How Sophie Wessex Is Helping to Fill Void Left By Meghan And Harry’s Departure
In the wake of Megxit and coronavirus, Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s star has been undeniably burnished and is shining bright as the increased press coverage of Prince Edward’s wife demonstrates.
Various articles have alleged that she is stealthily stepping up as a key cog in The Firm, not to mention not so subtle hints that she is Queen Elizabeth’s favorite daughter-in-law.
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In a recent People article Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty, calls Sophie, “a royal key worker. She is making a difference in a very understated, very ‘Sophie’ way.”
Sophie grew up in a middle-class family and became a royal family after marrying Prince Edward in 1999. Prior to that, she worked as a public relations professional so no doubt she knows a thing or two about the proper way to present oneself publicly for maximum benefit.
Sophie Has Been A Royal For Two Decades And Sponsors 80 Charities
Following the exit of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from the UK, there is an undeniably void in the number of royals available to put forward publicly; not to mention the demise of Prince Andrew’s royal role.
Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, of Bentley’s Entertainment, told People that with Sophie, “There’s no fanfare.”
She reportedly has been helping caterers and party planners to organize meals for National Health Service staff and Armstrong-Jones says, “These are private visits done in her own private time. When she leaves our kitchens, she generally then goes on to do more projects in different hospitals.”
Is Sophie Really Her Majesty’s Favorite Daughter-In-Law?
The Queen regularly asks Sophie to join her for the church at Sandringham and invites Sophie’s widowed father Christopher to Balmoral Castle in the summer.
It has been said that Sophie is her mother-in-law’s favorite but so far neither has confirmed nor denied that rumor!
She recently traveled to South Sudan in a bid to champion women and girls around the world and has joined a UK campaign to end sexual violence in war.
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Additionally, she has represented Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust’s crusade to prevent avoidable blindness across the UK.
A former staffer told People that when she is representing the crown on foreign ground Sophie showcases her strengths. “She has a simple connection with people when she meets patients and families,” says the former staffer. “I think of it as scattering magic dust.”