The members of the royal family were moved during the wake of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II this Saturday, September 17 by the eight grandchildren of Elizabeth II. Sophie of Wessex seemed particularly affected during these fifteen minutes.
She was known to be particularly close to Queen Elizabeth II and very affected by her death on September 8. But this Saturday, September 17, the wife of Prince Edward, Sophie of Wessex, seemed close to breaking down as she watched her children, Lady Louise Windsor, 18 years old and James, Viscount Severn, barely 14 years old, participate in the wake of the grandchildren from the backstage of Westminster Hall. The day before, King Charles III, and his siblings, Andrew, the Duke of York, Princess Anne and Prince Edward also stood guard around their mother’s coffin at the “Princes’ Vigil.”
The children of the youngest son of the Queen and Sophie of Wessex were joined by their cousins, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and of course Prince Harry, who received special permission to put on his military uniform from his father, King Charles III, and Prince William. They too seemed very emotional during the fifteen minutes of the vigil.
A very strong relationship between Sophie of Wessex and Elizabeth II
Very discreet, Sophie of Wessex was in the small papers of Elizabeth II. Cosmopolitan magazine of September 9 tells that the mother of James and Louise has always been very involved in her role as Countess, which she takes very seriously. An enthusiasm that has not gone unnoticed by the Queen, especially since the wife of the youngest son of Elizabeth II publicly supports many causes and does not miss any of the important events of the crown.
When Prince Philip died in 2021, Sophie of Wessex proved to be a great support for Elizabeth II. “The Duchess of Wessex has made it her duty to call her mother-in-law at least once a day,” royal expert Duncan Larcombe recently told Fabulous. A closeness that has brought the two women even closer and explains why Sophie of Wessex seemed so upset this Saturday when she saw her children guarding the coffin of her beloved mother-in-law.
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