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Countess of Wessex reveals how her daughter realised grandma is The Queen

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has recently shared how her daughter, Lady Louise realised her grandma is one of the most famous faces in the world, Queen Elizabeth II.

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During an interview with Sky News, the Countess revealed it was only after Lady Louise went to school that she realised she was related to the British monarch.

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One particular example was when Lady Louise came home from school one day. Telling her mother that her classmates said her grandmother and The Queen are the same person. Telling Louise that her classmates were correct, the young girl could still not wrap her head around the fact that her grandmother is the Queen of the United Kingdom.

Having a moment of realisation himself, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex shared when he realised the role his mum played in society.

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“I can’t necessarily remember when that realisation was there because when you grow up intuit family, and in that environment, that’s just what your parents do.  It’s been much more interesting watching our children growing up and watching our children trying to work out what this is and how that works… I was probably not until 5 or 6, I think.”

These revelations come just days after it was revealed that Sophie is one of The Queen’s favourite royals.  A source told the Daily Mail that The Queen trusts the mum of two.

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The source says:

“She is trusted and relied on by The Queen in a way I couldn’t say applied to the Duchess of Cambridge or the Duchess of Cornwall. She is like another daughter to Her Majesty, that they are that close.”

2019 will mark the 20th wedding anniversary of Prince Edward and Sophie. The two wed at St George’s Chapel at Windsor – the famous wedding venue of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as well as Princess Beatrice and Jack Brooksbank.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.