By Laura Harman
In a recent interview, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex have addressed the royal family drama that took place following Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
• Prince Edward and his wife Sophie the Countess of Wessex have weighed in on the royal drama concerning Prince Harry and Meghan.
• The royal couple revealed their opinions in a recent interview with The Telegraph.
• In other royal news, Princess Eugenie debuts new sleek hairstyle in powerful video.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex joked about the explosive interview that royal family members, Prince Harry and Meghan had with Oprah Winfrey.
In Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex's first joint interview since 1990, the couple was asked if they had watched the tell-all Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan. To this line of questioning, the couple jokingly responded, “Oprah who?” and “what interview?”
It was in this interview that shocking comments about Archie that made Oprah gasp in horror were revealed. It was also this interview that was hit by over 5,000 complaints following its release.
Although the couple joked, they also did respond sincerely and spoke warmly about Prince Harry and Meghan’s place in the royal family. Sophie spoke about her long chat with her nephew Prince Harry.
The Countess of Wessex revealed that she and Prince Harry had a length discussion at Prince Philip’s funeral. Sophie explained, “'We are still a family no matter what happens, we always will be."
Prince Edward also spoke about his father’s funeral and revealed that the pandemic restrictions created an “extraordinary odd” ceremony.
He revealed, “It was extraordinarily odd walking into St George's Chapel and finding the nave completely empty. It's always difficult with these kinds of things because you're in the middle of it, so you've got no idea what it necessarily looks like from the outside. It became really poignant to be there because it was suddenly so very intimate.”
The Countess also spoke about the loss of her father-in-law and specifically spoke about how this loss has affected the Queen.
Countess Sophie revealed, “'To see Her Majesty on her own; it was very poignant.” She also went on to say that she was saddened that many of the Duke of Edinburgh’s friends and extended family could not attend his funeral due to Covid-19 restrictions. Edward and Sophie attended the funeral with their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, and their son, James, Viscount Severn. While James lives at home with the couple at their Bagshot residence, Lady Louise Windsor's school is the main residence of the teenager as a boarding pupil.
”I really felt for friends and family, as well as people from the Duke's organizations who were devastated that they couldn't pay their respects,' she said. “But it would have been the same for every other family everywhere else.”
The royal couple also spoke about their recent move to being more prominent members of the royal family who have recently taken on more and more responsibilities.
The Countess of Wessex revealed, “Inevitably the spotlight and the focus falls on younger members as time goes on. We’ve plodded along doing what we’re doing, hopefully doing it well. And then all of a sudden there’s a bit of a hiatus and things have changed a bit.”
Royal fans are loving the Countess of Wessex's more prominent role and many have shared their delight on social media. In a recent video on the royal family's Instagram page, the Countess spoke about normalizing the conversation around periods and menopause.
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Fans loved this video and many took to the comment section to share their fondness of the Countess. One fan said, " Such a wonderful lady. Not that my opinion matters, but my absolute favorite royal."
Another said, "She really deserves a promotion... duchess really is more appropriate for someone who is so loyal and serving of the monarch!"
We love hearing more from this forward-thinking member of the royal family and look forward to seeing more of the Countess in the near future!
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