Royal Family Member On Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Exit: 'I Just Hope They Will Be Happy'
Written by Huffingtonpost on June 8, 2020
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, opened up about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a revealing new interview with the UK’s The Sunday Occasions.
The countess, who’s married to Prince Edward and due to this fact Harry’s aunt and Queen Elizabeth’s daughter-in-law, spoke about what it’s wish to marry into the royal household. The queen reportedly appointed Sophie to assist mentor Meghan with royal life.
“All of us attempt to assist any new member of the household,” she stated within the piece. Sophie added that in comparison with somebody like Meghan, who had a short courtship with Harry earlier than getting engaged and married, she had extra time to organize for royal life.
“Bear in mind I’d had 5 years to regulate, and for our six-month engagement I used to be even staying in Buckingham Palace,” the countess instructed the outlet. “Not that you just essentially know the way it will pan out.”
The piece additionally delves into Sophie and Edward’s struggles with the press consideration of their lives. Previous to tying the knot with Edward, Sophie was the sufferer of The Solar publishing previous topless pictures of now-countess.
She additionally bumped into tabloid bother when she fell for an undercover reporter posing as a sheik’s assistant, and spoke on quite a few matters in what grew to become generally known as the “Sophie tapes.”
Very similar to Meghan and Harry, Sophie and Edward additionally tried to have careers whereas remaining royals. After a number of scandals, nonetheless, they determined to commit themselves full-time to their work as royals.
However as for Meghan and Harry’s resolution to step again as working members of the royal household, Sophie solely needs one factor: “I simply hope they are going to be completely satisfied.”
She additionally addressed reviews that she can be one of many members of the family who will step as much as fill the Sussexes’ engagements.
“We’ve all obtained our personal little portfolios,” the royal stated. “I don’t see something altering, but when we’re requested to do extra … I don’t know as a result of it hasn’t actually occurred.”
Harry and Meghan introduced their resolution to step again as working members of the royal household on Jan. 8. Since then, the household has relocated to Los Angeles with their son, Archie, who just lately celebrated his first birthday.
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