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Royal Biographer Says Princess Diana And Sarah Ferguson Were Resentful Of The Way Sophie, Prince Edward's Wife, Was Introduced To The Royal Family

Date July 12, 2019 01:43

The British Royal Family has always held some allure to the general public because the members are shrouded in propriety, affluence, tradition, and royal etiquette.

Therefore, you can’t blame the media for dishing out every tidbit of information that they come across.

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As Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2019, we recall what royal author Ingrid Seward opined in her 1995 book, entitled ‘Prince Edward.’

Ingrid revealed that the way that Sophie was welcomed into the family caused both Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson, former wives of Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, to be unhappy.

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Seward suggests that unlike the Princess of Wales and Duchess of York, who “only discovered how difficult royal life could be after they were engaged and already en route to the altar,” Sophie was given a more careful and subtle introduction.

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Obviously, the Queen had learned from the mistakes of the past and allowed Sophie to ease into being royalty, thus giving the new couple free rein to spend time with each other.

Diana and Sarah noticed this shift and, as Seward puts it:

“Both would later complain (with more than an edge of resentment in their voices) that they had received no such help as they struggled to get to terms with their new situation.”

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Prince Edward and Sophie met in 1993 and got married in 1999. They have since had two children - Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, and seem to be happy.

It is unfortunate that Diana and Sarah experienced such trials when they joined the Royal Family, but we would like to believe that things are different now with the new crop of women entering the Royal Family.

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At least, some of us never thought we would see the day that a black American would become the Queen’s granddaughter-in-law.

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