As royals’share passion,’ Sophie, Countess of Wessex becomes the Queen’s “mainstay support.”
THE QUEEN’S LONELINESS was feared after Prince Philip’s death.
However, one member of the Royal Family has made a point of refusing to allow this to happen.
From the time they married in November 1947 until his death in April 2021, Her Majesty The Queen, 95, shared her home with her late husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The absence of the Duke, whom the monarch described as her “strength and stay,” worried royal fans and experts that it would take its toll on her.
Royal biographer Christopher Wilson, writing in the Daily Express, claimed that the Queen is well-protected and cared for.
“However, while the head of the House of Windsor may be feeling more alone than ever, the heart that leads the House of Windsor has received a lot of support,” he said.
“Since her widowhood, the Queen’s family has rallied around her, with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, emerging as her most stalwart supporter.
“Sophie shares the Queen’s love of horses, and the two have ridden together at Windsor on a regular basis for the past 15 years, but they share much more.”
“It’s little-known that the Queen counts among her many interests a great love of military history, and this is something Sophie shares,” an insider told Mr Wilson.
“They discuss the subject by exchanging books.”
“With or without Prince Edward, Sophie will frequently come over from Bagshot Park to stay at Windsor for a night or two, and she and the Queen will have long and meaningful talks.”
Sophie, 56, has recently become a popular royal, thanks to her hard work and support for her mother-in-law.
In 1999, she married Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the Queen’s youngest son.
Since then, she has witnessed — and assisted in — the Firm’s many misfortunes.
Sophie’s role within the Firm was pushed up a notch after Prince Andrew, Duke of York stepped down in 2019.
Then, last year, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stepped down from the Palace and relocated to the United States, putting her in a stronger position.
Sophie’s royal commitments grew as the Royal Family lost three key members — Andrew, Harry, and Meghan.
She and her husband are currently performing more than 500 royal engagements per year.
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