In a new interview, the Countess of Wessex, Sophie, has opened up and talked about the real reason why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left their positions as senior royals.
The wife of Prince Edward spoke about the unexpected hardships of being a royal during a recent interview, and she explained that it might have been incredibly hard for Meghan at the beginning of her marriage with Prince Harry.
According to the Countess of Wessex, when she married Prince Edward in 1999, she already had five years to adjust to being into the royal family, unlike Meghan, who dated Prince Harry for a much shorter period of time before tying the knot.
Sophie stated that for the period that she was engaged to Prince Edward, which lasted for half a year, she was allowed to stay at the Buckingham Palace and had more time to become familiar with the lifestyle.
She explained: “For our six-month engagement, I was even staying in Buckingham Palace. Not that you necessarily know how it will pan out.”
Sophie went on to say: “We all try to help any new member of the family.”
When asked about how she felt about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the countess opinionated that she just hoped they would be happy.
Currently, the Countess and the Count of Wessex reside in Bagshot Park with their 16-year old daughter, Lady Louise Windsor and their 12-year-old son, James, Viscount Severn.
The home of the Wessex is in close proximity to Frogmore Cottage, which was supposed to house Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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Throwback to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending Trooping the Color on this day last year. This was Meghan’s first public outing since debuting baby Archie a month before after his birth. . Trooping the Color is cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic but it will return hopefully next year and we’ll see Meghan and Harry there. That will be one of the few royal events they’ll attend. Credit 📸: @samhussein1
Sophie Wessex, who is a proud mother of two, finished the last year as the royal with the most official engagements and even surpassed members of the royal family like Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince William.
It seems that the royal couple is settling well in California, for it has been confirmed that Meghan’s mother, Doria Loyce Ragland, has moved in with them.
Fans are now hoping for baby number two because Doria is present to help with Archie.
A fan of Harry and the former actress said this on social media: “Maybe now that grandma is moving in, trying for another baby would be perfect for Archie and his loving granny nanny. 🙏🙏🙏”
Another Instagrammer wrote: “We have lots of respect and love for them. We keep them in our daily prayers. Hoping they are living life on their own terms and enjoying their baby made from this union.”
Some experts also argue that the power couple was probably in search of more freedom.