This week Sophie joined a discussion to support the Menopause Workplace Pledge campaign, launched by charity Wellbeing of Women, one of the Countess’ patronages. The campaign looks to raise awareness on the effect of menopause on working women, who often quit their job due to its physical effects. The charity is also asking businesses to sign the pledge as part of World Menopause Awareness Month.
Sophie said: “Women having to leave the workplace because of the menopause is tragic.
“We’re fabulous in our forties, and we’re even more fabulous in our fifties, sixties and seventies and we need to celebrate that and keep opportunities going for women.
“We can’t let anyone leave the workplace feeling they’ve got to slope off into the shadows ‒ we have to be able to change that.”
The royal spoke openly about menstruation, menopause and pregnancy in a video call with the organisation’s chair and a panel of experts.
She stressed she wanted to normalise taboo topics by bringing them “out into the open and not making it some kind of behind-closed-doors conversation.”
This week a royal expert lauded Sophie for her work in promoting the campaign
Pod Save the Queen is hosted by Zoey Forsey and features Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers.
On the podcast Mr Myers praised the Countess and dubbed her the “Royal Family’s secret weapon”.
“She’s very comfortable in her own skin, she is the…