Sophie's hug for little Sophie: The Countess of Wessex gives cute three-year-old a cuddle during visit to Army medics
03:21 GMT, 3 November 2012
For any young girl, meeting a member of Royalty is an exciting and daunting occasion.
But as this picture shows, things couldn't have gone better for three-year-old Sophie Lewis.
After presenting the Countess of Wessex with a bunch of flowers yesterday, the smartly dressed toddler received a hug.
Cute: Three-year-old Sophie Lewis receives a hug after giving flowers to the Countess of Wessex
Are those for me The Countess was delighted to receive a bouquet from Sophie Lewis
On trend: The Countess of Wessex wore a bright purple dress with matching hat she she met Army medics
Honoured: Sophie presented Afghanistan operational service medals to Army nurses who had just returned from operations in Helmand
And with the tot wearing almost identical colours to Sophie, the pair looked picture perfect as they posed for pictures.
Sophie wore a bright purple dress with matching hat as she visited Army medics in Aldershot.
In her role as Colonel in Chief, the Countess presented Afghanistan operational service medals to Army nurses from 22 Field Hospital, who have just returned from operations in Helmand.
Sophie wore a black jacket over her purple dress and had her hair pulled back in a sleek bun.
She smiled broadly as she posed for pictures with the Army medics but saved her biggest smile for a little girl, also called Sophie, who presented her with a bouquet of flowers as she left.
The three-year-old showed she is a mini fashionista in the making by also wearing the same shade as the Countess.
The colour is in vogue after the Queen wore the shade when she visited the rebuilt Jubilee Gardens in London last week.
All smiles: The Countess was happy to pose for pictures with the Army medics during her visit
Queen of style: Her majesty was the first royal to step out in the shade last week as she visited the rebuilt Jubilee Gardens in London – and even had a colour co-ordinated umbrella
majesty chose a bright purple coat with matching accessories including
an on-trend fedora-style felt hat and a purple-trimmed umbrella for the
occasion which was part of her Diamond Jubiliee celebrations.
it's not just the royals who are donning the shade. Pippa Middleton,
sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, also chose the colour at her recent
The author wore a plum Roksanda Ilincic wool-crepe dress, which costs 815, to mark the release of her party guide, Celebrate. The dress was one of four she wore that day.
Sophie's purple outfit was a style set up from her last public appearance when she wore camouflage-patterned body armour and a hard hat. She wore the military gear as she watched members of the three Armed Services participate in her military skills competition in Paderborn, Germany, earlier this month.
First of four dresses: Pippa Middleton also donned the shade with this plum Roksanda Ilincic wool-crepe dress, which costs 815, at her book launch last week