Duchess Sophie has ‘maternal pride’ in Prince William, that’s why they’re so cozy

Almost one year ago exactly, Prince William brought the Duchess of Edinburgh as his “date” to a documentary screening. It was odd because it wasn’t like Princess Kate was busy, and it didn’t feel like Sophie and William had ever been particularly close. That outing caused some commentary about how Sophie and William have some kind of special bond. Well, the special bond was on display yet again on Monday, Garter Day. With the Princess of Wales skipping the service, William rode in a carriage with Prince Edward and Sophie, then Sophie was seen paying much more attention to William than her husband. The Daily Mail swears that Sophie is a “maternal” figure to Huevo.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Edinburgh were snapped enjoying another intimate moment together yesterday – the latest in a series of interactions which demonstrate the ‘maternal’ pride ‘supportive’ Sophie has for the heir. Sophie, 59, is married to 41-year-old Prince William’s uncle Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh, 60. And the mother-of-two seems to share close bonds with many members of the Royal Family.

As well as her famously close bond with the late Queen Elizabeth II, Sophie is also believed to be close to both Kate, the Princess of Wales, 42, and William. And this closeness was on display yesterday, during the ancient Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle.

As the royals left following the service, William and Sophie were photographed smiling and chatting with each other, appearing to enjoy each other’s company. This interchange followed a sweet moment the two royals shared two days earlier, during Trooping the Colour. After the family appeared on the balcony to watch the RAF flypast, Sophie was seen placing a comforting hand on William’s back as they made their way back into the palace.

Commenting on the moment in a post on X (formerly Twitter) royal commentator Victoria Arbiter described Sophie’s gesture as one of support and comfort.

She wrote: ‘Always on hand to offer her support, The Duchess of Edinburgh was pictured giving Prince William a comforting “you did it” as the royals returned inside following their balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace.’

[From The Daily Mail]

It’s more complicated than “Sophie approached William like a loving aunt/surrogate mother,” in my opinion. Back in the day, Sophie absolutely thought she would be the next Diana, and that she would “fill” the role as the Windsors’ next charismatic blonde. That did not work out for her. But I don’t think Sophie actually treats William like an aunt or whatever. She genuinely seems to be sucking up to “the heir.” Flattering him, playing to his ego. It’s definitely… something.

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  1. Keke Swan says:

    Cozy like a couch? That dress looks like my aunt’s living room. SMH.

  2. Inge says:

    those looks she gives him are not ‘maternal”
    Also he looks happier with her than with his wife.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      So this is what William looks like when he’s smiling. Very different from the grimace and clenched teeth we saw at Tropping.

      • DDDDC says:

        I’ve seen William genuinely happy. In person. He doesn’t look so egotistical.

      • Kit says:

        Yes, William looks happiest when people are sucking up to him; thus he’s genuinely happy with Sophie. Prince Wanker loves, loves boot lickers.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Inge, co-sign.

      I know I could Google this, but does anyone recall off the top of their head how old William was when Sophie and Edward got married? It doesn’t seem like he was young enough to have ever viewed her as “maternal.”

      ETA: WiththeAmerican, right? It’s actually *jarring* to see William looking truly happy and relaxed; it happens so infrequently!

      • Christine says:

        Diana was still alive when Sophie arrived on the scene, but I suppose she was possibly the only person in that family in a position to treat grieving children appropriately after their mother died.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think they got married in 99. I dont know why but I don’t want to google it, LOL, but I feel like that’s right. So William would have been 17.

      • Christine says:

        All of our unwillingness to Google a simple fact feels like a warning to that family. We are people who pay a lot of attention to them, and even we don’t care enough to look.

      • lisalemann says:

        William was 17 when they got married – but he’s known her since he was 11 – which is when her and Prince Edward started dating. So yeah – it’s his aunt and highly unlikely he looked at her as anything other than that. She’s 18 years older than him.

    • Megan says:

      Sophie sucked up to the queen and now she is sucking up to William who will soon control the purse strings. She knows how the game is played.

  3. Nah. She is looking out for her best interests because she knows he will be doing the doling out of money and she is sucking up early to make sure she is taken care of when Peg becomes king. Sophie is an opportunist.

