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Revealed: The royal who will replace Harry and Meghan

Revealed: The royal who will replace Harry and Meghan

With Prince Harry and Meghan officially kicking off their new life in Canada, the palace is set to enlist the help of another royal to take on more engagements.

Sophie Wessex, who is considered to be the Queen’s “long-term favourite”, will be “replacing” the Sussexes and representing the Queen after Harry and Meghan stood down from their royal duties.

The 55-year-old is married to Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest son, and is being asked to help “ease the burden”.

“[Sophie] has been singled out as a person the Palace would like to help ease the burden,” an insider told The Sun.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, royal expert Phil Dampier revealed that the royal family is “seriously under-staffed”.

“Sophie, has become a star in her own right. She is very close to her Majesty and is a favourite of hers. Recently she has been on several overseas trips and done fantastically well,” he said.

Sophie is also said to be “very popular” with other senior royal members including Prince Charles, 71, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 72.