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Sophie Wessex being in the spotlight is what Prince Philip ‘would have wanted,’ royal author claims

Sophie Wessex being in the spotlight is what beloved Prince Philip 'would have wanted,' royal author Ingrid Seward claimed, speaking to The Times.

Sophie Wessex being in the spotlight is what beloved Prince Philip ‘would have wanted,’ royal author Ingrid Seward claimed, speaking to The Times.

Queen Elizabeth II and Sophie Wessex

The Countess of Wessex being in the spotlight is what Prince Philip ‘would have wanted’ and helps to ‘keep his memory alive,’ a royal author has claimed.

Her Majesty’s daughter-in-law Sophie, 56, has often been noted as the monarch’s ‘favourite’ family member and closest confidante and has reportedly been encouraged by the monarch to fill the gap left by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following Megxit at the start of 2020. 

‘The Queen is very canny. And she has always been very fond of Sophie,’ Ingrid Seward said, speaking to The Times. 

‘Prince Philip adored Sophie, and the Queen feels that now is the moment to push her, just gently. “Give some interviews, do some stuff. You work very hard, no one takes any notice. Get out there!” I can see her saying that.

‘It’s what Prince Philip would have wanted, and now he is gone, doing what he would have wanted keeps his memory alive. I think he would have really liked Edward and Sophie to be a bit more high profile.’ 

The Countess and Prince Philip’s special bond was highlighted further when the royal broke down in tears as she opened up about his death during an emotional BBC interview.

Sophie, who is mother to 17-year-old Lady Louise Windsor and son James, Viscount Severn, 13, said the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing on April 9 had left a ‘giant-sized hole in our lives’ during an interview with Naga Munchetty at St James’s Palace.

The 56-year-old, who is married to Prince Edward, choked up as she recalled taking a photograph of the Queen and her husband in Scotland in 2003. 

 

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