The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh have seen their profile continue to rise ever since they were officially included in the late Queen's line-up of senior royals.The couple are both advocates for many charities, with Sophie in particular being a key voice in the fields of gender equality, violence against women and avoidable blindness.
While they have always been hard working members of The Firm, this promotion came after Prince Andrew stepped back from his role and after Prince Harry and Meghan relocated to the US.This adjustment, royal expert Jennie Bond feels, is one that they have taken in their stride.
Speaking exclusively to OK! Jennie said: "Arguably, the departure of Harry and Meghan has affected the lives of Edward and Sophie more than anyone else. "They have always done their fair share of royal engagements, but now, as Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, they are recognised as senior and key members of the royal family. "Their children are older than William and Catherine’s, so they don’t feel quite the same pressures to be home with their kids.They really are playing a central role in the new, slimmed down royal family.
A key part of The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh's essential roles include carrying on Prince Philip's work with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, which they started before the late Duke's death in 2021.Read more on ok.co.uk