Coronavirus: Countess of Wessex pictured making spaghetti bolognese for NHS workers

Rebecca Taylor
Royal Correspondent
The royal helped in a kitchen feeding NHS staff

The Countess of Wessex is the latest royal to be pictured helping the NHS, as the Royal Family play their part in the coronavirus pandemic response.

Sophie was pictured helping to prepare spaghetti bolognese and burritos for NHS hospital teams on Wednesday.

The royal, 55, who is married to the Queen’s youngest son Edward, was seen with her hair tied back, a face mask on, and gloves as she prepared the food.

The pictures were shared on Twitter by Roche Communications, who said: “Amazing to see Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex joining the team at @rhubarb_food yesterday to help prepare food for our heroic NHS Hospital Teams!”

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Sophie was pictured getting involved in the food preparation in one of the kitchens. (Roche Communications)
Sophie helped other workers in the kitchen. (Roche Communications)

Sophie is said to be glad to be able to help the effort for frontline workers, and was volunteering privately.

Rhubarb also shared pictures, and said: “We were humbled and delighted to welcome HRH Countess of Wessex @RoyalFamily to rhubarb yesterday. Together we cooked thousands of meal for the @NHSuk.”

It comes as her nephew, Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan reportedly started volunteering in California with Project Angel Food.

Harry also spent time on a video call with families supported by WellChild over the Easter weekend.

Prince Andrew, Sophie’s brother-in-law, was seen helping his former wife Sarah Ferguson pack care boxes for people at Thames Hospice last week.

The royal, who stepped back from his public duties last year over his friendship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, has rarely been seen in public.

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Sophie followed hygiene guidelines during the visit. (Roche Communications)

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His former wife and their daughter Eugenie have been working to get food to people in NHS hospitals through the crisis.

Ferguson, affectionately known as Fergie, also announced plans on Wednesday to start a daily story time video on YouTube.

The 60-year-old has written several children’s book and is the creator of Budgie the little red helicopter.

This wasn’t the first of Sophie’s visits to help the coronavirus response.

The countess made a secret visit to help out at a homeless shelter where she met staff and volunteers, and assisted in packing emergency Easter parcels for those affected by the pandemic.

In images released on Twitter by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the mother-of-two – who lives in nearby Bagshot Park – stopped by the Hope Hub, which works to prevent and end homelessness in Surrey Heath and surrounding areas.