It comes as Sophie the Countess of Wessex and her husband Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex, who is the Queen’s youngest child, said they were ‘flattered’ to be taking on a more prominent role in the monarchy since Harry and Meghan’s move to California.
Sophie said the royals are ‘still a family no matter what happens’ following tensions earlier this year in the aftermath of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
She said she had a ‘lengthy chat’ with Harry after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April.
It was the first time Harry had been in the UK since stepping down for a new life of personal and financial freedom in the US with Meghan and their son Archie.
In the Wessexes first public comments since the funeral, Sophie told The Telegraph Magazine: ‘We are still a family no matter what happens, we always will be.’
Reflecting on their more prominent role in the monarchy, she said: ‘We’ve plodded along doing what we’re doing, hopefully doing it well. And then all of a sudden there’s a bit of a hiatus and things have changed a bit.
‘Naturally, the media are looking for people to fill the so-called void.’
She added: ‘If people want to pay more attention to what we’re doing, then great.’
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