Consider us skeptical on this one, but ooooookay!
Prince Harry‘s aunt Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is speaking out about the young royal’s new life in the United States alongside wife Meghan Markle and adorable young son Master Archie. But from the sounds of it — according to Sophie, at least, it seems as though maybe things might’ve been better back at home?! No… really??
The countess, who is married to Harry’s uncle Prince Edward, was the subject of an interview in The Sunday Times this weekend back in the UK. In the piece, Sophie opened up quite a bit about her own struggles in trying to fit into the royal family after she first became engaged to Queen Elizabeth II‘s youngest son all the way back in 1999. Speaking simply, the now-royal admitted it “took me a while to find my feet” as she adjusted to the wild new world of royal life.
The 55-year-old former publicist admitted things have been somewhat different for Meghan and Harry than how she had it, if only because she had several years of dating to adjust to Prince Edward and the throne. Meghan barely got a year in before things turned to the royal world. Sophie at least acknowledges how that could’ve played a role, saying:
“Remember I’d had five years to adjust. and for our six-month engagement I was even staying in Buckingham Palace. Not that you necessarily know how it will pan out.”
Still, she was adamant that the family did try to reach out to Meghan (and Harry, of course) in trying to help welcome her into the fold:
“We all try to help any new member of the family.”
Maybe some royals sure have a funny way of showing it, then, ya know?! Just saying!!
Still, Sophie’s own admission here is an interesting one. She wished both Harry and Meghan well during the interview, opining that they’d both be happy no matter what. And ironically, it was her and her husband Edward who sat next to Harry and Meghan for the annual Commonwealth Day service back in March — the former young royal couple’s last official duties during their final engagement before stepping back.
Of course, Harry and Meghan live in Los Angeles now, and they seem to be excited as can be for the future together there along with Archie. What do U make of this royal report coming out to sugarcoat their famous family past, then, Perezcious readers?!
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