LONDON, UK: Sophie, the new Duchess of Edinburgh, is apparently delighted with her rise through the royal ranks, as it would mean she would no longer have to curtsey to Meghan Markle! The former Countess of Wessex is said to be happy with this new transition, which comes after Markle was rumored to have turned down the Duchess’s offer to mentor and guide her through her life as a member of the royal family. .
With Markle’s status as Duchess of Sussex, Sophie, who had only been a Countess before her promotion, was required to curtsy and be related to the former, who was of a higher rank. But now friends of the new Duchess say she is now ‘relieved’ that she no longer has to. Although the curtsey is considered a serious tradition among the Royal Family, the Sussexes made it look like a sham in their Netflix biopic ‘Harry and Meghan’, where the Duchess of Sussex first met Queen Elizabeth. “You know how to curtsey, don’t you?” I just thought it was a joke,’ Meghan told the cameras after re-enacting her deep salute to the Queen for the cameras.
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“Sophie is relieved”
A friend of the new Duchess of Edinburgh has explained how the new Duchess feels lighter and more relaxed since her promotion to the royal pecking order. “Sophie is relieved,” the friend said, according to Daily Mail. “She no longer has to curtsy to someone in the family who has not only stepped down from royal duties, but has spent the last three years criticizing the institution that Sophie works so hard to support.”
The new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh
On the morning of Prince Edward’s 59th birthday, King Charles conferred on the Duchy of Edinburgh, a title his late father Prince Philip had held until his death. Along with the transfer of the new title, it was also announced that the couple’s son, James, would be the new Earl of Wessex.
Hours after Buckingham Palace made the announcement, Prince Edward and his wife Duchess Sophie both attended an event in Edinburgh, where they met members of the area’s Ukrainian community. The visit was to mark one year since the city’s official response to the invasion of Ukraine.