When Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced they were resigning from their roles as senior royals, they weren’t on the best terms with the British royal family. For over a year, the Sussexes had been begging the royal family to intervene because the tabloids are making their lives miserable.
When their concerns fell on deaf ears, and the royals instead, advised the couple to adhere to the “stiff upper lip” policy, they felt compelled to take drastic measures. Thankfully, in the five months since Megxit was first announced, the Sussexes have reportedly mended fences with the royals.
Now, Sophie, Countess of Wessex who was particularly close to Meghan is coming forward to speak about Megxit.
Meghan Markle and Sophie, Countess of Wessex shared a tight bond
Though royal fans and experts wanted Meghan and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to be best friends, the women had very little in common. Instead, Meghan bonded with Sophie because of their shared experiences and since their homes in Windsor were very close.
“According to sources, the Queen has earmarked Sophie as a royal mentor for Meghan,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Express. “The two spent time together at Royal Ascot last year and are understood to get along well. The pair share similar backgrounds, as Sophie, like Meghan, gave up a successful career (in PR) to marry into the Royal Family, so is in a position to help Meghan.”
The British royal family seems to understand Megxit now
When Megxit was first announced, the royals were reportedly horrified. After all, in modern times, what Prince Harry and Meghan did was unprecedented. However, amid Prince William examining the “stiff upper lip policy” and the terrifying coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it appears that Sussexes and the royals are looking toward the future.
Now, some remaining senior royals are coming forward to voice their support for the pair. “I think it was probably easier for them, and I think most people would argue that there are downsides to having titles,” Princess Anne told Vanity Fair. “So I think that was probably the right thing to do.”
Meanwhile, Sophie has suggested that Meghan never got a real chance to adjust to royal life. “I’d had five years to adjust,” she revealed to The Sunday Times about dating Prince Edward for years before marrying him in 1999. “For our six-month engagement, I was even staying in Buckingham Palace. Not that you necessarily know how it will pan out.”
Sophie, Countess of Wessex wants one thing for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Now that tensions aren’t so high, and the Sussexes are half-way around the world focusing on their own ventures, the royals are getting more candid about Megxit.
The Countess of Wessex was quite cryptic when she discussed the royal family’s efforts when it came to a new royal navigating The Crown. “We all try to help any new member of the family,” she explained to The Sunday Times. Unfortunately, this was not enough.
However, for Sophie, she wants one thing for the couple, “I just hope they will be happy,” she told said.