The Countess of Wessex has shown off her skills on the dance floor in Guernsey with TV judge Rob Rinder.
ophie wore a forest green dress with ruffles and nude high heels as the pair cheered energetically on Puttin’ On The Ritz over a tea dance on the island.
Sophie’s husband, the Earl of Wessex, who paired a gray double-breasted lounge suit with a light blue tie, also got in the mood as he chatted and waltzed with an Islander.
The royals visited Guernsey and the other Channel Island of Jersey on Monday as both celebrated Liberation Day, which celebrates their liberation from Nazi occupation in 1945.
The Wessexes were guests at a Jersey parade and heard from those living under the occupation before the pair attended the Guernsey Tea Dance hosted by Mr Rinder, who finished fifth on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016.
The Queen sent a message to her “most loyal people” of Guernsey, offering her “warmest greetings” on the anniversary of her liberation.
“I am delighted that the Earl and Countess of Wessex have the opportunity to represent me on the island’s calendar on this special day,” added the Queen.
“In my Platinum Jubilee year, I am immensely grateful for your continued loyalty and loyalty and I am pleased to reaffirm the close ties that have existed for so long between the Crown and the people of the Bailiwick.”
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Sharing a post with photos of his dance with Sophie, Mr Rinder said: “It’s a 10 from Guernsey… and me.”
The trip was in stark contrast to the reception the Wessexes received during a Caribbean tour in late April, where the Queen was urged to apologize by protesters demanding reparations.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/sophie-dances-up-a-storm-with-rob-rinder-at-liberation-day-tea-in-guernsey-41632961.html Sophie dances up a storm with Rob Rinder at Liberation Day Tea in Guernsey