It is an ordeal that has greatly shaken the British royal family. On April 9, Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99. A departure that left a “huge void”, as Sophie from Wessex mentioned, with great emotion, in an interview for BBC Radio 5 Live, this Wednesday, June 16. Indeed, Prince Edward’s wife admitted that she still finds it very difficult to grieve, especially in these times of a pandemic: “It’s difficult to spend as much time with the Queen as we would like. We have tried. , but of course, it’s not that easy “she confided before bursting into tears live:” Things have not yet returned to normal “she regrets and continues:” I therefore thinks that the whole grieving process may be much longer for us. ”
Still very affected, two months after the departure of the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Sophie of Wessex still finds it difficult to tell herself that he is gone: “It is only when you do things that you would usually have done with them. , that you suddenly realize that they are no longer there “she said before recalling some memories shared with the Duke of Edinburgh, to whom she was very close, just like her daughter Lady Louise. Before taking his last breath, Prince Philip was also “very happy” that his granddaughter got into horse riding.
Was Sophie of Wessex present at Prince Philip’s funeral?
A few days earlier, it was in the columns of the Telegraph that Sophie of Wessex had returned to the funeral of Prince Philip, which took place on April 17 in Windsor. “I think that the fact that we are so few has only increased the intensity of this moment”, she said, referring in particular to a particularly moving moment of the ceremony: “It was when the The soldiers were ordered to reverse their weapons, ”she recalled. A moment “where everything stopped” according to her, while the military had to point their guns down and bow their heads while waiting for the Duke of Edinburgh in his hearse. A touching scene for Sophie of Wessex who was also very moved when she saw her husband Prince Edward walking behind the remains of Prince Philip.
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