It is not the first time Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter-in-law has volunteered during the outbreak, she has helped cook lunch for NHS workers and help prepare boxes of supplies at a food bank. This time, Sophie helped deliver prescriptions to local residents and donned a hi-vis jacket and pushed a trolley to help, which fans were quick to praise her for. The charity tweeted: “We were delighted to be joined by HRH the Countess of Wessex this week, who volunteered with us at @FareShareUK and on our prescription delivery service.
“A real privilege to show The Royal Family how we are transforming lives in and around Southampton.”
Fans were quick to post their support for their cause too.
One wrote on Twitter: “Fantastic work by a foundation that helps everyone.
“I’m so proud to have been a part of a programme that changed my life.”
Another added: “Superb isn’t she? Love seeing her push that trolley.”
A third commented: “Lovely and kind Countess of Wessex.”
Sophie is currently based just under an hour’s drive from Southampton at Bagshot Park in Surrey.
She lives there with her husband Prince Edward, the Duke of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
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The Foundation commissioned the facility.
It also acts as the headquarters.
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in changes to royal schedules.
Trooping the Colour will take place on Saturday, but will be a scaled-back event at Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry was forced to cancel the 2020 edition of the Invictus Games, due to be held in the Netherlands.
The event which is a sporting tournament for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel will instead come to The Hague in 2021.
The Invictus Games Foundation said in a statement: “We know that not holding the Invictus Games this May will be disappointing news to the whole Invictus Family, and to all of those involved in the planning and delivery of the Games.
“We are very appreciative of the continued support of those who have been and continue to be involved in the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, and we remain committed to the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.
“The current situation is complex and evolving rapidly. Work is now being undertaken with the teams, partners and suppliers with a view to delivering a successful Invictus Games 2021.”
In the most recent daily update, the Department of Health and Social Care confirmed a further 202 people had died of coronavirus.
This brings the total number of deaths to 41,481.
A total of 292,950 people have tested positive for the virus in the UK.
193,253 had received a test according to the last daily update.
1,541 of these tests produced a positive result.