For Elizabeth II, it was almost obvious. Since the establishment of Megxit and the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the United States, His Majesty has made sure to manage everything with a master hand. Several months after the Sussexes settled in Los Angeles, the British monarch finally found an official replacement for them. And the announcement of her name will not surprise anyone since it is Sophie of Wessex, a woman that Elizabeth II has appreciated for very long years. But the past few months have not been easy for Prince Edward and his wife, who were starting to get used to being highlighted by the Crown. According to expert Angela Levin, the couple have even “felt left out” as the two are “very keen” to play a bigger role in the royal family. According to the royal author, the son of Elizabeth II and the countess have already started to mobilize to take over from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A godsend for Her Majesty who “adores” Sophie of Wessex, a “hardworking and relentless” woman.
“I am sure the Earl and Countess of Wessex will step up their efforts,” she said in The Express columns. They have done so recently since Harry and Meghan left. They are very keen to make things, I think they feel like they’ve been left out a bit and now is a chance. ” In recent months, the relationship between the two women has taken on a new dimension. “They live very close to the Queen in Windsor and they often went to church on the Sunday before the lockdown,” the Crown expert said. “And she learned to ride a horse so she could ride with Her Majesty. ” Sophie of Wessex and Prince Edward were among eight royals who gathered outside Windsor Castle a few weeks ago, dubbed “the new venture”: the couple, Kate Middleton, Prince William , Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles and Princess Anne.
Sophie of Wessex, the “Queen’s Favorite”
A choice far from trivial when we know that Sophie of Wessex has always been in the Queen’s papers. Over the years, the Countess has indeed forged very close ties with her stepmother. who welcomed her with open arms in 1999, when she married Prince Edward. Very close, the two women have an almost family relationship. Moreover, during one of her speeches, Sophie of Wessex addressed the queen by calling her “mom”. Often described as “the queen’s favorite”, she gradually went from being a secondary member of the royal family to that of a prominent member. It is therefore not a surprise that Elizabeth II chose him to replace on the front of the stage the Sussexes, very happy on the other side of the Atlantic. A situation that therefore suits all the protagonists.
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