In keeping with blue blood custom, Sophie Wessex was ‘snubbed by the Queen’ on her wedding day.
The Queen’s favorite in-law is reported to be SOPHIE WESSEX.
But, according to a notable critic, Her Majesty declined Prince Edward’s wife an important request on their wedding day, refusing her request to be dubbed Princess Sophie. In June 1999, Prince Edward and Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones married at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.
Before the wedding, the bride-to-be, who would soon become Countess of Wessex, requested the unique title from the Queen.
In Vanity Fair, royal expert Katie Nicholl writes, “The Countess of Wessex had intended to be known as Princess Sophie, but the Queen would not allow it.”
The Queen’s denial of Sophie’s request, on the other hand, appears to be consistent with the proper use of titles within the Royal Family of the United Kingdom.
Princesses can only be born of blue blood.
Even in the case of Lady Diana, who was incorrectly referred to as Princess Diana, her official title was Princess of Wales, which bound her to Charles’ title after their marriage.
In 1999, the Countess of Wessex had the chance to become the Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince Edward, on the other hand, did not want to be a duke and instead chose to be the Earl of Wessex.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex had two children together since their marriage. In 2003, their daughter Lady Louise Windsor was born, and in 2007, their son James, Viscount of Severn, joined the Royal Family.
“She is trusted and depended on by the Queen in a way I couldn’t say applied to the Duchess of Cambridge or the Duchess of Cornwall,” a senior royal adviser said of Sophie’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth.
“She is like another daughter to Her Majesty, they are that close,” the person continued.
“She converses with Sophie in the same way she conversed with Princess Margaret.
“When her sister and the Queen Mother died in 2002, Sophie filled a horrible void in the Queen’s life.”