Sophie, Countess of Wessex news: Body language with children shows ‘strong’ parenting | #parenting

Most recently, Louise and James have stepped out with their parents for a beach clean in Portsmouth and to visit the Wild Place Project at Bristol Zoo.

When they do appear together as a family, body language expert Darren Stanton claimed Sophie seems to take the lead.

He commented that the Countess appears as the most “dominant” and “strong” member of the family.

“In one picture, Sophie’s posture and stride are confident and dominant. It is clear that she is the matriarch,” Darren said.


“I think it’s clear from many of the pictures that Sophie is the strongest member of her family.”

As the son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Edward has been brought up with an understanding of royal life.

Sophie, however, worked in public relations before she married the Prince.

Despite having less experience as a royal, the expert suggested Sophie is comfortable in the public eye.

“It is clear she is a very strong personality and does not care about the cameras snapping pictures.

“Sophie is a very strong and confident woman who seems unfazed and the most comfortable with the press being present.”

Lady Louise and James are rarely seen out in public and Sophie has spoken about giving them as normal a life as possible.

Speaking to The Sunday Times in 2020, the Countess of Wessex explained her children go to a “regular” school and, like others their age, would spend their free time with friends, before coronavirus restrictions were introduced.

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The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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