According to a royal expert, Sophie Wessex is “exactly what the royal family needs” because it “gets along” and does not undertake “very glamorous” projects.
Ingrid Seward revealed how the 55-year-old countess approaches her role in The Firm in a “no-frills” manner and said that she “did things regardless of attention.”
The Countess, who is currently isolated at home in Bagshot Park, Surrey, with her husband Prince Edward, 56, and their children Lady Louise Windsor, 16, and James, Viscount Severn, 12, has been spotted volunteering at food banks and preparing lunches for NHS staff in recent weeks.
Seward told CBC News: “Sophie does everything very slowly, partly because the media does not obsessively follow her as they do with William and Catherine and partly because the things she does are not necessarily very glamorous. “
Sophie Wessex, 55, hailed as “simple” and “exactly what the royal family needs” because she “just keeps” doing her royal duty, says Ingrid Seward
Seward’s comments come days after her appearance, the countess volunteered in her community amid the coronavirus pandemic (photo, working at a food bank last week)
Seward went on to say that this is exactly what the royal family needed and compared it to Princess Anne, who is often considered the hardest working royal.
The royal expert said that Sophie would probably follow in her footsteps, thanks to her “no frills” attitude.
She went on to explain how Sophie was “someone who takes care of things regardless of the attention they get,” which was exactly what we needed in The Firm.
Meanwhile, her colleague Katie Nicholl went on to reveal how Sophie “is doing her duty diligently and calmly,” explaining that this was part of the reason why the countess is so close to the queen.
Countess spent time secretly working as a volunteer preparing lunches for NHS workers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
Katie said that their camaraderie came “gradually” and without haste from Sophie, the two women enjoying both horse riding, military history and “a nasty sense of humor”.
Yesterday, the royal followed in the footsteps of her husband, Prince Edward, Prince Charles, Prince William and the Duchess of Cornwall, to open a field hospital in Nightingale.
In her recorded message, Sophie paid tribute to the city in the North East and said that she was “close to her heart”, saying: “This hospital demonstrates that when we meet, we can achieve great things.
Sophie, who is currently in solitary confinement with her husband, Prince Edward, 56, at their home in Surrey, has been hailed by Seward as “going ahead without worrying about things”.
The Countess also volunteered several times in the past month.
Last week, Sophie volunteered at a food bank to prepare boxes of food for vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
The mother of two appeared cheerful while chatting with staff and other volunteers and put on protective gloves to sort food in boxes at the Lighthouse Food Bank in Woking, Surrey.
The countess is particularly close to her mother-in-law the queen, 93, the royal expert Katie Nicholls attributing her down-to-earth attitude
A few days earlier, the Mail revealed how the Countess secretly worked as a volunteer to prepare lunches for NHS staff once a week alongside professional chefs organized by millionaire British financier Ian Wace.
His team has produced an impressive 59,000 free meals per week, working 24 hours a day, for front line staff at hospitals in Greater London, including Barts, King’s, Epsom and St Helier.
According to the organizers, the countess arrives in one day a week, quietly and without fanfare, preparing, cooking and cleaning.