    • Christine says:

      I really can’t blame her. Post-Harry, the writing is on the wall. I have no doubt QEII kept any and all of her father’s promises, while Charles immediately started chucking people out of their grace and favor homes or breaking legal leases, like Harry and Meghan’s.

      Does anyone believe William won’t be worse?

      • SURE says:

        W also needs E & S. He will need them to undertake the less glamourous, bread and butter engagements he considers a waste of his time.

      • Kane says:

        I agree. Elizabeth had her mother to reign her in. Charles is the senior of almost everything. If Philip was alive there would be a but more planning. As it stands now it chuck with a bunch of paper-pushers. You can tell they didn’t expect Elizabeth to pass on. Charles and Andrew got rid of all her people and now they have no help.

        William maybe worse because he has had to keep quiet for over 20 years.

    • Jensa says:

      Understandable I suppose – she has a ludicrously large 120-room home to maintain after all.

      • Lorelei says:

        Agree that that’s her main goal- staying on William’s good side for financial reasons.
        But I wonder if it hasn’t gone to Sophie’s head a bit that William is clearly a very different— and happier— person when he’s around her…

        Sophie might feel SUPER SPECIAL that she’s the only one William seems to relax around. (You know that she read *every single comment* about how happy he looked when she was his plus-one last year.)
        Since he’s the heir, that might be quite the bump to her self-esteem.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        What on earth do they do with all those rooms.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think Sophie, over the last 25 years, has learned how to play the game (despite her very rock start as a married-in). She walks the line I think between treating these people like they’re special and different and “royal” and treating them like they’re normal. Remember the story about how she was the first of the royals to visit Archie – because she just stopped by one day to see him shortly after he was born, because that’s family, she didn’t make an appointment etc.

        Now who knows if that story is actually true and obviously her other behavior towards H&M has been awful, but the fact that the story is out there tells me that Sophie likes the idea of her as the normal down to earth royal. We know that one of the appeals of Carole M for William was that she both coddled him as the heir but treated him like a child – making him cheese toast, listening to him complain about his life (I’m assuming), etc.

        My guess is that Sophie has figured out how to walk that same sort of line with William. She probably never forgets that he’s the Prince of Wales but she also probably treats him in that coddling way more than someone like Anne will do.

    • Princessk says:

      Sophie is definitely positioning herself. The Edinburgh’s need the money to maintain that big place they have and she is definitely the one who wears the trousers in her marriage.
      Sophie’s behaviour on the balcony was interesting. The Gloucesters stayed as far as possible from the ‘main players’ and so did Anne and her husband but instead of staying in a huddle with her husband and daughter Sophie left a big gap and stood as close to Camilla as possible making it difficult for photographers to get the shots they wanted of the main royals.
      The proprietary way in which Sophie patted William on the back on the balcony for the whole world to see was very interesting and is in need of further analysis. I don’t think that William is that enamoured by her but going forward he is going to need her but she had better not overplay her hand.
      Sarah Ferguson another clever player must be watching Sophie’s game with interest. Talk was that Gabriella Kingston was going to be put on the balcony to provide colour and glamour but we got Louise….
      Sophie is trying to make herself indispensable and apart from William she is also sucking up to Camilla, another one who knows how to play the game. I wonder what Kate, who lacks the brains of all the women, is thinking about Sophie’s new sense of power or maybe she is past caring and despite her forced appearance on the balcony she may still want out.

    • DDDDC says:

      100%, I recall watching an interview with Sophie and Edward. She was so unappealing, a real control freak, but she came across as quite, well, awful. I’m not surprised she snagged quiet Edward. I’d bet she controls the household while he tells her “yes, dear”.

  4. sevenblue says:

    What I am wondering so much, where were these PR pieces the last 6 months? Why didn’t we get “Sophie helping out Wales family while Kate is healing”? It was so easy to come up with many articles about royal family handling Kate’s illness. But we got nothing. It is all so weird. It appears to be the machine is back on now.

    • ML says:

      Whatever is going on with K, it’s not/ not just cancer. Whatever it is probably is scar-related and not something that they/ she wants known. Possibly it’s the reason she didn’t thank the hospital staff, because of what they actually treated her for. At the beginning of the year, S wasn’t exactly cosying up to W at all.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        Didn’t know the King had cancer and might not live for long.

