The year 2021 has been dubbed the most difficult year for Queen Elizabeth. After all, her husband passed away earlier this year, and she suffered two health scares this month.
“For all that’s been said about Prince Charles being the one leading the way to shape the monarchy and to streamline it to ensure its survival, it will be up to these two, Sophie Rhys-Jones and Kate Middleton, about how they support the way forward,” a source said.
Another source said that even though Prince Charles wants to have a slimmed-down monarchy, he might have to make an exception for Prince Edward’s wife. After all, the queen is relying more and more on her daughter-in-law especially following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Megxit.
The source also said that Sophie and Middleton help bridge the gap between those that see the royal family as privileged and elitist.
“Sophie actually presents herself as an ordinary person and I think that is increasingly what the royal family needs to do,” Amanda Pullinger said.
As for Middleton, there’s no denying the fact that she’s been a wonderful support system to the queen. The Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William took on more responsibilities following Prince Harry and Markle’s Megxit.
The couple also continued performing their royal duties even during the pandemic. And Prince William stepped up following the queen’s recent health scare.
Other sources are convinced that it’s only a matter of time before the queen announces her retirement or abdication. Worse, sources are convinced that she doesn’t have long to live. After all, she’s already 95 and not in the best health.
But at the end of the day, the monarch has nothing to worry about because Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Middleton, Prince Edward, and Sophie are there to support her.