Sophie Wessex delivers speech at UN on women in Afghanistan
Sophie carried out a four-day visit to New York this week, during which she delivered a keynote speech to a United Nations event and put the spotlight on gender equality and women in business. While this isn’t the first time the Countess heads to the Big Apple to carry out similar engagements and has dedicated much of her time as a working royal to these issues, this year’s visit in particular appears to have attracted a lot of media and public attention.
Royal commentator Russell Myers believes the departure of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be linked to the increased coverage dedicated to the Countess and Earl of Wessex in recent months.
Appearing on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, the expert said: “Are the Instagram generation going to be as obsessed with Sophie and Edward Wessex as they are with the Sussexes? Obviously not.
“However, when you’re dealing with them… [the Daily Mirror] did a big series about online internet safety for kids, and she was super, super involved in it, going through the finer detail, she is really across her subject matter.
“So, it’s not just for show and she has really grown into that.
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“With the Sussexes not here, the Wessexes will undoubtedly benefit.”
Mr Myers also highlighted Sophie and…