Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s ‘no fuss’ body language suggests she’s ‘confidante’ of Queen

Sophie Wessex presents design award on behalf of the Queen

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, both 56, tied the knot on June 19, 1999. She is the daughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip, 99.

When Sophie was dating Prince Edward, she continued her career in public relations.

Although Sophie kept a low profile while they were dating, she was believed to be getting close with Prince Edward’s family before they married.

Sophie was reportedly permitted by the Queen to stay at Buckingham Palace during the wedding which is usually not allowed.

Since meeting Prince Edward, Sophie and the monarch seem to have formed a close relationship.

Speaking to, body language expert Judi James suggested this has only grown over the years.

She claimed the Queen may now think of Sophie as an ally or “confidante”.

Judi said: “The Queen’s body language with Sophie always suggests her daughter-in-law is a bit of a confidante.

“Sophie’s relaxed, constantly calm and upbeat demeanour seems to allow the Queen to relax more in her company, too.”

Sophie and the Queen have been seen together less often recently due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At other outings over the years, Judi suggested they are both happy in each other’s company.

“Sophie always looks like the ‘no fuss’ royal,” Judi told

“Her long-term marriage to the royal prince who once seemed the least likely to settle down after some fickle career choices suggests she’s a great stabilising influence.”

Shortly after her wedding to Prince Edward, Sophie began working as a member of the Royal Family.

How she handled her royal role may have helped her become closer with her mother-in-law, Judi added.

She said: “Sophie is said to be a close ally of her mother-in-law the Queen.

“In terms of her body language she tends to blend some of the signals of the kind of laid-back calm and fun that we get from Zara [Tindall] with the stoic, deft formality of the Queen herself.

“Her calm, unfussy and upbeat-looking body language and behaviour seems to have impressed the Queen years ago.”

The royals also have a lot in common and may have bonded over shared interests.

Both Sophie and the Queen are known to have a love of horses and have been spotted riding together in the past on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Countess of Wessex lives in Bagshot Park near one of the Queen’s main residences at Windsor Castle.

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