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”.View this post on Instagram
Tonight The Countess of Wessex was joined by members of a women's parliamentary group and staff during a tour of the chamber of Parliament, Freetown, on the first day of her visit to Sierra Leone. She also met the Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh at the State House. The Countess seems to wear her @maisonvalentino printed skirt and @sophiehabsburg_official Cleo clutch. Blouse and shoes NO ID. #countessofwessex #windsor #westminster #royalfamily #royals #uk #england #kensingtonpalace #kensingtonroyal #sussexroyal #buckinghampalace #royaltour #sophierhysjones #earlofwessex #followme
“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.
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