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Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Prince Edward’s wife shows growing role role with style trick


Sophie, Countess of Wessex has been a working royal since her wedding in 1999. Both Sophie and Prince Edward could get new royal titles in the future. A style expert has explained how the royal is already preparing for this.

She was spotted at the St John Ambulance Operational Support Hub in June and visiting a pub in Windlesham in July.

Some royal fans will eagerly wait to see what she is wearing and she has shown off her unique sense of style.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, director of fashion buying at CHO clothing Gareth O’Rourke commented on her looks.

He said: “Sophie, Countess of Wessex has always been known for her elegant yet simple fashion sense.

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“She is known to be extremely hard working in her role to support the Queen and her involvement in various charity work.”

It is thought Prince Edward could one day be given the title of the Duke of Edinburgh, which is currently held by his father Prince Philip.

If he does take the position, Sophie would be known as the Duchess of Edinburgh.

This title was formerly held by the Queen after she married Prince Philip and before her coronation.

He explained she could use her style to promote causes that are important from her.

“It’s no surprise that we haven’t seen her in flamboyant or stand out pieces up until recently,” he continued.

“Bold fashion statements are a great way for the Countess of Wessex to gain media attention and raise awareness of her charity work.”

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The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 71, is currently second-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 35. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.



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