Meghan Markle and Harry SNUB: Why Sophie Wessex seated by them at last ever engagement

Meghan Markle and Harry SNUB: Why Sophie Wessex seated by them at last ever engagement

While it is not clear which royals may take up the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador roles in Meghan and Harry’s wake, there is a chance it could be Sophie and Edward.

Their prominence at the Commonwealth service is a sure sign the Queen values them as reliable members of the Firm.

The Queen often invites Sophie to sit next to her for the car journey to church when she stays at Sandringham – a sure sign of favouritism according to royal insiders.

A former royal equerry told The Sun: “If Sophie Wessex is staying at Sandringham then you can pretty much guarantee the Queen will ask her – usually last thing on a Saturday night – if she would like ‘a lift’ to the church.

“And the same happens at Balmoral. The Queen likes to be completely calm before church and she finds Sophie’s presence soothing.

“Who gets the backseat is also one of those quirky royal ways that signals who is in favour – for example, Princess Anne may be staying at the same time, but how often do you see her in the Rolls?”

Published at Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:51:00 +0000