Queen should be wary of promoting ‘clumsy’ Prince Edward to her right-hand man

The Queen should be wary of promoting the ‘lumpy’ Prince Edward as her right-hand man because he “lacks the charm and charisma of other members of the company like his wife Sophie,” royal experts say

  • Queen should be wary of promoting ‘lumpy’ Prince Edward to her right-hand man because he’s ‘not a royal superstar’ and ‘lacks the charisma of others’
  • The Earl of Wessex, 58, has been at his mother’s side more and more frequently in recent months – including with her at the opening of the Elizabeth Line
  • Royal author Phil Dampier explains that his wife Sophie – often referred to as the Queen’s favourite – is the “bigger star”
  • Latest Platinum Jubilee news as the Queen celebrates 70 years of service

The Queen should be wary of elevating the “clunky” Prince Edward to her right-hand man because he is “not a royal superstar” and “lacks the charisma of the rest of the company,” a royal expert has claimed.

The Earl of Wessex, 58, has been at his mother’s side more and more frequently in recent months – including joining her at the opening of the Elizabeth Line and accompanying her on a “gallop through history”, This is the first major event of her platinum jubilee.

But while her youngest son is “safe hands,” her youngest son may not be as prominent in a future “skinny monarchy.”

Royal author Phil Dampier explained exclusively to Femail that his wife Sophie – often referred to as the Queen’s favourite – is the “bigger star”.

The Queen should be wary of elevating the

The Queen should be wary of elevating the “clunky” Prince Edward to her right-hand man because he is “not a royal superstar” and “lacks the charisma of the rest of the company,” a royal expert has claimed.Edward and Sophie pictured in Newton Abbott

He explained: “While Prince Andrew is in the kennel and Harry and Meghan have left, it’s totally understandable that Edward will take on more duties.”

“He’s very close to the Queen, but there’s no question that his wife Sophie is an even bigger star.

“Sophie is smarter, more charismatic, more charismatic and I think she has a much bigger role in the royal family.”

Prince Andrew resigned from the royal family in 2019 due to his friendship with the late billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also resigned from royal duties in 2020.

Since Edward and Sophie took on bigger roles in the royal family, including a trip to the Caribbean in April.

It’s rare for the Wessex couple to go on a high-profile joint overseas tour that might otherwise be handed to Harry and Meghan.

The Earl of Wessex, 58, has been at his mother's side more and more frequently in recent months - including joining her at the opening of the Elizabeth Line (pictured) and accompanying her in

The Earl of Wessex, 58, has been at his mother’s side with increasing frequency in recent months – including joining her at the opening of the Elizabeth Line (pictured) and accompanying her in “Through History” The Ride”, the first major event of her platinum jubilee.

Mr Dampier added: “Edward was a good enough man, but a little clumsy.”

“As a son and a supporter, he’s been a good companion to the Queen in various jobs, but he’s not really destined for a high-profile role in the future of a stripped-down monarchy.”

Edward had to step back from his sights and take on royal duties after a failed TV production company and theatre career, and quit the Royal Marines.

“It wasn’t easy for him, but he found solace in a lovely family and he was well-received in interviews after Prince Philip passed away.”

“He’s a safe hand, but not a royal superstar!”

The Earl of Wessex has stepped up its operations in recent months.He was seen with Sophie, Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex has stepped up its operations in recent months.He was seen with Sophie, Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Meanwhile, Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said those who work closely with him are “absolutely fond” of the father-of-two.

“I don’t think Edward has had much opportunity to show his personality over the years. But the people who worked with him loved him.

“He was of course his dad’s favourite and had some similar traits, which is why he seemed abrupt and irritable at times.

“He’s very close to his sister, the Princess Royal, and of course Sophie is the Queen’s favorite.

“I think the Queen needs a right-hand man and Andrew can no longer play that role in public.

“Edward could do it, and he lives nearby, and he and Sophie always go to Windsor Castle for tea.

“They’ve been diligent during the pandemic and will wave from the castle to the Queen and Philip to let them know they’re there.”

“The Queen is also very fond of her grandchildren – Louise and James.

“This is an opportunity for Edward to raise his profile while also giving the Queen moral support.

“He’s good at spreading potentially awkward moments (he’s an actor after all) that can make his mother laugh and they both love horses so much. What more do you need’.

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