Sophie the shop girl! Countess of Wessex helps out at a children’s hospice charity shop as she continues her volunteering efforts amid the COVID-19 crisis
- Sophie Wessex, 55, has spent time with volunteers at Weybridge charity shop
- The Countess of Wessex is the patron of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
- She gave a helping hand at charity’s store when it re-opened earlier this week
- Sophie has been at forefront of the Royal Family’s response to the global crisis
Sophie Wessex has continued her volunteering efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic by helping volunteers at a charity shop.
Alongside two photographs of the Countess, 55, the Royal Family official Twitter account penned: ‘During #ChildrensHospiceWeek, The Countess of Wessex, Patron, @SSChospices spent time helping volunteers at the charity’s Weybridge charity shop, which re-opened earlier this week.
The charity cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.’
In the first snap shared to social media, the royal can be seen steaming a frilly pink dress while it is hung on a stand, while the second shows her putting a colourful silk scarf on display.
Sophie Wessex, 55, who is patron of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, has continued her volunteering efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic by helping volunteers at the charity shop in Weybridge (pictured)
In one of the photographs shared, the royal can be seen steaming a pink frilly dress which is hung on a stand (pictured)
Taking to Twitter, the Royal Family official account penned: ‘During #ChildrensHospiceWeek, The Countess of Wessex, Patron, @SSChospices spent time helping volunteers at the charity’s Weybridge charity shop, which re-opened earlier this week’ (pictured)
Sophie – who is married to the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward – has been at the forefront of the Royal Family’s response to the global crisis.
During lockdown, the Countess – mother to Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn – met with the team at the Childline and NSPCC headquarters in London, which is a confidential service for under-19s to seek help and support.
She also joined The Saints Foundation to help pack food and prescription parcels for the vulnerable.
Speaking of her volunteering efforts, Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty, who branded her a ‘royal key worker,’ commented: ‘She is making a difference in a very understated, very “Sophie” way.’
Amid the corona virus pandemic, the Countess helped to pack food and prescription parcels in Southampton (pictured)
The royal has spent the last three months volunteering for a range of worthy causes (pictured, in April making meals for NHS staff)
It comes as Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, of Bentley’s Entertainment, told PEOPLE magazine: ‘There’s no fanfare.
‘These are private visits done in her own private time. When she leaves our kitchens, she generally then goes on to do more projects in different hospitals.’
A friend added: ‘She was brought up by her parents and there was going to be no free ride in her family.
‘She wasn’t born to be the eldest daughter of a duke and duchess and find a marvelous marriage and polish her tiaras.’
Meanwhile the royal also helped out at a mosque in Woking to pack food packages to mark the start of Eid