Sophie Wessex pays moving tribute to late father-in-law Prince Philip on trip to Scotland | royal | New


Sophie Wessex, 57, paid tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh by planting a rose in his memory during the Royal Family’s Holyrood Week visit to Scotland. The Countess of Wessex made the trip to Scotland alongside her husband Prince Edward, 58, and her 96-year-old mother-in-law, the Queen.

However, the mother-of-two also visited Capability Scotland to celebrate the charity’s 75th anniversary.

The charity provides care, support and education for disabled children and adults across Scotland.

In a post on the Royal Family’s Instagram account, an update revealed the Countess’s tribute to the late Duke.

It read: “The Countess of Wessex visited Capability Scotland’s Riccarton Service to celebrate the charity’s 75th anniversary and plant a rose in memory of their former patron, the Duke of Edinburgh.”

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Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99, was the association’s patron for a total of 60 years.

According to the Royal Family’s website, Sophie’s visit to Capability Scotland took place on the same day the Queen met Scotland’s 51-year-old First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Sophie then joined her husband Edward for a garden party at the Queen’s Edinburgh residence.

They were joined by Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

A total of 6,000 guests had been invited to the event in recognition of their contribution to communities across Scotland.

Holyrood week came to a close as Edward, known as the Earl of Forfar north of the border, hosted an event for holders of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award across Scotland at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Sophie has previously opened up about her close relationship with the Iron Duke before he died last year.

Speaking about her relationship with her father-in-law, the Countess said: “Cooking is something I love talking to him about.

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“And he loves watching cooking shows.

“I think Hairy Bikers is one of his favorites.”

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