Sophie Wessex's unique trait has been revealed. The royal explained to some very special guests at a royal engagement that she's ambidextrous—a rare ability she shares with Meghan Markle!
- Sophie Wessex's rare ability means that she's able to write with both right and left hands.
- This ability, shared with Meghan Markle, came in handy during a very special royal engagement.
- In other royal news, Queen’s grandchildren spotted together after heartbreaking Prince Philip memorial
Sophie Wessex's unique trait came in handy during a recent royal engagement at Buckingham Palace. Ambidexterity is the ability to use the right and left hands equally well. Whereas most people have a dominant hand, people like Sophie and Meghan Markle can use both!
This nifty ability was helpful in a bit of gardening when Sophie was helping schoolchildren add to the 1400 trees already planted at Buckingham Palace in honor of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
During the labor-intensive engagement, the Countess said, "I'm left-handed. Well, I’m ambidextrous which means I can do things with both hands." She added, "This is going to be the best-planted tree here, how many trees do you think are here already?"
Although it's been said that Sophie Wessex has, "very big shoes to fill," as the Queen announced her prestigious new role, it's clear that she's certainly a very hands-on individual.
After the Countess and schoolchildren, who were from Grange Park Primary School in Shropshire, finished the task at hand, they headed to the Bow Room inside the palace.
Inside the Bow Room, the children were all gifted a commemorative Jubilee coin from the Royal Mint, as a thank you for their hard work and a memento of the big day.
Learning that there were only 7,000 of the 50p coins minted, the Countess explained to them that these weren't your average coins. "So don’t put them in your piggy banks," she said, "don’t spend it, it is something really, really special to mark your special qualifications. If you have children and grandchildren one day, they will see it and know how really, really special it is."
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