Sophie Wessex looks fresh in a crisp cream coat as she visits female inmates in a sewing workshop at Downview Prison

  • Sophie Wessex, 52, visited female inmates at HMP Downview in Sutton today?
  • The countess wore a buttoned-up cream coat teamed with suede boots
  • She was given a tour around a workshop and met and chatted with inmates ?

The Countess of Wessex's busy week of royal engagements continued with a visit to a women's prison today.?

Sophie, 52, spent time speaking to the female inmates at HMP Downview in Sutton, south-west London.

The royal stopped off at the prison's sewing workshop, where she stopped to hear their stories and experiences of being behind bars. ??

The Countess of Wessex visited HMP Downview in Sutton, south-west London, today

The Countess of Wessex visited HMP Downview in Sutton, south-west London, today

Sophie wrapped up against the chilly day in London in a thick cream coat and long boots?

Sophie wrapped up against the chilly day in London in a thick cream coat and long boots?

Sophie looks elegant as she meets with women who are at the prison in Sutton

Sophie looks elegant as she meets with women who are at the prison in Sutton

Looking ready for winter, she wore a thick cream coat buttoned up to the top, teamed with a pair of knee high suede boots.

She kept the coat on as she visited different stations in the workshop, where she admired the women's handiwork. ?

The royal looked engaged as she heard more about their work and was given a tour of the facility, which reopened last year. ??

Sophie meets with women working on sewing projects in the workshop at the prison?

Sophie meets with women working on sewing projects in the workshop at the prison?

She smiles as she meets with inmates to talk to them about the work that they do

She smiles as she meets with inmates to talk to them about the work that they do

Sophie has just returned from a solo trip in Bangladesh where she travelled around the area meeting volunteers and staff working to decrease the rate of childhood blindness.?

She took little time off before returning to royal duties across the UK.?

Yesterday she visited a Bracknell pool, where she surprised scantily-clad swimmers.

The Countess was also given a tour of part of the facility, which reopened last year

The Countess was also given a tour of part of the facility, which reopened last year

Sophie talks with a female inmate who is using a sewing machine to make a garment

Sophie talks with a female inmate who is using a sewing machine to make a garment

Sophie kept her winter coat on for the whole trip, but added a pair of delicate drop earrings?

Sophie kept her winter coat on for the whole trip, but added a pair of delicate drop earrings?

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