The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth was held on Monday, September 19, 2022. On that day, the queen’s friends and relatives had the opportunity to say their last farewells to the monarch.
Although Queen Elizabeth II was a historical person who will be remembered for all time, her family will remember her in a different way since she was also a parental figure and a trusted counselor to them.
The Queen’s farewell ceremony was attended by dignitaries from all over the globe; yet, for the Queen’s family, this day brought up a wide range of feelings. On Friday, the youngest son of the Queen, Prince Edward, sent an emotional statement on his official Facebook page, as reported by Express UK.
Prince Edward has expressed his happiness and gratitude at the fact that his children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, have taken after their grandmother and grandpa, Prince Phillips, in terms of the interests and pastimes that they enjoy.
In a letter, the Earl of Wessex expressed his belief that his grandmother took great pleasure in seeing her grandchildren develop their own interests as a result of the time they spent together by stating the following:
“Given the amount of time that my mother allowed us to spend with her, I believe that she also took pleasure in seeing those interests develop,” I said.
Prince Edward acknowledged that the loss of his mother had created “an incomparable hole” in his life and the lives of his siblings and other family members. On the other side, it was said that the Queen and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were quite close with one other. Sophie is Prince Edward’s wife.
According to The Telegraph, Sophie was one of the members of the royal family who expressed their sorrow and anguish in a public setting after the loss of the king.
According to the Telegraph, Queen Elizabeth II and Sophie have become closer over the course of the last twenty years.
According to reports, the mother-daughter dynamic developed between the two ladies as a result of their mutual support for one another after the loss of loved ones in their respective families.
In 2005, the Countess of Wessex lost her mother to stomach cancer at the age of 71. According to The Telegraph, the Queen was present for the Countess of Wessex at this difficult time.
It was alleged that Her Majesty looked to Sophie for solace after the loss of Prince Phillip, and the Telegraph said that the countess had been dubbed as “the rock” of the family.
It is also said that the Queen would call on Sophie anytime she wanted someone to accompany her to church since she trusted her implicitly. According to the Daily Mail, the Queen found solace in Sophie’s company, and it was said that she liked to be relaxed before attending church.
The two ladies are said to have mutual affection and respect for one another, according to people close to the royal family who spoke to the Telegraph. It is said that the countess came to refer to the Queen as “mother” due to the closeness they had.
Not only that, but according to The Daily Mail, Queen Elizabeth believed that Sophie and Prince Edward were the safest hands in the royal family because they had maintained a stable marriage for over twenty years without any divorces. This is another reason why Sophie and Prince Edward are the safest hands in the royal family.
At the state funeral for the Queen, the Countess of Wessex, Sophie, Could Not Contain Her Tears.
According to a report from The Daily Mail, the Earl of Wessex joined his older brothers, King Charles and Prince Andrew, as well as his nephews, Prince William and Harry, and his sister, Princess Anne, as they walked behind the Queen’s coffin during her procession. Also accompanying them were his nephews, Prince William and Harry.
His wife, Sophie, was accompanied by Meghan Markle at all times. According to The Daily Mail, both the Earl and Countess of Wessex exhibited clear signs of distress and sadness during the proceedings of the wedding.
Several times during the ceremony, as well as she, was driving away to Westminster Abbey, it was apparently recorded on a camera that Sophie wiped her tears with a white handkerchief. She went so far as to reassure Prince George by offering her hand to him.
The countess said farewell to her mother-in-law in style by donning a stunning but understated black dress embroidered with flowers and a fascinator that had the same floral pattern as the outfit. According to Express UK, this was a reference to Her Majesty’s deep affection for the natural world.
According to reports from The Daily Mail, Prince Edward seemed to be having a rough time at the event that his mother was attending. As he stood over the Queen’s coffin, the Earl of Wessex showed clear signs of being overcome with grief.
There is no question that the Wessex family regarded the Queen in very high regard, and that their lives were profoundly altered by the news that she had passed away. We send them our best wishes for strength as they grieve the loss of their king.
Since Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married for an incredible 73 years, it is understandable that the loss of Prince Philip was difficult for the queen.
According to a number of accounts, the Queen’s favorite daughter-in-law was Sohpie, and after the Queen’s husband passed away, Sophie was the one whom the Queen turned to for support.
According to i-news, Prince Edward and his family resided at a mansion known as Bagshot Park, which was located in close proximity to the Queen. According to i-news, the fact that they were so close to the Queen caused them to develop a fondness for one another. However, more crucially, Sophie was the Queen’s closest supporter throughout Prince Philip’s illness.
The unique bond shared between the monarch and the countess was brought to light when it was announced that the queen selected a photograph taken by Sophie to be shown at the burial of Prince Philip.
I-news said that the photograph depicted Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip in their most casual condition possible while enjoying a picnic in the Scottish highlands. I-news went so far as to say that the Queen’s relationship with Sophie was her “hidden weapon” as she navigated this difficult period in her life.
Because a royal commentator, Duncan Larcombe, was quoted in the Sun UK as saying that the countess made it her mission to ensure that the Queen was taken care of at all times, it is also evident that the connection between Sophie and the Queen was profound and filled with love. This is demonstrated by the fact that the connection was deep.
Therefore, the countess’s sobbing at the memorial service for Her Majesty was appropriate since she may have felt as if she had lost not one, but many mothers as a result of this.
The close relationship that existed between Queen Elizabeth and her daughter-in-law demonstrated that the time spent on earth with a loved one would always be precious, despite the fact that Queen Elizabeth lived such a long life. It does not matter how long you have known the person who passed away; the pain is still the same.