The Countess of Wessex had a series of engagements yesterday which included opening a new ballet studio, a portrait session, two meetings, a reception at Buckingham Palace and attending the world premier of the Sulphur and White film. The Royal Family Instagram shared behind the scenes videos and photos from several of the engagements to better highlight Sophie's work.
The Countesses day started at Central School of Ballet where she unveiled a plaque to open the new Countess of Wessex Studios. Sophie has been patron of Central Ballet since 2003 and it is one of Europe's leading centres for dance training. The Countess was treated to a brief demonstration by some of the students before joining the rest of the school to officially open the new studio.
Sophie then sat for a portrait with St. John Ambulance, a first aid and medical emergency services charity. The Countess has been Grand President of the charity since 2004. She then had back to back meetings with the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Navy Corp of which she is Colonel in Chief and Patron and the Air Commodore from RAF Wittering where she serves as honorary air commodore.
She then hosted a reception for Central School Ballet at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the opening and naming of their new building. The Countess finished her day at the world premiere of the Sulphur and White film. he film tells the incredible story of David Tait whose personal experience led him to champion the work of the National Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). David has raised over £1.5 million for the organization of which the Countess is patron.