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Sophie Wessex Attends First Public Engagement After Leaving Quarantine

Sophie Wessex Attends Public Engagement After Leaving Quarantine.
November 3, 2020 - 11:31 / Clemens Fanger

Sophie Wessex attended her first public engagement after leaving quarantine last week. The Countess of Wessex gave a reading at Westminster Abbey while in attendance of a special service on Monday night. She had gone into self-isolation in early October after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Sophie Wessex came out of quarantine last week and now attended her first public engagement on Monday night. It was the Countess of Wessex' first in-person engagement after going into self-isolation in early October. 

Sophie Wessex gave a reading at Westminster Abbey

The wife of Prince Edward had isolated herself for about three weeks after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus in October. In an official statement, Buckingham Palace said on 9 October that she was "not experiencing any symptoms" but was "following all relevant government guidelines".

Sophie Wessex now looked radiant as she showed up for the Sung Eucharist for All Souls' Day service at Westminster Abbey, where she also gave a reading. The service was held in partnership with "Loss and HOPE", which is a coalition of organizations helping churches of all denominations across the United Kingdom to support the bereaved.

Sophie Wessex gave a reading at Westminster Abbey.

While she was in self-isolation, the countess actually kept carrying out her royal duties in the form of telephone calls and video calls. Queen Elizabeth II's daughter-in-law actually delivered a speech last week at the online meeting 'Pitches for Peace: Rethinking Inclusive Peace Processes'. Sophie Wessex also went on a virtual visit to Libya and heard about key issues affecting women, as well as how to ensure women's inclusion in a sustainable peace process.