Sophie Wessex and her husband Prince Edward live with their two teenage children Lady Louise Louise Windsor, 17, and James, Viscount Severn, 13. Sophie, 56, has given a rare insight into her home life and revealed a nice bit of fresh outdoor air is enough to diffuse any situation.
In an interview with the Telegraph magazine, she said: “If things were kicking off inside, right from the year dot, I’d say ‘right… outside!’ You come back in again and the mood is entirely different.
“Louise would take herself off on her bike, and James is very self-motivated to get out, so actually, it was never a struggle.”
The royals, like most families up and down the country, have spent an unprecedented amount of time indoors together during the coronavirus lockdowns.
Sophie admitted the Wessex family “felt a bit low” at times, but were aware of how “very lucky” they are compared to others in a less fortunate position.
She added: “There were certainly moments when I think we all felt a bit low.
“But then you have to sit there and go, hang on – look at our wonderful surroundings, we are very, very lucky, and so many other people are not in that situation.
“Had we been sitting in an apartment, you know in a tenement block… My heart goes out to people in that situation.”
Sophie and Edward live with their two children at their 120-room mansion in Bagshot House located in the vast grounds of Bagshot Park, Surrey.
The royal residence is located just a few miles from Windsor Castle…