Speaking to day Times’ Christina Lamb about Prince Harry and Meghan’s departure, Sophie said: “I just hope they will be happy.” She added that the Royal Family actively tries to welcome new members and them feel comfortable.
She said: “We all try to help any new members of the family.”
The Countess went on liken Meghan and Harry’s relationship to when she first met Prince Edward and explained how she dealt with with attention from the media.
She added: “Remember I’d had five years to adjust.
“And for our six-month engagement I was even staying at Buckingham Palace.
“Not that you necessarily know how it will pan out.”
Sophie gets along well with all family members, but she is specifically known for being close to the Queen and Kate Middleton.
She recently participated in the Duchess of Cambridge’s Hold Still photography project by submitting a photograph relating to the subject of the coronavirus lockdown.
The project, which was unveiled in May, aims to show “spirit of the nation” during the pandemic.
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About the the Queen’s close relationship with the Countess, a former royal equerry once told the Sun the Queen finds Sophie’s presence “soothing”.
They said: “If Sophie Wessex is staying at Sandringham then you can pretty much guarantee the Queen will ask her – usually last thing on a Saturday night – if she would like ‘a lift’ to the church.
“And the same happens at Balmoral. The Queen likes to be completely calm before church and she finds Sophie’s presence soothing.
“Who gets the backseat is also one of those quirky royal ways that signals who is in favour.