The Countess of Wessex pens personal congratulations to Commonwealth gold medallists

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Sophie Wessex congratulates gold medalists Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

The Countess of Wessex penned a personal message of congratulations to the England Hockey team this weekend, as the team took home gold medals in a historic win.

The women's hockey team won gold at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday (8 August) and Sophie Wessex took to the Royal Family’s Instagram page to leave personal congratulations to the winners.

In the message, the Countess offered a “massive, massive congratulations” to the team who she described as “well-deserved Commonwealth Gold medallists”.

Photo credit: PAUL ELLIS
Photo credit: PAUL ELLIS

Sophie said she was, “so happy and so, so proud of you all” adding, “You are all stars.”

The women’s England Hockey team beat Australia 2-1 in Birmingham, giving them a historic win with their first ever gold medal.

Sophie Wessex is patron of England Hockey and shared a clip of the winning moment of the game, with the crowds cheering the landmark win.

The Countess has also been supporting various teams in person from the stands at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Sophie recently joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Games alongside Princess Charlotte, to watch the action.

The event was the Princess’ first solo outing with her parents and she was photographed watching games from the stands as well as meeting an energetic mascot.

Princess Charlotte wore a nautical style black and white dress for the occasion with a Peter Pan collar, while the Duchess stunned in a chic all-white suit and Prince William opted for a navy shirt and blazer.

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