Queen Elizabeth II found her mainstay support in one member of the royal family after Prince Philip passed away. However, she was neither Kate Middleton nor Meghan Markle, but her daughter-in-law, Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Queen Elizabeth Well Taken Care And Has A Mainstay Support
Many were concerned about Queen Elizabeth II after Prince Philip passed away. Her Majesty once described her late husband as her "strength and Stay." Thus, many are worried that his absence would take a toll on her.
However, royal biographer Christopher Wilson said Her Majesty is well-surrounded and taken care of. In fact, one member of the family has been her main support.
"While the head that wears the crown may feel lonelier than ever now, the heart that leads the House of Windsor has been given much support," Wilson said per Express. "Since she was widowed, her family has rallied around the Queen, with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, becoming the mainstay in her support."
Yes, the Queen's main support is neither Kate Middleton nor Meghan Markle but Prince Edward's wife.
"Sophie shares the Queen's passion for horses, and they have ridden out regularly together at Windsor over the past 15 years, but they have more in common than that," he explained.
According to Wilson, both Queen Elizabeth II and Sophie share the same interests, like their love for military history. They even exchange books on the subject. Sophie reportedly comes over from Bagshot Park to stay with the Queen at Windsor for a night or two with or without her husband, Prince Edward. Then, the countess and the Queen will have long and meaningful conversations.
Queen Elizabeth And Sophie, Countess Of Wessex's Relationship
Queen Elizabeth II and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, have always had a great relationship. Prince Edward is the Queen and Prince Philip's only child who didn't get a divorce. All of his siblings Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew divorced their first spouses.
Sophie wasn't raised in the same standards as members of the royal family do. However, she was able to win the Queen's favor even if Her Majesty rarely let her guards down.
In her early days of marriage, she sets herself a series of tasks to win the Queen. She learned how to ride properly, catch fish, enjoy shoot games, and drive a carriage. Sophie was not a natural rider and had lots of lessons to learn and she did it, an observer told The Sun. Their great relationship is evident in the number of times Sophie accompanied the Queen in various engagements.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex's role within the firm is up a nudge after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step down from their royal duties. After the palace lost three key members — Prince Harry, Markle, and Prince Andrew — Sophie's commitments to the firm inevitably grew and royal fans loved it.
Stay tuned for more updates about the Queen, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and other members of the royal family.