Sophie The Countess of Wessex is the wife of Prince Edward, Early of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. She’s beautiful, she’s passionate and she’s also very loyal to her family. But there’s a lot of things that fans simply don’t know about Sophie, Countess of Wessex and some of the things she does whenever she’s not in the royal spotlight. Here’s everything you need to know about Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Sophie had a career before she became a member of the royal family. She began a career in public relations, working for a variety of firms, including four years at Capital Record, where she was assigned to the press and promotions department, as well as public relations companies.
There might be a good reason why Sophie has been keeping a low profile lately, and that’s because she’s been involved in quite a few controversies in the past. The Countess of Wessex was criticized for accepting two sets of jewels from the royal family of Bahrain during an official day-long visit to the country in December 2011. Also, back in 1999, and one month before her wedding, a media outlet published a topless photo of her and one of her colleagues during a business trip to Spain in 1988.
Sophie is actually a good friend of Princess Charlene of Monaco. The two blonde beauties were once spotted catching up at Princess Madeleine of Sweden’s wedding in 2013. They were also photographed hanging out together at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2012.
In the Family
What’s more, Sophie is also very close with Kate Middleton. They began their friendship right before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal wedding in 2011 and since then have enjoyed a close bond. In fact, Kate was even photographed catching Sophie before she almost fell out of her horse-drawn carriage at Ascot this year.
Kate Middleton is not the only person in the royal family who makes headlines for her fashion-forward looks. Sophie often gets plenty of praise for her royal style, too. In fact, she became the first royal patron of the London College of Fashion in 2013.