Sophie Wessex news: What was Sophie’s wish for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

Sophie Wessex news: What was Sophie’s wish for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is married to the Queen’s son Prince Edward, and in recent months has stepped up her royal duties. She has undertaken charity work, spoken with key workers on the front line against coronavirus and even shared homeschooling tips with parents on Instagram in the wake of the lockdown.

Sophie has a very busy royal schedule, and this was explored even further in an interview with The Times this weekend.

The Countess spoke of her recent visit to South Sudan, and the work she does campaigning against sexual violence in conflict.

She was also asked whether she is now being asked to undertake more duties, given there are fewer working royals in The Firm now than there were a few months ago.

Sophie said: “We’ve all got our own little portfolios.

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“I don’t see anything changing, but if we’re asked to do more … I don’t know because it hasn’t really happened.”

She added: “I am pretty busy already, so I’m not sure how much more I can do.

“There are only so many hours in the day. People may pay more attention to what I am doing, but I remain as busy as I have ever been.”

In March 2020, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry stepped down as senior royals and began their lives independent from the Royal Family.

In fact, the Queen often picks Sophie as her companion of choice when attending church.

spoke of how the Queen often picks Sophie as her companion to short trips to church on Sundays and Christmas Days.

Ms Murphy wrote Town and Country Magazine: “Indeed, Sophie is often chosen to accompany the monarch by car to church at Sandringham on Christmas morning while other members of the family walk.”

Sophie herself has also shown her affection for the Queen, openly calling Her Majesty by a sweet nickname during a royal engagement.

Ms Murphy continued: “In a speech at Buckingham Palace in October 2019 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trust, she called the Queen ‘Mama’ and told her she has been ‘so proud to share with you the work I have witnessed being carried out’.”

However, the Queen and Sophie have spent some weeks apart during the coronavirus lockdown, with the Queen isolating in her Windsor Castle home.

The family were due to be reunited this coming Saturday, for the summer celebration of the Queen’s birthday.

However, due to coronavirus and lockdown Trooping the Colour as we know it has been cancelled.

Instead, the Queen’s birthday will be commemorated in a smaller ceremony at Windsor Castle. 

A military salute will take place inside Windsor Castle to celebrate the monarch’s 94th birthday.

This will be televised on BBC One in a special show hosted by Huw Edwards.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman told People: “There will be a small, brief military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark The Queen’s official birthday.”

Published at Sun, 07 Jun 2020 20:43:00 +0000