The Earl and Countess of Wessex attended Armistice Day 2020 in Stafford

The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
On November 11, 2020, The Earl and Countess of Wessex attended a service on the Armed Forces Memorial during Armistice Day commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford, England. A small number of visitors were invited to watch in person, however, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the service was also streamed on YouTube and Facebook.
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
Armistice Day on 11 November marks the effective end of World War I and is a day to remember the millions of lives lost to a years-long conflict opposing several European countries to each other. Armistice is Latin for to stand (still) arms.
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat
The Countess of Wessex wore a navy wool double breasted military coat

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  1. I think Sophie should have a shorter skirt under this coat. Hair in an updo would be more appropriate. But I still have to say that she ages well. I don't know if you heard her voice, but she has a really nice voice and she's a good speaker.
    I personally met the couple as they presented the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Awards - medals to my students at the British Embassy. It was really nice, dignified. They did not bring their photographer, but were satisfied with our.
    Working in project DofE is very importan voluntary activity for students a I know Wessexes are involved in organization comitee. It is not so popularizated as it should be, beceause for tabloid it is not interesting.

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    1. Sad that you had to taint an otherwise lovely comment with a snide remark. Can't we stay positive just once? Please?

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    2. Yes, it's sad to see the hatred of a certain couple/woman bleed into so many people's commentary.

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    3. To 2: 44
      I believe criticism is not hatred. If we do not allow people to speak freely, we will lose democracy. It starts inconspicuously: first we call criticism a "hater" in the name of "correctness", then we delete him from social networks, then we "cancel" him, and finally we find ourselves in totalitarianism.
      I'm sorry but I always speak openly. I'm not afraid to say what I like and what I don't (politely), and I always say arguments and reasons for my criticism. Public figures must be used to criticism, if they have a problem with it, then stay private.

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    4. Yes, @ Anna11/12/20, 2:44 AM. It is sad to read such an unnecessary, snide remark . I just don't understand.
      Is the only solution to this ongoing saga of a newly married Royal couple who made a brave choice going to be a public humiliation or flogging in Westminster Square ?
      The Countess looks great although I think a little tired.
      The difference in length between the skirt and coat doesn't bother me.
      Overall, she looks snug and warm whilst plerforming her duties.
      The Earl, although looking very smart, needs an inch or two on the length of his trousers.

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    5. @anonymous 12:14PM

      You can say whatever you want. Evidently you did. I did not call for your comment to be deleted or for you to be sent to a re-education camp. Just as you have your right to voice an opinion I have mine. And mine was that it's sad to see the obsession and dislike of the Sussex couple bleed into so many facets of people's commentaries/lives.

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    6. Anna,
      Apparently the notice that the Wessexes did not bring the photographer is considered an insult to the Sussexes. Exaggerated reaction, I think.

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    7. You might be onto something. It could be subjective. But it certainly illustrates that the Sussex couple live rent free in your head. I am going to leave it at that an move on with my life.

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  2. Where are the masks?

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    1. In the UK you don't have to wear masks outdoors if you can keep a social distance from people

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    2. The UK is in lockdown, all people have to wear masks.

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    3. The fact that we are in lockdown does not mean everyone has to wear masks. If you are outdoors and socially distanced you do NOT have to wear a mask.

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  3. Countess Sophie looks great . Love her head piece.

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  4. The Earl and Countess look very nice. It's good to see them, even though the occasion is a somber one.

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  5. Lovey retro style hat for Countess Sophie. Good to see the couple on their own as opposed to a support act. They are such a great support for the British Royal family.

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  6. Sophie looks lovely ;I like the netting on the hat it takes away from the plainness. Military coats are fine in style and nice and warm; however they are heavy to wear.

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  7. Elégant manteau militaire mais un peu trop long ainsi que sa robe robe/jupe ; j'aurais vu le col fermé ; très joli le chapeau à voilette !

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  8. I think she often wears too long clothes and too wide skirts. I'd prefer a midi length. But it's just my opinion. Otherwise I like the way she dresses in any circumstance.

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    1. I agree. Her skirts are usually much too long. It does not look good on her at all. If she is attempting to call them midis, which I think she is, they are well past that length. The calls for coats to cover the dress completely are not reasonable, especially in a case like this. The coat would have to be nearly floor-length.

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  9. Maria from Italy11/12/20, 4:51 PM

    A beautiful coat worn by a beautiful lady.
    Very trendy length.

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  10. I noticed something today in the photos that made me smile. I'm surprised that no one commented on the fact that the Earl of Wessex was wearing a poppy over his left ear. He's wearing it in all the photos, but it can be seen most clearly in photo 6. Never have noticed other royal men with one. Is that customary?

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    1. Great observation. I didn't notice it.

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    2. It seems like it might be a custom amongst certain armed services members? I think I spot a poppy on the of the hat of the other gentleman in uniform as well.

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  11. I wish she would cut her hair. She would look much younger.

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