      • Kane says:

        ML, I get the same feeling. The pr machine didn’t know what was happening so they didn’t want to go in any direction. Kate has appeared so they can start doing other things.

  5. Maggie says:

    It’s actually vomit inducing. Yes, Sophie is sucking up to William and yes, I remember when Sophie was desperate to be Diana II back in the day. Feel sorry for Edward – he’s always been spare to Sophie.

    • Christine says:

      Right down to her hair cut, I remember it well. She’s the original Copy Keen.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Looking at pictures it’s shocking Sophie would be so bold and so unimaginative, much like Kate. Wearing another woman’s skin. At least she finally gave up on the Diana cut, it didn’t suit her.

      • Lorelei says:

        Yeah I remember thinking at the time that it was pretty audacious, how clearly thirsty she was to be the “next Diana,” especially since Diana’s death was still so raw. (And even if Diana had still been alive, it still just would have been tacky and embarrassing, imo.)

      • DDDDC says:

        I read that Diana didn’t like Sophie at all. She mocked her “middle-class” background. I think Diana was on to her from the dating years.

      • GTWiecz says:

        And nowhere as beautiful, elegant , and glamorous as Diana.

  6. ML says:

    I just left the “K savior” article before reading this one. In the last article, someone mentioned QCC would be irritated. This is true…however, I think she’s aware of how to control K. I think Sophie is going to be the recipient of QCC’s attention, because I am not sure she’s going to appreciate S taking a Diana-like role in her stepson’s life.

  7. Monika says:

    Call me cynical but IMO Sophie knows very well were her bread and butter is and that in the future she and her family will depend on King Willi for their livelihood. she watched what happened with Andrew and Harry.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      Exactly! She’s looking out for number one in a family of vipers, she’d be crazy not too. I still think was taking the fall for William’s motorcade with that accident. She’s not relying on his goodwill alone, she’s got leverage on him too.

  8. Kittenmom says:

    Oh how sweet. Wee willi needed a comforting pat after going to watch the airpwanes zoom zoom. I wonder if he got to wear his special top gun slippers?

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Supposedly, her message was, “You did it.” Did what? He rode a horse and stood on a balcony. The bar is in hell.

    • Lorelei says:

      It’s truly amazing. William did it! He made it through!


    • Princessk says:

      I actually think that she patted William on the back for the whole world to see because he successfully forced Kate to appear on the balcony. The carefully worded statement from KP about Kate’s public appearances tells us that it was a result of negotiations.
      Sophie patted him on the back as if to say poor William is going through such a struggle with Kate at the moment.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Princessk I think it was something along those lines too. Maybe a “good job for getting her out there” or “you’re doing a good job putting up with her today” – but either way I think it was a direct result of Kate’s appearance.

    • Renae says:

      Hope hisTop Gun slippers matched his Underoos.

  9. Tessa says:

    She wants to flatter William
    She is not pulling a stunt like Carole being a mother to william

    • Lorelei says:

      @Tessa, IMO she’s smarter than CarolE; she’ll at least be more subtle about it than CarolE was.

  10. DK says:

    Let’s think this claim through logically:

    If she were truly feeling maternal to her brother-in-law’s children, as actual children (or teens, whenever she came on the scene) especially after they had lost their actual mother, wouldn’t she feel and behave that way towards both of them?

    Like, what aunt only feels a surrogate maternal role towards one of two siblings?

    So, either she was gunning for the heir, and this is all BS, or she felt it towards both but only in a fair-weather way and has since dropped Harry – not very maternal thing to do.

    OR (more likely!), this is a newer thing, in recent years, and not since she came on the scene when W and H were younger. (I say more likely since we didnt really see them pal around until recently. And the whole Edward-sneakily-filming-William-at-college thing.)

    In that case, um….what adult male in his late 30s/40s needs an aunt finally stepping in as a maternal figure, decades after the loss of his mother?

    Which brings us back to: the same as previously, she is just gunning for the heir, and this is all BS.

    Do the folks who plant these stories have zero critical thinking skills to understand how badly these stories actually reflect on the royals?

    • Lorelei says:

      @DK, all excellent points! Sophie’s behavior is clearly strategic, not “maternal.”

      And the answer to your last question is a resounding no. I don’t understand how they haven’t learned this yet, but they clearly do not realize the stories meant to impress the public end up making them look pathetic and embarrassing.

