In a rare interview with Telegraph June 4, 2021, prince Edward and his wife the countess of Sophie de Wessex returned to the truth interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Oprah Winfrey. An interview broadcast on television last March and which did not fail to shake the Crown, since the Sussexes have suggested that some members of the royal family had “concerns” about the color of their son Archie’s skin ( 2 years), before his birth.
When asked if they too watched the interview, Elizabeth II’s youngest son and his wife replied derisively: “Oprah who?“To which Sophie from Wessex added:”Yes, what interview?“For Prince Harry’s uncle and aunt, it is better to bounce back with humor rather than adding oil to a fire that is not quite extinguished … Also during this interview, the countess played the card of appeasement: “We’re still a family no matter what, and we always will be.”
The 56-year-old Briton, born Sophie Rhys-Jones, said she had a “long conversation“with Harry when he returned to the UK last April to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip. The Duke of Sussex had not seen his relatives for over a year by then, following her departure from the monarchy and her installation in California with Meghan Markle. Did the countess try to play conciliators, like Kate Middleton? Perhaps the imminent birth of the Sussexes’ second child (a little girl ), will really turn the page …
Seeing his Majesty alone, it was really poignant
Prince Edward and his wife also reconsidered the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, held in a small committee at Windsor Castle, due to the pandemic. With their children, Louise and James (17 and 13), the Earl and Countess of Wessex were able to pay homage to Prince Philip despite a very special context. “It was extraordinarily strange to enter St George’s Chapel and find the nave completely empty, the youngest of Charles, Anne and Andrew remembered. It’s always difficult with that stuff because you’re in the middle, so you have no idea what it necessarily looks like from the outside. It got really poignant to be there because it was suddenly so intimate.”
For Sophie from Wessex, the image of her somewhat lonely stepmother facing the coffin of her lifelong husband turned out to be very moving … “Seeing his Majesty alone, it was really poignant“. Always so devoted to her function, Elizabeth II has already resumed royal engagements. After having endured several trials with dignity, be it Brexit, the pandemic, the Megxit or the death of her husband, the 95-year-old queen. is now preparing for a major and much more joyful event: his platinum jubilee, i.e. his 70 years on the throne.