The Countess of Wessex has revealed her joy of hearing the news of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child.
“I feel ridiculously happy actually,” Sophie said. “So excited for them both, its a wonderful event.”
The mum-of-two was speaking as she attended an event for British Wheelchair Basketball, which she is patron of, at Swiss Cottage Sports Centre and revealed she had not had the chance to speak with the new parents.
“Not yet,” the Countess replied after she was asked if she had spoke to Prince William or Kate. “I’ve sent messages, but I am hoping in the next couple of days to be able to catch up with them”
Sophie, who is married to the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward, has enjoyed a close relationship with the Duchess of Cambridge and at royal events the pair are often seen chatting and laughing together. New mum Kate also chose Dr Marcus Setchell to care for her during her pregnancy, who was the same doctor who cared for Sophie during her two pregnancies with Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
The Countess also told members of the press she had been surprised of how pleased she had been to hear of the little Prince’s arrival.
“I never expected to feel quite this happy but I’ve had a big smile on my face ever since the news broke.”
New parents Prince William and Kate left hospital on Tuesday evening after welcoming their first child on Monday afternoon.
The Duchess of Cambridge paid a subtle salute to Diana, Princess of Wales, after choosing a similar polka dot dress to the Princess’ choice of dress for leaving the hospital back in 1982.