Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has been gaining much love and respect from royal fans over the past couple of years. She has been regarded as one of Queen Elizabeth’s most loyal allies because she has been helping the monarch, especially after Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Prince Andrew quit their royal duties.
Sophie, Countess Of Wessex, Prince Edward Involved In A Major Scandal
Former royal correspondent Jennie Bond also dubbed Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as the monarchy’s secret weapon. After all, her star is reportedly in ascendancy.
Years ago, no one would’ve thought that Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Edward would become trusted senior working royals of the queen. After all, they were both involved in major controversies.
Prince Edward used to work in the television industry. And he was responsible for creating the program, The Grand Knockout Tournament, which even featured some members of the royal family.
The program was heavily criticized, so Prince Edward eventually decided to cancel it altogether.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on the other hand, was also involved in a controversy pertaining to her former PR company. Her conversation with an undercover reporter where she bragged about her ties to the British clan made front-page news years ago. The mom of two eventually decided to quit the PR company.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, later expressed their desire to work as full-time royals. And the queen granted their request because she knows that they can contribute a lot to the British monarchy.
Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess Of Wessex Became Full-Time Royals After The Scandal
According to Bond, the humiliating experiences that Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, experienced, prepared them for their work as full-time royals.
“Since then, the Wessexes have knuckled down to their lives as full-time working royals. They are very much in demand and I have seen them in action. Edward is fun and funny. Sophie has focused on difficult issues such as sexual violence against women and girls. And she has taken on board the lesson that she is not there to advise or steer a charity as she did as a PR consultant,” Bond said (via Express).
Unlike Princess Diana, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is not the type who draws publicity for her work. For instance, she celebrated her 57th birthday at a COVID-19 vaccination center, but she didn’t share photos from her outing.
“There is no doubt that Sophie’s star is in the ascendancy. She may be the monarchy’s secret weapon whenever the going gets tough,” Bond added.
Sophie, Countess Of Wessex, Praised For Being The Royal Family’s Secret Weapon
Two years ago, royal expert Victoria Murphy also dubbed Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as the royal family’s secret weapon. And she has also become more important to The Firm than ever.
“Her work does not regularly receive the kind of media attention that the younger royals command, but Sophie, now 55, has become a stalwart member of the ‘Firm.’ Her husband is far down the pecking order at 11th in line to the throne, but the Wessexes are two of just a handful of full-time working royals. And the spotlight on Sophie has intensified in the vacuum left as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle step back,” Murphy said (via Express).
Murphy also pointed out the exact moment when Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex took on more duties and responsibilities. She said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the queen released a statement saying that she and her family stand ready to play their part. Shortly after, the Wessexes started playing their key roles.
Amanda Pullinger, CEO of 100 Women in Finance, claimed that Sophie is made more appealing and relatable because she’s regarded as an ordinary individual.
“She actually presents herself as an ordinary person and I think that is increasingly what the Royal Family needs to do,” she said.
And royal expert Emily Nash described Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as one of the unsung members of the royal family.
“And in fact, she’s been working on quite gritty subject matters for a lot longer than many people realize,” she said.
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