Sophie Wessex and her husband, Prince Edward, may have to celebrate a special milestone in lockdown.
- The couple are spending lockdown in their Surrey home with their children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount James Severn.
- Sophie has been volunteering to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic
- This follows royal news that Sophie Wessex will inherit a new title when Prince Philip dies.
What will Sophie Wessex be celebrating in lockdown?
Sophie and Edward will mark their 21st wedding anniversary on 19 June.
The royal couple tied the knot at St George’s Chapel back in 1999.
But while they may have originally had big plans to mark the milestone, it looks like they will have to keep things simple due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It's unclear when lockdown will be lifted in the UK, but it's likely there will still be some form of social distancing measures in place in June.
This comes after it was revealed that Sophie and Edward will inherit new titles following Prince Philip's death.
When they married, Sophie and the Queen’s youngest son, Edward, became the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The Queen has traditionally presented dukedoms to her sons and grandsons as wedding gifts.
However, Prince Edward declined because he wanted the title of the character named Lord Wessex in Shakespeare in Love.
It was then decided that Prince Edward will inherit his father Prince Philip’s Duke of Edinburgh title following his death.
This means that Sophie, Countess of Wessex will become Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh.
The Queen withholds the right give dukedoms to whoever she pleases and gave both her sons – Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall the titles on their wedding days.
And on grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry’s wedding days, they became the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex respectively.
Robyn is a celebrity and entertainment journalist and editor with over eight years experience in the industry. As well as contributing regular to woman&home, she also often writes for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly and The Sun.
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