During a poignant visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Wednesday, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, paid her respects at the site where nearly 3,000 people lost their lives 14 years ago.
The royal, 50, placed a bouquet of flowers along the etched names of those killed on September 11, 2001.
Earlier in the day, she attended an Armistice Day service at The Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden in Hanover Square, which commemorates the 67 British victims of the terrorist attacks. The memorial garden was officially opened by Sophie s mother-in-law, the Queen, in July 2010.
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Dressed in a chic black dress and nude pumps, the stylish royal accessorized her ensemble with the traditional red poppy pin, which is worn in honor of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
On the other side of the world, Sophie’s brother-in-law, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, joined thousands of veterans and their families for a Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Australia.
Later this evening, Sophie will attend the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala dinner. And on Thursday, she will head to Toronto for a few days of appearances and events before returning home to London.
Last month, Princess Kate was in attendance at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) Gala at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, where she borrowed the late Queen Mum s sparkling earrings for a glamorous night out.