paired with a pair of statement white wedges and a light clutch bag. 

She teamed her outfit with a £795 9ct yellow gold pendant by London-based jeweller Cassandra Goad inscribed with a famous quote from the Jamaican singer Bob Marley reading: ‘Love the life you live, live the life you love’.

The royal’s tribute to the late reggae artist comes on the sixth day of their seven-day tour of the Caribbean to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year and will hope to drum up support for the monarchy in the region with growing republican movements. 

The Countess of Wessex (pictured) looked the picture of spring as she stepped out in St Lucia for the latest leg of her royal tour with her husband Prince Edward

Sophie (pictured), 57, donned a £225 maxi dress by British fashion brand Me + Em as she travelled to another royal engagement in St Lucia on Wednesday

As she arrived for lunch with The Honourable Philip Pierre, Prime Minister of St Lucia, she opted for simple makeup and gold hoop earrings, sweeping her blonde hair into a chic up-do.

The royal couple attended the Soufriere Mini Stadium, Saint Lucia, for a performance celebrating St Lucia’s young people.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex received a mixed reception during their visit to Saint Lucia – with the Queen having been urged to apologise by Caribbean protesters seeking reparations.

Edward and Sophie initially received a warm welcome to the island during a walkabout in the town of Soufriere, but were soon met by a group of around 10 protesters before a trip to a cocoa plantation.

One protester, who would not provide his name, told the PA news agency: ‘We want reparations now. The Queen of England needs to apologise for slavery.’ Another smiled and said: ‘London Bridge is falling down.’

The demonstrators displayed banners reading ‘repatriation with reparations’ and ‘Queen say sorry’ while playing drums and chanting. 

As she arrived for lunch with The Honourable Philip Pierre, Prime Minister of St Lucia, she opted for simple makeup and gold hoop earrings, sweeping her blonde hair into a chic up-do

The Countess of Wessex at the Soufriere Mini Stadium, Saint Lucia, attending a performance celebrating St Lucia’s young people, as she and her husband, the Earl of Wessex, continue their visit to the Caribbean

Sophie and Edward initially experienced the warmest welcome they had received on their Caribbean tour during a walkabout in the town of Soufriere, with one man saying to Edward: ‘I salute you, my prince.’

The earl spoke to a road sweeper with a broom who was standing in front of the small crowd, and joked ‘I hope you keep this lot in order’ while pretending to wave the broom. Sophie and Edward were cheered as they left the area.

The protests follow similar demonstrations in St Vincent and the Grenadines, where some held signs saying ‘compensation now’ and ‘Britain your debt is outstanding’.


Sophie grinned as she and her husband attended a performance at the Soufriere Mini Stadium celebrating St Lucia’s young people

The Countess of Wessex at the Soufriere Mini Stadium, Saint Lucia, watching the performance 

Young people holding flags speak to the Earl and Countess of Wessex in Soufriere 

The earl and countess were also urged to use their ‘diplomatic influence’ to provide ‘reparatory justice’ by the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda during a visit to the country on Monday.

Edward was criticised for his ‘disinterest’ in a speech by Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, by anti-monarchist campaigners after he was seen nervously laughing when asked to respond.

The earl joked that he had not been taking notes during Mr Browne’s opening remarks, so could not respond to all the points he had made. The prime minister did not laugh at the comment.

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