Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is rumored to receive a new title due to an important reason.
Sarra Gray, a journalist for Express, said that Prince Edward’s wife has become more and more important to the royal family. Even though she’s not as popular as the other royal wives, she remains to be one of the most hardworking members of the British clan.
While speaking with the publication, Gareth O’Rourke, director of fashion buying at CHO clothing, said that Sophie’s classic fashion choices has been showing her hardworking attitude as a full-time royal.
“Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has always been known for her elegant yet simple fashion sense. She is known to be extremely hard working in her role to support the Queen and her involvement in various charity work… It’s no surprise that we haven’t seen her in flamboyant or stand out pieces up until recently.
According to O’Rourke, Sophie’s bold fashion statements are a great way for Prince Edward’s wife to gain media attention and to raise awareness for her charity work. The mom of two may also be trying to raise more awareness to show that she is gearing up for a new title.
“Her bold outfits could suggest her newly added responsibility within the royal family and the importance of her appealing to a wider audience now that she is in line to become the Duchess of Edinburgh,” he said.
There have been reports suggesting that Prince Edward will be known as the Duke of Edinburgh after Prince Philip dies. If the dad of two receives the title, his wife will automatically be known as the Duchess of Edinburgh.
Dave Rowlands, a monarchist and royal history buff, told Quora that the Dukedom of Edinburgh was created by Letters Patent which states that the title should be inherited by male heirs of the body of the first holder. The Letters Patent have the force of law and may only be revoked by an Act of Parliament.