Sophie Winkleman reveals why she was 'incredibly relieved' when the royal wedding was over

Sophie Winkleman, Prince Harry
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Last weekend saw yet another royal wedding take place at Windsor Castle - the marriage of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston.

And plenty of senior royals attended, including the Queen, Prince Harry, Prince Philip and Princess Beatrice.

Of course, actress Sophie Winkleman - Claudia's sister - was there too, as sister-in-law to the bride. Sophie is married to Lady Gabriella's brother, Lord Frederick Windsor.

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But while it was a very special day for the entire family, Sophie has admitted that she was actually relieved when it was all over - for a very relatable reason.

Sophie and Lord Frederick's daughters, Maud, who is five, and Isabella, 3, were bridesmaids on the big day, following their auntie up the alter at St. George's Chapel.

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And Sophie admitted that seeing her children play such a big role on such a public stage was so nerve-wracking, that she was glad when it was over.

She told the Daily Mail, "It’s nerve-racking being the mother of bridesmaids because you have no clue what they are going to feel like doing while they’re walking up the aisle.

"So while I enjoyed every minute of my sister-in-law’s day, I was incredibly relieved as a mother that it’s all over."

We're sure many mum's can identify with that statement!

Sophie - otherwise known as Lady Frederick Windsor - also revealed that she too paid a special tribute to the newlyweds at the royal wedding reception.

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Whilst opening the London Art Biennale in aid of Age UK, she told Sebastian Shakespeare, "I sang one of my sister-in-law’s favourite songs, Will You Love Me Tomorrow,

"There were a few tears, but I’m not sure if it was because they were moved or wanted me to stop!"

It's been around a year and a half since Sophie was badly injured in a car crash, which saw her face weeks of recovery at home.

Following the accident, Prince Charles kindly shared his personal chef with Sophie, Frederick and their children, in order to make life easier while she recuperated.

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.