Sophie Wessex beams as she is presented with a birthday cake at a primary school in Surrey

Sophie Wessex beams as she is presented with a birthday cake at a primary school in Surrey

The Countess of Wessex beamed as she was presented with a cake by schoolchildren in Surrey tomorrow ahead of her 58th birthday.

Sophie looked effortlessly chic in a blue and black striped dress as she attended Connaught Junior School in Bagshot this afternoon to launch their new STEAM lab.

The mother-of-two beamed as she took part in science, IT and home economics classes before planting a tree to mark the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

The wife of Prince Edward, the late Queen’s youngest son, wore a deep blue designer dress by Gabriella Hearst for the occasion.

The Countess of Wessex beamed as she was presented with a cake by Surrey schoolchildren this afternoon ahead of her 58th birthday tomorrow

Sophie paired her £1,195 wool blend dress with matching black and white pearl earrings and a long silver chain with a larger, statement pearl.

She also wore heeled suede boots and a cream floor-length coat as she dug a spot for the tree and later wrapped a scarf around her shoulders for an IT lesson.

When she was stuck baking, the Queen wore a personalized white apron with her initial and surrounded by flowers.

The Countess was at the school to open her new STEAM Lab, a dedicated space for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, and to help the school celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Sophie (pictured wearing a personalized apron) bakes cupcakes with students at Connaught Junior School in Bagshot

Sophie (pictured wearing a personalized apron) bakes cupcakes with students at Connaught Junior School in Bagshot

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Sophie was beaming as she chatted to the students in Home Economics class this afternoon

Sophie was beaming as she chatted to the students in Home Economics class this afternoon

The royal mother-of-two wore a personalized apron over her £1,200 designer Gabriella Hearst dress

The royal mother-of-two wore a personalized apron over her £1,200 designer Gabriella Hearst dress

Sophie visited the school to open her new STEAM Lab, a dedicated space dedicated to science, technology, engineering, art, and math

Sophie visited the school to open her new STEAM Lab, a dedicated space dedicated to science, technology, engineering, art, and math

She also planted a tree as part of the Queen's Green Canopy initiative and attended the school's 60th anniversary celebrations

She also planted a tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative and attended the school’s 60th anniversary celebrations

During the visit, she was joined on stage by a group of children who presented her with a birthday cake ahead of her 58th birthday tomorrow.

Earlier in the day, Sophie had met with staff and patients to celebrate the refurbishment of Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot.

And she looked delighted as she was presented with a birthday card as she left the NHS hospital.

Sophie also received a bouquet of white flowers and looked radiant as she exited the unit.

There she toured the hospital’s theater suite, including the anesthesia room and recovery area.

She also met patients and their families and was pictured chatting to people seated in the hospital’s waiting areas.

Royal seal of approval: Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, today visited the newly refurbished Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot

Royal seal of approval: Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, today visited the newly refurbished Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot

The Countess wore what appeared to be high-heeled suede boots as she walked through the infirmary

The Countess wore what appeared to be high-heeled suede boots as she walked through the infirmary

Among the staff she spent time with during her visit were nurses, health workers and duty supervisors.

The King has close personal ties to Frimley Health, the NHS hospital trust that runs Heatherwood.

Sophie gave birth to her two children, Lady Louise Windsor, 19, and James, Viscount Severn, 15, at Frimley Park Hospital, which is also part of the health group.

Heatherwood is also a short drive from her family’s home of Bagshot Park, a mansion said to have up to 120 rooms and an estimated £30million, which is on Bagshot Heath near Windsor.

Last year marked the centenary of Heatherwood Hospital’s founding and the Countess helped cement another milestone in its history today.