      • Christine says:

        Sophie really should be walking around with a label that says, “See! THIS is what we wanted Meghan to do.”

  11. equality says:

    In other words Sophie sucks up to those who are higher up. No mention of how close she is with any of the non-heirs. And, if she is so close to Kate, why wasn’t she displaying concern for her on the balcony? Surely, Kate is the one who would deserve a well-done pat on the back instead of PW.

    • Princessk says:

      I am no fan of Anne but I would like to know what she thinks of all this subterfuge.

      • what's inside says:

        From my view point, Anne stays in her lane and is alternately amused and dismissive of the family’s antics. She does what is asked of her and then pursues her own interests.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I remember when the Queen was alive, all you heard was about how close Sophie was to the Betty. She was Betty’s favorite DIL, was all we heard. Never once, did we hear any word about her closeness to bones and scones. Now all of a sudden, she’s William’s new mommy. The woman is craven; she’s the perfect married-in for that lizard clan.

    • Christine says:

      You are really not wrong.

  12. Flower says:

    Sophie seems like quite the wheeler dealer. She wormed her way into Betty and Filip’s affections and now seems to be doing the same with William. I wonder if it was William who lobbied Chuck to finally give them the DoE titles eventually even if they will revert to the Crown.

    Seems like Bill is building the inner circle of his court….

    • maggie says:

      Sophie has always had Machiavellian traits. She’s one mean girl but a very clever one and you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of her. I always wondered how her close friendship with the Queen went down with Princess Anne.

      • Flower says:

        @Maggie ^^ This 100%
        From all accounts Filip mellowed in his later years and realised how harsh he had been with Eddie which meant they were very close and by extension he became close with Sophie.

        So I wonder how Anne found the whole thing ?

      • DDDDC says:

        Look on YouTube for their first interview after engagement/marriage and tell me she’s not scary!

    • Tessa says:

      William may want the duke of Edinburgh title for Louis. Sophie may be wasting her time.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        It was a petty thing for Charles to do, making it lifetime only; but I also think James would really prefer not having the title.

      • Lorelei says:

        James seems like one of the smartest of the bunch!
        He appears to nope out of any event that he possibly can, and when he’s forced to attend something, it’s clear he’d rather be anywhere else. He doesn’t even try to hide it, which I find endearing, lol. (a kid his age can get away with that behavior— William, not so much)

        Hopefully once he leaves for college, he’ll be allowed to leave this entire clown show behind him. James is low-profile enough that he *might* be able to pull off living a normal-ish life, without everyone immediately knowing who he is everywhere he goes? He obviously does not enjoy any of the “pomp” or attention.

        Louise seems like she could go either way? It doesn’t appear that she totally resents having to show up at events like Trooping, but who knows…she might have been ordered to be there if Sophie knew that C + W wanted some younger people (but not ones who would threaten their spotlight) on the balcony.

        I hope that whatever Louise ends up doing, it’s *her choice* as to how involved she is with the public-facing BRF events she participates in.

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        The Duke of York title is set to revert to the crown when Pedo dies, since he has only daughters.

      • Christine says:

        Can you imagine some future person being told they are being made the Duke of York? It needs to be retired forever, no one should have to lug around Pedo’s ghost in 200 years.

    • Princessk says:

      She had better not get overconfident because she might fall flat on her face.
      Positioning herself on the balcony so close to the main players and further away from her own husband and daughter is Sophie trying to get in the picture frames and build her own public image and popularity as she still does not get enough publicity for her own engagements.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Where’s your evidence that William “lobbied?” I think it was more that Chuckles bowed to the incessant media campaign and gave the that nothing title – that they can’t pass on to their kids.

      • Flower says:

        “I wonder if it was William who lobbied Chuck to ….”

        ^^ Reading comprehension is essential.

      • Proud Mary says:

        Some one’s speculation that William may have lobbied is not evidence, it’s conjecture. Reading comprehension.

      • Flower says:

        Ok then – I think we’re going round in circles here so from my side I was not presenting any evidence – I was just floating an idea like many do on this board.

  13. LRB says:

    Sophie is not stupid… the King Charlie is clearly more ill than we are being told. Sophie is making sure the money doesn’t dry up…simple as.

