With the Countess of Wessex in the spotlight, this is what Prince Philip “would have wanted” and help “keep her memory alive,” a royal author has claimed.
Her Majesty’s daughter-in-law, 56, has often been considered the monarch’s ‘favorite’ family member and closest confidante and is said to have been encouraged by the monarch to fulfill the gap left by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the Megxit in early 2020.
“The queen is very cunning. And she has always loved Sophie very much, ”Ingrid Seward said, speaking to The Times.
“Prince Philip adored Sophie, and the Queen thinks the time has come to push her, just gently. “Give interviews, do stuff. You work very hard, no one is paying attention. Get out! I can see her say that.
With the Countess of Wessex in the spotlight, that’s what beloved Prince Philip “would have wanted,” a royal author has said. Pictured speaking before leaving Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh at the start of a 450km bike ride to Buckingham Palace in London
Her Majesty and Sophie attend Day One of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot
“That’s what Prince Philip would have wanted, and now he’s gone, doing what he wanted keeps his memory alive. I think he really would have liked Edward and Sophie to be a bit more prominent. ‘
The special bond of the Countess and Prince Philip was further highlighted when the royal broke down in tears as she spoke about her death in an emotional interview with the BBC.
Sophie, who is the mother of Lady Louise Windsor, 17, and her son James, Viscount Severn, 13, said the Duke of Edinburgh’s death on April 9 left a ‘giant hole in our lives’ during an interview with Naga Munchetty at the Palais Saint-Jacques.
The 56-year-old, married to Prince Edward, suffocated when she remembered taking a photo of the Queen and her husband in Scotland in 2003.
The special bond of the Countess and Prince Philip was further highlighted when the royal broke down in tears as she spoke about her death in an emotional interview with the BBC. Pictured at Prince Philip’s funeral
The photo, taken atop the Coyles of Muick near Balmoral, was not released by Her Majesty until after Prince Philip’s death and was her favorite.
In a touching and high-profile interview, Sophie admitted that the grieving process will take “a lot longer” because of the pandemic.
She also told the heartwarming story of Philip “chatting” with his daughter Louise about horse-drawn carriage driving and how “he was so happy that she started the sport”.
It comes after royal expert Duncan Larcombe claimed the Countess of Wessex had become the Queen’s’ rock ‘after Prince Philip’s death by’ calling at least once a day and making sure she was fully supported ”.
Her Majesty’s daughter-in-law (pictured with the Queen in 2019), 56, has often been considered the monarch’s ‘favorite’ family member and his closest confidante
He told The Sun: ‘Sophie Wessex has become the Queen’s unlikely’ rock ‘as the monarch adjusts to life without Prince Philip.
According to sources, Prince Edward’s wife has made it her personal mission to ensure that Her Majesty is fully supported by the family.
“Since the Duke’s death in April, Sophie has walked the 10 miles from her home from Bagshot Park to Windsor Castle every few days and most weekends to spend time with Her Majesty at a social distance. “
For the days when she can’t make it to see the Queen in person, the Countess “made a point of calling her mother-in-law at least once a day”.