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Sophie Wessex showed her best moves today when she was twirled across the floor by a dancer during a visit to Northern Ireland to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

The 57-year-old Countess of Wessex was put to the test during a 1950s and 60s dance demonstration in Bangor.

The crowd cheered as the Countess swung across the checkerboard floor, holding the hand of the dance teacher who was getting quite close to the royal family.

Sophie and her husband Prince Edward were in Northern Ireland as part of a series of coordinated visits to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Wales while Princess Anne and her children attended the Epsom Derby.

Sophie Wessex showed her best moves as she was twirled across the floor by a dancer today during a visit to Northern Ireland to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The 57-year-old Countess of Wessex was put to the test at a 1950s and 60s dance demonstration in Bangor

The 57-year-old Countess of Wessex was put to the test at a 1950s and 60s dance demonstration in Bangor

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie started their day in Belfast, where the royal couple were joined by crowds of enthusiastic spectators at a 1950s themed party on the city’s Royal Avenue.

They were then greeted by the Mayor of Belfast, Tina Black, and watched a popular performance by children in traditional costume.

The pair also tried a local delicacy – the Belfast Bap – and frequented stalls in the Retro Jubilee Market before heading to Bangor for the next leg of their visit.

In Bangor, the prince was seen behind the bar of a newsagent serving pints of Guinness to the public.

Sophie looked stunning in a floral midi dress with different shades of blue

Sophie looked stunning in a floral midi dress with different shades of blue

The Countess of Wessex beamed as she carried a small black handbag and bouquet of flowers

The Countess of Wessex beamed as she carried a small black handbag and bouquet of flowers

Sophie cut a stylish figure as she waved her gorgeous blonde locks and pinned them with a white pearl clip

Sophie held a bouquet of flowers as she made her way through the crowd

Sophie cut a stylish figure as she waved her gorgeous blonde locks and pinned them with a white pearl clip

The Royals met young children after seeing them perform in Ireland

The Royals met young children after seeing them perform in Ireland

Edward and Sophie couldn't help but smile as they watched a performance for The Platinum Jubilee

Edward and Sophie couldn’t help but smile as they watched a performance for The Platinum Jubilee

The Earl of Wessex and the Countess watched a performance with Belfast Mayor Tina Black

The Earl of Wessex and the Countess watched a performance with Belfast Mayor Tina Black

Next, the royal couple faced off in an omelet cook-off, judged by professional chef Jean-Christophe Novelli. Their visit marks the third day of festivities celebrating the Queen’s seven decades on the throne.

In Belfast, the Earl and Countess met groups of artists, including the Belfast Busking Band, and heard stories about the city’s diverse communities over the past 70 years, which will be explored through fashion, photography, music and dance.

The Earl also chatted with older residents, brought together by Age Friendly Belfast, to share their memories and experiences.

Meanwhile, the Countess joined in a special platinum anniversary offering of craft activities, crown-making and corgis with schoolchildren, before seeing a showcase of fashion through the ages.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived in Northern Ireland today for a celebration in honor of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived in Northern Ireland today for a celebration in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie have so far visited Belfast, where the royal couple were joined by crowds of enthusiastic spectators at a 1950s themed party on the city's Royal Avenue

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie have so far visited Belfast, where the royal couple were joined by crowds of enthusiastic spectators at a 1950s themed party on the city’s Royal Avenue

The royal couple continued their second engagement in Bangor this afternoon.

On Bangor Beach, which has recently been given city status, the couple joined the crowd at a vintage seaside funfair.

After viewing vehicles from the past 70 years, The Earl frequented a 1950s pop-up restaurant where he had a go at pulling a pint of Guinness.

Meanwhile, the Countess was put to the test during a 1950s and 60s dance demonstration.

In Bangor, the prince was seen behind the bar of a newsagent serving pints of Guinness to the public

In Bangor, the prince was seen behind the bar of a newsagent serving pints of Guinness to the public

Prince Edward looked cheerful as he handed a pint of Guinness to a member of the public

Prince Edward looked cheerful as he handed a pint of Guinness to a member of the public

The Earl and Countess of Wessex also met the winner of a local Platinum Jubilee pudding contest.

Their Royal Highnesses also greeted the Royal Navy sailors and the crew of the RNLI.

To cap off their visit, the royal couple went head-to-head in a cooking competition chaired by professional chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, who made omelettes. Mr Novelli declares them joint winners.

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