    • Flower says:

      @LRB 100% wanted to say the same thing. Sophie knows how to play up to the next boss. Eddie would be lost without her.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Stupid or not, she has zero control over the situation. William, just like his father, can send her packing, whether or not she glues her lips to her derrière. The better plan would have been for her to try and locate some independent means of supporting herself. What kind of existence is that? Constantly on edge about whether your “daddy” will finance your next meal.

    • murphy says:

      And she wants to keep Bagshot presumably.

    • Proud Mary says:

      She’s stupid because there’s nothing she can do to prevent William from kicking her to the curb. She can kiss up all she wants. She is just as dispensable as the rest.

      • Christine says:

        Sooner or later William is going to notice that she “works” much more than him, and it isn’t a good look on him. He’s going to wash/rinse/repeat for the rest of his damaged life.

  14. Brassy Rebel says:

    Sophie is the next Camilla when it comes to strategizing. She’ll be fine no matter what.

  15. Eurydice says:

    Diana, Carole, Sophie – how many mothers does this man need? Even with Kate there were stories about how she could keep him on an even keel. I don’t think any of these stories are true, but they certainly like to treat William like a baby.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      William is like Trump, a big old baby crying and throwing fits over his military parades.

  16. Hypocrisy says:

    So she will be his new Middleton Mama🤔

    • Liz says:

      William seems to have been done with the Middletons some time ago. Maybe this is his way of signalling Sophie has replaced Carole. They are all about mind games.

  17. Athena says:

    Why does the British media have to take a light moment between family members and turn it into something sordid. He was probably telling about something cute Louis did that morning and she smiled. The camera caught a moment in time.

  18. Schrodinger's Kate says:

    I think we are all so conditioned to seeing members of this family ignore each other and act awkward like stone statues, that when they act like normal human beings and make small talk and eye contact it all looks more significant than it actually is.

    • Lorelei says:

      Great point! (Also, how depressing)

    • Proud Mary says:

      Oh please stop. Show me all the images of Sophiesta interacting with Bulliam when Betty was alive? Her craven attempt to cling to her next gravy train deserves no praise.

  19. Amy Bee says:

    Sophie knows she has to suck up William to secure her and Edward’s funding when he becomes King.

  20. Jais says:

    Okay, yes, read the other article garter article first but agree with the flattery thing. It’s kind of similar to how Camilla manages Charles with flattery. Not saying it’s romantic at all but just that it’s the same approach. To me, it seems like Sophie and Edward have been off but maybe I’m seeing things.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Jais, “It’s kind of similar to how Camilla manages Charles with flattery”

      Good comparison. Charles and William both have egos that *constantly* need stroking, and good for Camilla and Sophie, I guess, for figuring out how to make that work in their favor.

      (But what a gross family dynamic, ugh.)

      • Christine says:

        Agreed. It’s the arrested development that runs rampant in that family.

        If your country’s mascots have obvious signs of trauma and mental illness, it might be time to let the monarchy go. It’s not working, for ANY of you, unless the only measure of being a successful nation is having one really rich family, that you all pay for and agree to uphold as your betters, made up of abusers and sycophants, literally leading your effing parades.

        You aren’t patriotic. You are clinging to an image that was never real in the first place.

      • Liz says:

        People pampering them are why they’re so egotistical.

  21. Proud Mary says:

    Puhleez! “Maternal pride”, most be the new term for groveling, belly crawling, in order to ingratiate herself to the man who will have her finances in his hands soon. I guarantee you he never talks to her when the camera’s are off.

  22. Mel says:

    She’s his “Aunt” no one cares what she feels for him. I don’t get why they try so hard to erase his Mother though, you can’t so just stop. Also, he’s a grown ass man, at his big age why does he need a Mummy figure?

  23. TN Democrat says:

    Will-not is nearly 42 years old. He is an adult. Will the press still treat him (and keen) like infants when they are 64 year old grandparents forcing 80-something Ed and Sophie to do bread and butter events while they are still researching their roles? Will the press tolerate Louis and Charlotte being bullied and scapegoated when George has screw-ups, they “pull focus” or either date people willy doesn’t like? Sophie has no choice but to kiss the ring if she wants her lifestyle maintained.

    • Christine says:

      I feel like they are going to keep learning into this “young family” nonsense until they gently roll into describing Will and Kate as doting grandparents.

