Sophie Wessex says her children are expected to work outside the royals.
Sophie said, “We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living,”
Sophie is wife of Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son Prince Edward. They both are working royals. The names of children are Lady Louis and James, Viscount Severn.
The Countess of Wessex has given a rare interview to the international news. She focused more on the royal’s recent trip to South Sudan, and her campaign against sexual violence.
“What’s normal? They go to a regular school,” Sophie told interviewer Christina Lamb, who clarified that both Louise and James “attend top independent schools.”
“They go to friends for sleepovers and parties. At weekends we do lots of dog walking and stay with friends. I guess not everyone’s grandparents live in a castle, but where you are going is not the important part, or who they are. When they are with the Queen, she is their grandmother.”
However, Sophie said Louis and James are not likely to join family business like their cousin Prince William.
Sophie told the interviewer about the path Lady Louis will adapt. “[Lady Louise is] working hard and will do A-levels. I hope she goes to university. I wouldn’t force her, but if she wants to. She’s quite clever, so I think probably”. But she is not sure what her son will do, “Whereas James I don’t know,”
“We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living,” Sophie said. “Hence we made the decision not to use HRH titles. They have them and can decide to use them from 18, but I think it’s highly unlikely.”