The casual Countess! Sophie Wessex ditches her usual glamour for a down to earth look as she visits a primary school in Malawi 

  • Countess of Wessex visited a primary school during visit to Malawi in East Africa
  • Sophie there in her role as vice patron of Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust 
  • Wore a white calf length skirt, a simple navy top, and nude flat shoes for outing 

The Countess of Wessex received a warm welcome on a visit to a primary school in Malawi today.  

A shy little girl clinging to her mother's skirts was among those who turned out to greet Sophie at the Chisuwe Primary School, eventually reaching out to take the Countess' hand in response to her friendly wave. 

The Countess, who is in east Africa in her role as vice patron of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, wore a white midi-length skirt, a simple navy top and flat shoes to see the work being done to end avoidable blindness in the Kasungu district. 

Prince Edward's wife, 52, was also greeted by dancers in elaborate masks, and laughed with pupils as she toured a classroom at the school.  

The Countess of Wessex is in Malawi to see the work being done to end avoidable blindness

The Countess of Wessex is in Malawi to see the work being done to end avoidable blindness

The Countess waves to a shy little girl clinging to her mother's skirts in the east African country

The Countess waves to a shy little girl clinging to her mother's skirts in the east African country

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Keeping cool in the high temperatures, the Countess sported a lightweight white midi skirt teamed with a navy tee, she then accessorised her look with a clutch bag and a pair of pale pink Chloé scalloped flats.

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Sophie wore a simple white midi length skirt, nude flat pumps and a short sleeved navy top

Sophie wore a simple white midi length skirt, nude flat pumps and a short sleeved navy top

Sophie is in Malawi to witness the impact of efforts to put an end to avoidable blindness and to champion youth leadership in the region.

She visited an educational programme at Chisuwe Primary School, and met with a family that has been affected by trachoma in their home. 

Trachoma is a bacterial infection of the eye that causes the inside of the eyelids to roughen, and can eventually lead to blindness. 

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is working to eliminate blinding trachoma.   

The Countess smiles for a photo next to a man in an elaborate mask in Malawi today 

The Countess smiles for a photo next to a man in an elaborate mask in Malawi today 

The Countess' casual attire was in contrast to the eye-catching pink dress she chose to attend a reception at the British High Commissioner's residence in Lilongwe last night. 

The Countess looked radiant in a long-sleeved rose-pink dress which she teamed with pale pink kitten heels to mingle with dignitaries at the party.

Today she took a more low key approach, with the only accessories to her simple outfit a plain clutch bag and a pendant necklace. 

The Countess took a more casual approach yesterday after dressing up in a striking pink dress to attend a reception last night 

The Countess took a more casual approach yesterday after dressing up in a striking pink dress to attend a reception last night 

A positive message was emblazoned on the blackboard in time for the Countess' visit

A positive message was emblazoned on the blackboard in time for the Countess' visit

Sophie, 52, chatted to schoolchildren at the Chisuwe Primary School in the Kasungu district

Sophie, 52, chatted to schoolchildren at the Chisuwe Primary School in the Kasungu district

 

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