Duchess Sophie's nod to absent Girl Louise at Easter you missed

The Duchess of Edinburgh appeared gorgeous as she stepped out for the Easter Matins service held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor alongside King Charles and Queen Camilla final week. 

The doting mother-of-two, 59, turned heads as she arrived in an sudden vibrant purple Prada coat, however one other characteristic of Sophie’s look caught our eye.

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The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh beamed as they arrived at church

The Duchess was seen carrying her hair down with a beret-style fascinator perched on high belonging to her daughter Girl Louise, 20. Might it have been a secret tribute to her daughter who hasn’t attended the service for the previous two years?

Duchess Sophie, James, Earl of Wessex and Prince Edward depart from the Easter Mattins Service at Windsor Castle© Getty
Duchess Sophie was seen along with her husband and son

Although Louise’s absence from the service was not addressed, it’s doubtless that she was busy with college commitments as a scholar on the College of St Andrews the place her cousin Prince William and his spouse Princess Kate attended within the early noughties.

Sophie selected the actual beret from Louise’s assortment because it was the model that she wore in 2022 when she attended the service alongside her mother and father and brother James, Earl of Wessex, 16. 

The younger royal paired her mild gray beret with a magenta and black floaty floral midi gown with an elasticated waistline and an open neckline. She teamed the look with suede block heels and an identical clutch.

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Girl Louise Windsor wore the beret for the primary time to the Easter Sunday church service of 2022

In the meantime, her mom went for a extra usually spring-appropriate look in comparison with her chosen outfit from final week. Sophie teamed a blue floral gown that includes orange accents with a teal floral fascinator and light-weight gray suede stilettos. 

Louise in pink floral dress wiht sophie waving© Getty
The beret dressed up Louise’s pink floral gown

Recycled items have been clearly excessive on the agenda for Sophie this Easter Sunday. The primary occasion, that shiny purple coat, was a royal re-wear. She first wore the piece a decade in the past on a go to to the String Orchestra on the Royal Artillery Barracks in 2014.

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The then-Countess of Wessex first rocked the designer coat in 2014

On this event, the royal teamed the aubergine-hued outerwear with opaque darkish blue tights, black heels, and a black croc print clutch. This yr, it was all about nude patent heels however she labored a snake print clutch again into the look.

Lady Louise Windsor at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in her mother's dress© Getty
Girl Louise Windsor attended the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in her mom’s gown

It’s not the primary time that the mother-daughter duo have shared garments. In 2018, the royal college scholar arrived at St George’s Chapel at Windsor for the marriage of her cousin Prince Harry to Meghan Markle carrying a black and white dotted skater gown with a white bolero and black equipment.

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Girl Louise wore a pre-loved look

The gown was borrowed from her mom’s wardrobe after Sophie wore the piece to Wimbledon in 2017. She teamed the piece with a black short-sleeved jacket and a pair of glasses.

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Sophie debuted the gown at Wimbledon the yr earlier than

The 2019 Easter Sunday service additionally known as for an identical second. The royals have been seen arriving at St George’s Chapel, each in black floral attire and darkish flamboyant fascinators. 

Lady Louise Windsor and Sophie in florals © Getty
Girl Louise and Duchess Sophie twinned in 2019

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The mother-daughter pair have not been noticed collectively in public because the Christmas Day service at Sandringham final yr. Each women wore stylish coats and fedora hats.


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

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