Sophie Wessex and Edward are ‘jewels to the crown’ after commonwealth games support

The Games which conclude on Monday were held in Birmingham and saw England’s women’s hockey team win gold alongside England winning one, two and three in the men’s 3m springboard diving final. The results gave the royal couple much to celebrate as the Countess is the Patron of England Hockey while her husband is the Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Games.

The wider Wessex family were previously seen enjoying the games as they attended the men’s 50m freestyle S7 Final swimming event last week at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.

The Earl of Wessex was once again presenting the medals and in the audience was Sophie, their daughter Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.

The family were later joined by Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and their daughter Princess Charlotte.

On Sunday, England’s women’s hockey team won their first Commonwealth gold after beating Australia 2-1 at the University of Birmingham.

The Countess of Wessex expressed her pride for the team in the caption of the Instagram post for the account of the Royal Family.

Sophie wrote: “Massive, massive congratulations to @englandhockey – well-deserved Commonwealth Gold medallists.

“Well done Holly for leading such a fabulous team. I am so happy and so, so proud of you all. You are all stars. – Sophie”

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Prince Edward is the Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Games and said in an Instagram post: “What a fantastic evening of diving at @birminghamcg22!

“Congratulations @officialteamengland on your 1-2-3!”

Daniel Goodfellow took gold, followed by Jordan Houlden with silver and Jack Laugher winning the bronze medal.

One user added: “I love how the Wessex family have blossomed and stepped up their royal duties to help Her Majesty.”

@rebelgirlkaren echoed the sentiment saying: “It is so nice to see Edward take the centre stage now.

“He and his lovely wife are great jewels to the crown.”