Afterwards, the Countess attended the Friendship Ball in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital at the Natural History Museum.
The inaugural ball took place in 2012 and has been going from strength to strength since. The collaboration between the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and the Children's Medical and Research Foundation is one of the most important fundraising events of the year.
Great Ormond Street is truly remarkable, dealing with over 240,000 visits each year and helping patients diagnosed with the rarest and most complex conditions, while offering the widest range of paediatric services under one roof in Britain. Each year they face the incredible task of raising £50 million in order to continue providing these services. If you wish to find out more about fundraising possibilities or would like to donate, please click here.
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Sophie posed with singer Pixie Lott.
Sophie chose a striking burgundy dress by Stella McCartney for the event (with thanks to the wonderful HRH Countess of Wessex Blog). The long sleeved garment retails for £2,225 and features a round neck, long sheer sleeves, darts at the bodice and all-over embroidered floral lace.
More from the product description:
'Work the ladylike look in Stella McCartney's long-sleeved lace dress this season. Cast in a rich new-season palette in embroidered lace with flesh tone lining, the sophisticated look is completed with a simple round neckline and a scallop-edged hem.'
Sophie completed the look with nude heels and wore her hair tied back. Keeping her hair and accessories minimalistic allowed the dress to shine.
It's always a treat to see Sophie and I very much admire her choice of patronages and the selected organisations and charities she supports.