But Sophie’s new dresser has fashioned a new role for himself using the latest technology to revolutionise the royal’s wardrobe.
As the first patron of the London College of Fashion, Sophie is considered one of the most stylish members of the royal family.
The Sunday Express can now reveal the very masculine approach taken to managing her outfits by her closest aide, David Quick.
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Nicknamed “Quicky”, he replaced the Wessex’s oldest servant, Brian Tougher, in 2014 when Tougher left royal service after 30 years to join a monastery.
Former butler Mr Quick has overseen an overhaul of her wardrobe after she dropped two dress sizes cycling from Scotland to London last year.
The secret of her style success may lie in his cataloguing of all her clothes in a special computer programme.
Sophie is patron of the London College of Fashion
He has created a digital inventory of every item of her clothing, hats, handbags and accessories.
The clothes are colour-coded, labelled, photographed and indexed so she can see instantly what she wore on previous occasions.
Shoes, leather handbags and jewelled clutch bags are also photographed, bagged and tagged.
Her bike ride from Edinburgh to Buckingham palace made her shed more than a stone
A royal insider said: “Quicky has been working overtime as the Countess has lost so much weight with all the cycling. She has had quite a lot of outfits taken in, but there have also been quite a few new purchases to catalogue.”
Quicky has been working overtime as the Countess has lost so much weight with all the cycling
Mother-of-two Sophie, who turned 52 on Friday, is understood to have shed more than a stone doing a diamond challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which saw her cycle 450-miles from Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace last September.
She spent months training on her £1,000 carbon-fibre 20-gear bike.