Sophie Wessex cuts a sophisticated figure in Gabriela Hearst suit

Duchess of Edinburgh takes part in movement exercises as she meets patients and staff at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

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The Duchess of Edinburgh cut a sophisticated figure today as she arrived at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute during her five-day visit to Canada.

Sophie, 58, opted for a dark brown trouser suit by Gabriela Hearst for the final day of her trip, which kicked off last Friday.

Her Royal Highness, who took part in several exercises during her tour, met with frontline healthcare workers, researchers and patients to learn more about the medical innovations at University Health Network (UHN).

Sophie’s visit to various hospitals over the past few days was intended to share advancements in arthritis, vision and brain research, social and emergency medicine, as well as innovations in cardiovascular care and the latest technologies in physical rehabilitation.

The solo overseas tour is an indication of Sophie’s importance within the Royal Family, after being chosen to visit the largest Commonwealth country – and becoming the first member of the monarchy to do so since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Duchess of Edinburgh cut a sophisticated figure as she arrived at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute during her five-day visit to Canada 

Sophie took part in a range of activities including catch on the final day of her visit to Canada

For the occasion, Sophie chose a sleek double-breasted blazer and straight-leg trousers by Gabriela Hearst, created in a chocolate brown hue.

She added a floral blouse, also by the New York-based brand, elevating her outfit with court shoes. 

The mother-of-two completed her look with a pair of simple gold hoop earrings, while her blonde hair was neatly clipped back.

Sophie could be seen taking part in a range of activities, including a light-hearted game of catch with one of the patients. 

During another exercise, designed for people who have fallen or are at risk of falling, she put on a harness before attempting to walk.

It comes after the royal visited the Toronto Western Hospital yesterday. Sophie looked delighted to play around with the tech in her role as Patron of Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, University Health Network (UHN).

Looking typically elegant, the late Queen’s daughter-in-law opted for a stylish dress and matching boots, while wearing a poppy badge pinned to her ensemble.

The 58-year-old royal learned about the latest technologies in physical rehabilitation at the Institute

The mother-of-two witnessed medical innovations at University Health Network during her visit

She appeared in good spirits as she got stuck in while wearing a suit and blouse by Gabriela Hearst

Sophie wore a harness for one rehabilitation exercise in which she was attempting to walk

She completed her look with a floral blouse – also by the New York-based brand Gabriela Hearst

Sophie spoke to a number of patients during her visit to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

The royal mother-of-two was happy to interact with patients and took part in a game of catch

Sophie showcased her throwing and catching skills as she played with another lady at the centre

The Duchess looked relaxed as she met patients at the Rehabilitation Institute’s gymnasium

Sophie knelt forward to speak to a woman in a wheelchair who appeared to be moved to tears of joy

The Duchess styled her blonde tresses in a bun and wore a striking make-up, accentuating her eyes with dark mascara.

Adding a touch of glitz to her outfit, she sported a gold necklace and a matching bracelet.

She painted her nails a sophisticated pink colour while carrying a patterned clutch in her hands.

As well as meeting staff at the hospital, the Duchess also posed for a photograph with Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Madame Edith Dumont.

Later that evening, the royal attended a glamorous reception at the Four Seasons Hotel for supporters and staff of the Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals.

Sophie was positively glowing as she took to the stage in an eye-catching dress by Etro, which she debuted in July.

The Duchess opted for a sleek trouser suit teamed with court shoes and a clutch bag for the occasion

She added a red poppy to her ensemble to show support for the Armed Forces community

Sophie clasped a croc-effect clutch bag by Sophie Habsburg while her hair was neatly pinned back

She was seen laughing with others during an informal meeting at the Rehabilitation Institute

She looked completely at ease and appeared to share a joke with one lady during the meeting

She looked elegant in a two-piece suit and court shoes, accessorised with simple hoop earrings

The demure navy design incorporated a cinched waist and midi length that was  decorated with ornamental floral patterns. 

Sophie added Jimmy Choo heels and a Sophie Habsburg clutch in complementary shades. 

On Monday, the Duchess paid a visit to Toronto General Hospital, where she appeared in good spirits while chatting to staff.

The £195 dress Sophie chose for the outing incorporated a fit-and-flare silhouette, adorned with the brand’s Romantic Floral motif, which is meticulously screen printed by hand.

She accessorised with a diamond maple leaf pendant by Maison Birks that has been in her personal collection since 2013.

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