Sophie Countess of Wessex: Replaces Prince Edward wedding ring for Good Housekeeping cover
Sophie Countess of Wessex married Prince Edward in 1991. She looks stunning on the cover in a white funnel neck dress. Her blonde hair is swept away from her face and she looks stunning in neutral make-up.
The Countess, who is a mother-of-two, wore some low key but pretty jewellery for the shoot.
While most cover models wear items picked by stylists, these gems are part of Sophie’s personal collection.
She wore wore a pair of sparkling earrings for the cover.
The earrings, despite looking like large dazzling diamond pieces, are actually made from a cheaper material.
The pieces are from Heavenly Necklaces, founded by a woman named Belinda Hadden.
Despite their costume jewellery status, Sophie has worn the jewels to a number high status of royal events.
Sophie wore the pieces for the Trooping of the Colour, among a number of other occasions.
Even more observant fans will notice the royal has replaced her wedding ring and appears not to be wearing her engagement ring.
Sophie originally had a gold band made of Welsh gold as her wedding band, a tradition in the Royal Family.
When he proposed Edward presented Sophie with a gold band, featuring a heart-shaped diamond and two more diamonds, one either side.
On the ring of her left hand on this cover Sophie is wearing a diamond eternity band.
Sophie has been wearing this band for a number of years. Occasionally she wears a gold and on the finger instead.
It’s not unusually for women to switch up their rings, especially when it comes to engagement rings large centre stones tend to snag on and damage jewellery.
However, Sophie does still wear her original engagement ring, showing off the gem on a trip to Bristol Zoo in July 23 last year.
While Sophie and Edward have been married for many years, they are happier than ever, a body language expert has told Express.co.uk.
“Of all the Queen’s children, Edward was perhaps the one least expected to make a strong, long-term marriage,” she told Express.co.uk.
“But then as his siblings created an unexpectedly low bar in terms of marriage survival rates, now suddenly it’s Edward looking like the son with the relationship staying power after all.”
Prince Edward was the last of his siblings to get married but is the only one of the Queen’s children who has not separated from their spouse.