Queen Sophie Wessex’s ‘favourite’ has become her ‘rock’ after Prince Philip’s death

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The Queen’s ‘favourite’ Sophie Wessex has become her ‘rock’ after Prince Philip’s death by ‘calling at least once a day and making sure she is fully supported’, says royal expert

  • Countess of Wessex has become the Queen’s ‘rock’ after Prince Philip’s death
  • Sophie would ‘call at least once a day and make sure she’s fully supported’
  • Her Majesty’s daughter-in-law is often referred to as the monarch’s ‘favourite’

The Countess of Wessex has become the Queen’s “rock” after Prince Philip’s death by “calling at least once a day and making sure she is fully supported,” a royal expert claimed.

Her Majesty’s 56-year-old daughter-in-law, Sophie, is often seen as the monarch’s “favorite” relative and closest confidante.

After the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 9, Prince Edward’s wife was a mainstay for the Queen, according to royal commentator Duncan Larcombe.

He told The sun: ‘Sophie Wessex has emerged as the Queen’s unlikely ‘rock’ as the monarch adjusts to life without Prince Philip.

The Countess of Wessex (pictured with the monarch in 2019) has become the Queen’s ‘rock’ after Prince Philip’s death by ‘calling at least once a day and making sure she’s fully supported,’ claimed one royal expert

Prince Edward’s wife has made it her personal mission – according to sources – to ensure that Her Majesty is fully supported by the family.

“Since the Duke’s death in April, Sophie has driven the 10 miles from her home in Bagshot Park to Windsor Castle every few days and most weekends to spend time at a distance with Her Majesty.”

For the days when she can’t see the Queen in person, the Countess has “called her mother-in-law at least once a day.”

Sophie, the mother of 17-year-old Lady Louise Windsor and son James, Viscount Severn, 13, explained to the Telegraph how these lockdown visits involved the Queen standing on a 20-foot-high balcony and waving down.

It was previously reported that Sophie is one of four loyal, discreet and “extremely trustworthy” women in the Queen’s inner circle who provide crucial support as she faces life without her beloved Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99. age died.

Her Majesty Sophie's daughter-in-law (pictured with the Queen in 2019), 56, is often seen as the monarch's 'favorite' relative and closest confidante

Her Majesty Sophie’s daughter-in-law (pictured with the Queen in 2019), 56, is often seen as the monarch’s ‘favorite’ relative and closest confidante

“Sophie is like another daughter of the Queen, they are so close,” said a royal source. “She is trusted and trusted like few others.”

The pair would speak at least once a day and regularly enjoy “movie afternoons” on Saturdays when they watch old movies together.

Mr Larcombe’s comments follow reports that the Queen was “quietly and privately remembering” Prince Philip on what would have been her husband’s 100th birthday yesterday.

Earlier this week, the 95-year-old monarch paid a moving tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at the age of 99 by planting a special rose in the garden of her home, Windsor Castle.

Palace sources have now revealed how the Queen, who will have a busy weekend hosting US President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill for tea, had no engagements yesterday and instead spent the day in private.

Royal insiders told Vanity FairHer Majesty’s Katie Nicholl was visited by Prince Andrew and the Wessexes on the poignant occasion.

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