James Blunt curled up with his stylish wife Sofia Wellesley as they both attended e&o’s 21st birthday party in Notting Hill on Wednesday night.
The singer, 48, looked suave in a black biker jacket as he slipped his arm around his love, 39 – with the socialite looking lovely in a patterned dress.
It comes after the couple waited in line to pay their respects to the Queen near Tower Bridge in London last week.
Together: James Blunt curled up with his stylish wife Sofia as they both attended e&o’s 21st birthday party in Notting Hill on Wednesday night
They were spotted in the crowd with thousands of others queuing for over 10 hours to see the late monarch laid in state at Westminster Hall.
It came as a slew of reports erupted that This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield “jumped the queue” upon arriving at the hall – a claim they have denied.
At the restaurant party, James paired his boxy jacket with a black t-shirt and jeans and chunky boots.
Partying: The 48-year-old singer looked suave in a black biker jacket as he slipped his arm around his love of 39, with the socialite looking lovely in a patterned dress
Meanwhile, Sofia’s tiered dress featured pretty white lace detailing and was paired with a quilted Chanel bag and gold jewelry.
She wore her long blonde tresses in loose waves tucked into her shoulders and opted for a natural makeup look to show off her pretty features.
The couple were joined by Celia Walden, Dean Piper, Cheryl’s ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and Amanda Wakeley.
Cool: At the restaurant party, James paired his chunky jacket with a black t-shirt and jeans and chunky boots
Chic: Meanwhile, Sofia’s tiered dress featured pretty white lace detailing and was paired with a quilted Chanel bag and gold jewelry
James and Sofia’s appearance at the party comes after they see the Queen in the State Room.
A photo of the couple was shared to the social network by a member of the public just after 5pm last Sunday of them queuing.
The Old Harrovian guarded the Queen Mother’s coffin while she lay in state in 2002 and held the rank of Captain in the Life Guards, part of the Household Cavalry Regiment, until he left that same year.
Glowing: Sofia wore her long blonde tresses in loose waves up her shoulders and opted for a natural makeup look to show off her pretty features
Nice: James and Sofia’s appearance at the party comes after seeing the Queen who is in state (James pictured with Amanda Wakeley)
Sofia is believed to be friends with the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie, and she accompanied the You’re Beautiful hitmaker to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018.
It comes as MailOnline reveals Holly and Phillip were keen to make a public apology for it “Queue gate”, but they were talked out of it after legal advice.
A statement was made by ITV on Saturday and later broadcast on This Morning on Tuesday, voiced by Holly, 41, but both stopped using the word ‘sorry’ – a move that has infuriated many viewers.
Stylish lady: Celia Walden looked incredible in a green and blue patterned dress as she posed at the event in Notting Hill
A source told MailOnline: “Every word of the statement was doused. In the end it backfires spectacularly.
“Initially, Holly and Phillip were willing to apologize if they upset anyone as they were both keen to put an end to the affair. But they were strongly discouraged from apologizing.”
This is a petition to have the under-fire TV duo sacked from their lucrative This Morning presenter roles, reaching over 50,000 signatures.
Handsome: Cheryl’s ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini was also in attendance and wore an all-black ensemble
Music star: Hugo Heathcote DJed at the event
Pose! Henry Conway looked gorgeous in an orange suit and striped t-shirt
Such was the backlash against the couple that TV insiders are voicing “serious concerns” about the presenters’ well-being after they appeared weepy and mute on This Morning this week.
On the show’s first episode since the series began, Holly and Phil, 60, firmly denied viewers’ claims that they were “too posh to queue” and said they were at Westminster Hall on Friday “solely for the purpose been to report on the event.’
The voiceover also summed it up: “Please know we would never rush into a queue.”
On the way: It comes after the couple were pictured queuing to pay their respects to the Queen in London near Tower Bridge last week
Tragic: The Queen died last Thursday at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her coffin traveled to London on Tuesday to be laid out ahead of her funeral on Monday
However, some social media users were unconvinced and demanded that the couple apologize.
ITV has since doubled down on footage that appeared to show them walking past the Queen’s coffin – but Holly has been hit particularly hard by the online backlash and is feeling “left out to dry,” sources previously said.
Viewers tweeted accusations that the hosts were “too posh to queue up,” and a change.org petition to ditch the presenters has surpassed 50,000 signatures as viewers appear to have turned down the stars’ offer, one to draw a line under the scandal.
Awkward: It came as a flurry of reports erupted This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield “jumped the queue” when they arrived at the hall – a claim they have denied