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Sophie Wessex stuns in blue as she gives speech on female empowerment

Julia Fox steps out with a strip of TAPE protecting her modesty

Royal blue! Sophie Wessex speaks at a reception for women’s rights activists as she returns to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a whirlwind visit to Rwanda

  • Prince Edward’s wife, 57, met with women’s rights activists this afternoon
  • The mother-of-two opted for a chic £136 maxi dress from British label ME+EM
  • She finished her look with beige wedge espadrilles and silver leaf earrings

The Countess of Wessex looked radiant in a long blue shirt dress as she gave a speech on empowering women during her tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Prince Edward’s wife, 57, opted for a £136 dress from British brand ME+EM as she braved the 30C heat on the second day of the couple’s royal tour.

The mother-of-two finished her ensemble with a pair of elegant silver leaf hoop earrings and beige wedge espadrilles.

Sophie Wessex, 57, stunned in a £136 blue Me+Em dress on day two of her African tour

Sophie Wessex, 57, stunned in a £136 blue Me+Em dress on day two of her African tour

The Countess of Wessex attended a reception at the British High Commissioner's residence in Kinshasa where she joined activists working across the country to defend and protect women's rights

The Countess of Wessex attended a reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kinshasa where she joined activists working across the country to defend and protect women’s rights

The Countess of Wessex alongside the President's Special Advisor on Youth, Gender and Violence Against Women Chantal Mulop during a reception to discuss the empowerment of women and girls at the top residence -British Commissioner in Kinshasa

The Countess of Wessex alongside the President’s Special Advisor on Youth, Gender and Violence Against Women Chantal Mulop during a reception to discuss the empowerment of women and girls at the top residence -British Commissioner in Kinshasa

The Countess of Wessex with Justice Minister Rose Mutombo (right) and other Congolese ministers during a roundtable to discuss empowering women and girls at the British High Commissioner's residence in Kinshasa

The Countess of Wessex with Justice Minister Rose Mutombo (right) and other Congolese ministers during a roundtable to discuss empowering women and girls at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kinshasa

Sophie kicked off the day with a meeting with ministers regarding the urgent need to address conflict-related sexual violence – which has been at the center of the Countess’ engagements so far.

The mother of two children then attended a reception at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Kinshasa where she joined activists working across the country to defend and protect women’s rights.

Sophie’s keynote address follows her meeting with NGOs in Rwanda yesterday who are working tirelessly to address gender-based violence in the country.

The Countess also met with Professor Nshuti Manasseh, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Jeannette Bayisenge, Minister for Gender and Family Promotion – among other personalities.

Later, she met the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Félix Tshisekedi at the Cité de l'Union Africaine in Kinshasa.

Later, she met the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Félix Tshisekedi at the Cité de l’Union Africaine in Kinshasa.

Later, she met the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Félix Tshisekedi at the Cité de l’Union Africaine in Kinshasa.

The Countess changed her ensemble Yesterday, the Countess was in Rwanda where she paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi people.

Sophie was visibly moved as she looked at photographs and human remains of victims at the Kigali National Genocide Memorial.

Along with laying a wreath of white roses, the Countess also left a touching message to mark the visit.

It read: ‘A very moving and appropriate tribute to those who have been lost, but with hope for the future.’

In 1994, hundreds of thousands of Tutsi community members were massacred in Rwanda by Hutu extremists.

The Countess of Wessex, alongside Lord Ahmad (left) and members of the Congolese government at a reception for the empowerment of women and girls at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Kinshasa.

The Countess of Wessex, alongside Lord Ahmad (left) and members of the Congolese government at a reception for the empowerment of women and girls at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Kinshasa.

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