“This is a very exciting time for the college and HRH’s patronage strengthens the innovative work that we do and the contribution we will continue to make to the future of the fashion industry.” said LCF professor Frances Corner, shortly after the announcement.
‘We are very proud to have The Countess of Wessex’s support and look forward to working with her.” he continued.
In recent years, there has been an increased interest into The Countess of Wessex, and her style has been praised for her individual and daring choices, that have set her apart from The Duchess of Cambridge.
Sophie, will take on a three year patronage that will see the Countess support the college’s Better Lives programme.
The project will aim to “drive change, build a sustainable future and improve wellbeing,” according to the Telegraph. One of the projects will involve the stylish royal working with women prisoners to produce a magazine entitled The Beauty’s Inside to give the women skills to help with their rehabilitation.
The partnership will be an exciting new role for Sophie, and it is rare that a fashion organisation has received such support in this way, from a British royal.
Although, it has not been unknown for royals to support the fashion industry, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has given huge support to Denmark’s fashion industry and has often been seen during Denmark’s fashion week.
The Countess of Wessex has developed a close bond with her mother-in-law The Queen and in recent years, the Earl and Countess have taken on important engagements such as last year’s visit to Gibraltar.