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The Wessexes will remain on the island until Wednesday 22 June, visiting Akrotiri and Dhekelia to ‘celebrate the ties of friendship between the United Kingdom and Cyprus, as fellow member states of the Commonwealth, and show support for the British Armed Forces based overseas.’

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades gives an official welcome to the Wessexes


The Countess rivalled the very best in the diplomatic dressing department, wearing an Empire-line cut Suzannah London dress in the colours of the Cypriot flag. And it’s not the first royal polka dot dress of the month: last week the Duchess of Cambridge wore a brown-and-white spotted dress to Royal Ascot, in what appeared to be an homage to Diana, Princess of Wales. Sophie’s Cyprus dress was yet another whimsical twist on the classic style.

The official welcome ceremony at the Cypriot Presidential palace


During their stay, the Earl and Countess will meet British Armed Forces and their families currently based at the Sovereign Base Areas, as well as recognising the UK’s contribution to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, visiting the UN Buffer Zone.

While, in support of the UN’s Women, Peace and Security agenda, The Countess will meet a range of women and young people from across the island, the Earl will meet Cypriot students from who are working towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.