Queen puts her beloved Sophie Wessex front and centre with a string of Instagram posts

The Queen shone the spotlight on Sophie Wessex in the Royal Family’s Instagram stories today, with a string of posts showing her busy day of engagements in London. 

The clips followed Prince Edward’s wife, 55, throughout her day, and shared snaps of her various meetings with its 7.5million followers. 

The story started with a brief introduction to Sophie, sharing a picture of her wedding to Prince Edward, also 55, in 1999, and explaining that she is married to the Queen’s youngest son.

It then revealed her her links to 85 charities and overseas work, before moving on to her engagements of the day at St James’s Palace. 

This follows reports that Sophie Wessex was singled out as the Queen’s saving grace following turmoil in the royal family, with the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would renounce their royal duties, and the divorce of Princess Anne’s eldest son Peter Phillips from wife Autumn. 

The Queen put Sophie Wessex, 55, in the spotlight with an Instagram story dedicated to her beloved daughter-in-law’s busy day (pictured) 

The story followed Sophie through her numerous engagements, giving context on her day, the locations she travelled to and her charity work (pictured at St James's Palace)

The story followed Sophie through her numerous engagements, giving context on her day, the locations she travelled to and her charity work (pictured at St James’s Palace) 

On Instagram, the Royal Family account put the emphasis on Sophie's charity work (pictured), adding it often took her overseas

On Instagram, the Royal Family account put the emphasis on Sophie’s charity work (pictured), adding it often took her overseas 

This morning, fresh from a family holiday in St Moritz, Sophie, donned a dusky pink coat as she arrived at the Central School of Ballet to meet with its dancers and staff.’ 

The Instagram story showed a smiling and relaxed Sophie walking up to the dance institution, of which she has been the patron since 2003. 

In another clip shared in the Instagram story, the royal had taken off her coat and could be seen chatting to dancers in costumes as part of her visit. 

Sophie also took the time to speak to a duo of dancing partners, who studied at the institution, which was established in 1982 and has now flourished into Europe’s leading dance centres. 

A picture of Sophie's wedding to Prince Edward was also shared. The couple celebrated their 20 years anniversary on 19 June 2019

A picture of Sophie’s wedding to Prince Edward was also shared. The couple celebrated their 20 years anniversary on 19 June 2019

This morning, Sophie met with dancers and staff at the Central School of Ballet, in London (pictured)

This morning, Sophie met with dancers and staff at the Central School of Ballet, in London (pictured) 

The story explained the school had named their new dance studios The Countess of Wessex studios after Sophie

The story explained the school had named their new dance studios The Countess of Wessex studios after Sophie

The central school of Dance was established in 1982 and has now become a leading centre for dance training in Europe (pictured: Sophie with dancers)

The central school of Dance was established in 1982 and has now become a leading centre for dance training in Europe (pictured: Sophie with dancers) 

During her visit, Sophie was asked to name the facilities’ new studio, which were named The Countess of Wessex Studios after her in her honour on the South Bank in Southwark. 

The moment was captured and shared on the Instagram story as well, before Sophie headed to St James’s Palace for the rest of the afternoon, as the story explained it was used as a working space by several royals. 



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