Queen's daughter-in-law Countess Sophie (56) has emphasized the solidarity of the royal family despite the dispute over Prince Harry (36).
"We are still a family, no matter what, we always will be," said the wife of Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II (95), the "Telegraph Magazine" (Saturday).
She had a long conversation with Queen's grandson Harry after Prince Philip's funeral in April, which was very nice.
Because of critical statements by Harry about his upbringing and accusations of racism by his wife Duchess Meghan (39) against the palace, the relationship is considered broken.
Countess Sophie and Prince Edward (57) have received more attention since Harry and Meghan gave up their royal duties a good year ago.
They felt “flattered” about it, they said.
"We made it there before us, hopefully we did well," said Sophie.
With the departure of Harry and Meghan, things would suddenly have changed.
“Of course the media is looking for people who can fill the so-called void.
When people pay more attention to what we're doing, that's great. "
Above all, Countess Sophie has moved into the limelight, she is particularly committed to health issues and women's rights. She and Edward have two children, Louise (17) and James (13). The death of Philip was difficult for the children, said Sophie. The two “still expect their grandfather to turn the corner in his green Land Rover”. The queen has been very busy since the death of her husband. "The job is not something you can just give up," said Edward. "It just keeps going."