  24. Julianna says:

    Sophie and William always look overly fond of each other. And I think it even bothers Waity. At the last garter, it took everything Kate had to muster a fake smile at her after she had been slipping in dirty looks. That was after Kate was benched from some event she was supposed to go to William with and Sophie went in her place.

  25. Libra says:

    What a sad way to exist; being almost 60 and having to rely on handouts and bootlicking in order to survive. Meghan clearly saw the future.

    • Christine says:

      I feel like it’s more accurate to say Harry saw the future, and he loved his wife and son too much to let them carry on, no matter how many times he was told it was his “duty” while growing up. Meghan was clearly breaking, and she needed Harry (and Tyler Perry) to say “enough”. She’s normally a complete and total bad ass, but Salty Isle had made her wish she was dead.

      I think about that a lot, what it must have taken for Harry to step back and take a hard look at HIS FAMILY, and realize he absolutely couldn’t do it, for anything in the world. He would have lost Meghan and Archie (and Lili, but she was just an idea then). My dad is a complete narcissist I cut out of my life nearing two decades ago, and I’m just some middle aged American woman who doesn’t have anyone screaming in my face that I was born to be spare parts, or anything else my brother might need of me, or that I’m a traitor, which is what perfect strangers to him in England call him.

      Tell me again about how Harry is whipped by his wife, rota. He is stronger than all of you, combined. I will never hate either of them.

  26. Mslove says:

    Sophie should tread carefully, Huevo could turn on her in an instant, and she’ll find herself living in obscurity.

  27. Murphy says:

    She knows where her bread is buttered, always has. Period.

  28. HillaryIsAlwaysRight says:

    OMG Edward looks like an extra from a Harry Potter movie in that dumb hat.

  29. Nic919 says:

    The papers are adding maternal to have some fun. Sophie and William seem to get along fine and of course Sophie knows that he will be in charge of the money sooner than later.

    But the reason why it gets noticed is because his interactions with his wife are always more tension filled and strained. That there is no tension with Sophie and so the tabloids highlight it as a subtle reminder of how he doesn’t interact like this with his own wife.

  30. Teagirl says:

    Well at least this time she looks as if she is wearing a better fitting bra!

  31. Penny says:

    Well, Willy doesn’t have a mother and Sophie has been around longer than Ma Middleton.

  32. JFerber says:

    She ain’t his mother. How much older is she than him? Maybe 6 years? They’re always trying to pretend William is a boy or boyish, to give him grace for doing f-ck-all or to remind us who his real mother is (whom he threw under the bus by calling “paranoid” and blocking the documentary that she fought to do). He officially gets no more grace from being Diana’s son. That should be everyone’s conclusion. He’s veered so much from being a “true” son of a great lady, he should always land in the Windsor pile of broken toys.

  33. bisynaptic says:

    ‘The Duchess of Edinburgh was pictured giving Prince William a comforting “you did it” as the royals returned inside following their balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace.’
    — For showing up to a *balcony*??

    • Christine says:

      As the saying goes, the bar is in hell.

    • Iolanthe says:

      Sophie is a success. Obviously her PR background helps . She knows how to oil all the wheels and I do give the woman some credit for keeping the parents in law and husband very happy . The Queens famous comment about her when they first met was that you can’t pick her out in a crowd . But unlike Kate she has run around on royal errands, charity appearances and engagements solo and in tandem for years ..much like Anne. They just don’t have the glamour to dominate headlines. Her children don’t seem to be entitled snobs either. BUT since Charles and William became leaders of the pack , I find her working overtime to ingratiate herself . She freezes out Megan and keeps a good distance away from Harry . Has she ever met the sussex children ? On the balcony she is plastered to Camilla and patting William on the back . Little or no interaction with the Wales children. Kate is supposed to have bravely risen from near death to grace the show but Sophie doesn’t seem to be hovering and offering smiles of concern and support the way she did with the Queen . So yes, boring and ordinary Sophie , nice as she pretends to be , is just another hypocrite on the make .

  34. LittlePenguin says:

    Sometimes I see these stories and think “they keep trying to make Fetch happen” . Sophie, he’ll turn on you in a hot minute, do the minimum to keep WillNot happy and just move on. You have a better life than most of us. (But not better fashion!)