The Countess of Wessex visits Cornwall.

Today (24th April), The Countess of Wessex was with a visit to Cornwall. Not sure about the order of engagements, as I cannot find a single article about the visit. At least not yet. Most likely, first, Sophie visited Tregolls School – an Academy in Truro. Academies are Government funded schools that provide a first class, free education to young people of all abilities and like other schools, continue to be subject to regular inspections by Ofsted.
photo posted with kind permission from photographer Greg Martin of Cornwall Live

6 years ago, this primary school in Truro, was failing and on the brink of collapse, now, it has been shortlisted for two awards in the Cornwall Teaching Awards 2018, in the Best School of the Year category and the Pupil Wellbeing Initiative of the Year. The school expanded last year with a £3m building and sports pitch extension. It was also rewareded with a royal visit. To learn more about the transformation of the school, click here.
photo @TregollsAcademy via Twitter

Prior to HRH’s visit, Head teacher Mr Middlemore said the Countess of Wessex will be shown round the school, attend a Taiko drumming concert from children and look at the mobile classroom provided by the Royal Cornwall Show to help teach children about agriculture and farm life. According to the Telegraph article, during her visit, Sophie was asked about the name of the latest addition to the Royal family. She said: “The jury’s out on that one. I don’t know, we’re all just going to have to wait and see. I’m thrilled for them all, it’s lovely – really good news.”
photo by Edward Bolitho, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall @cornwall_ll via Twitter

Afterwards, as President of Truro Christmas Primestock & Produce Show, The Countess attended the Annual General Meeting at St Erme Community Centre. Truro Primestock show started in 1902. Now it has a large variety of show sections including prime beef cattle and lambs, young handlers calf competition, farm crops, YFC competitions and a large domestic section with classes for vegetables, eggs, cookery, preserves and honey, floral art, photography, handicraft and childrens classes. To learn more about the history of the show, click here.
photo by Edward Bolitho, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall @cornwall_ll via Twitter

After the AGM, I think, the Countess visited Tregassow Asparagus Farm at St. Erme in Truro. Their website is not working and they haven’t updated Twitter since February. The farm is run by John & Jennie Keeler and this article tells a tiny bit about their farm and asparagus they grow. I’m afraid that’s all from today, at least for now. There should be article at Cornwall Live as paper’s photographer Greg Martin tweeted few pictures of HRH’s visit to school & he kindly let me use one for my post. To view those click here. UPDATE. Gallery of pics has been added, click here.

Outfit & jewellery:
Prada coat.
New, Dana stretch-crepe top by Emilia Wickstead.
Trousers, I have seen several pairs in the same colour and style, but pics are too low in quality to be certain which ones HRH wore.
Possibly, Paloma’s Sugar Stacks citrine earrings by Tiffany & Co.
Possibly E, J&L diamond letter charm necklace by Felt London, with chain in hayseed style also by Felt London.
Bag by Sophie Habsburg Design, in ERZFANNY ANIMALIER style, in zebra brown.
Pumps, I think those might be LK Bennett, but cannot find a style with such heel.

2 thoughts on “The Countess of Wessex visits Cornwall.

  1. Anonymous

    Always look forward to checking this website and keeping up with Countess Sophie. Yours is the only place to really get the information on her style and fashion! Love the red shoes here!


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