Soldier Sophie tries on army uniform as she meets troops training for the frontline in Afghanistan

Soldier Sophie tries on army uniform as she meets troops training for the frontline in Afghanistan

Soldier Sophie puts on army uniform as she meets troops training for the frontline in Afghanistan

9:33 PM on 15th August 2011

Fetching headwear: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, donned this military helmet during a visit to meet members of the 5rifles regiment, of whom she is Commander-in-Chief

Fetching headwear: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, donned this military helmet during a visit to meet members of the 5rifles regiment, of whom she is Commander-in-Chief

Meet and greet: Sophie shakes hands with a member of the regiment as she was shown around the Copehill Down training facility on Salisbury Plain

Meet and greet: Sophie shakes hands with a member of the regiment as she was shown around the Copehill Down training facility on Salisbury Plain

Chat: The Countess listens to Major Samantha Shepard of the Royal Artillery talk about her job and life in the army during her visit

Chat: The Countess listens to Major Samantha Shepard of the Royal Artillery talk about her job and life in the army during her visit

Blending in: Sophie chose to wear woodland military fatigues during her visit

Blending in: Sophie chose to wear woodland military fatigues during her visit