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Countess of Wessex embarrassed by Poppy picture
Oct 26, 2012, 11:02 GMT
Britain's Countess of Wessex was reluctant to pose for a picture with Poppy Delevingne.
Sophie - the wife of Queen Elizabeth's youngest son Prince Edward - was apprehensive about standing by the model at a fashion event because the statuesque beauty was wearing high-heeled shoes and the royal feared looking 'silly'.
However, Poppy - who is 5ft 10in - insists the countess had nothing to worry about.
She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: 'She was laughing, I was wearing the most ridiculous high heels, so, I think, she thought I would dwarf her in the photographs.
'It was silly, as she looked gorgeous.'
Sophie and Poppy met at the Harvey Nichols Wool Week launch event in London earlier this month.
The annual initiative celebrates the best of wool across the fashion and artisan industries.
Just days after the engagement, Sophie and her husband Edward travelled to Luxembourg for the wedding of Prince Guillaume and Stephanie de Lannoy.
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