Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Edward’s body language shows ‘staying power’ of marriage

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, became a working royal shortly after her wedding to Prince Edward. The couple seem to have had a strong relationship over the years.

Sophie and Prince Edward began dating in 1993 and their engagement was announced six years later.

The wedding was attended by members of the Royal Family and it took place at Windsor Castle.

When the couple were dating, Sophie had a career in public relations.

She swapped this for a full-time senior role in the Royal Family and seems comfortable carrying out public engagements.

Not only does she get on well with her royal-in-laws, Sophie and Prince Edward appear to have one of the most successful royal marriages.

Prince Edward is the only one of his siblings who has not had a divorce.

Their strong marriage may have come as a surprise to some, body language Judi James claimed.

She told “Of all the Queen’s children, Edward was perhaps the one least expected to make a strong, long-term marriage.

“His attempt at his own production company failed after he featured royal events and had even been accused of invading his own nephew’s privacy.

“But then as Charles, Anne and Andrew created an unexpectedly low bar in terms of marriage survival rates, now suddenly it’s Edward looking like the son with the relationship staying power after all.”

The couple have been married for 21 years and have two children together.

During this time, Sophie has stepped up to her role and seems to perform royal engagements more often than her husband.

The Countess’ handling of royal life could have been helped by her former career.

It may also have been why the marriage has been so smooth, Judi suggested.

She added: “Judging from her history and her body language I would suggest this is largely down to Sophie.

“A successful PR with her own firm she integrated into the Royal Family in a very unfussy way.

“She was a perfect complement for her husband’s trait of apparently taking himself a little too seriously.

“Edward’s non-verbal signals suggest he’s happily moved into a more low-key role in public, while Sophie’s confidence signals show her as being the more socially active one in the team dynamic.

“Prince Edward looks delighted to stand by his wife using glances of admiration and pride.

“Sophie appears to enjoy stepping into the royal limelight but we never see any signs of vanity from her.”

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