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Sophie Wessex Talks About Raising Her Children In Rare Interview

Sophie Wessex talks about raising her children in rare interview.
August 26, 2020 - 11:00 / Clemens Fanger

Sophie Wessex has talked about raising her children in a rare interview. In a candid conversation with the magazine Good Housekeeping, the Countess not only talked about her teenage children, but also about her roles for two causes near to her heart: the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and the counseling service Childline, which she has been the patron of since 2016. Read on to find out what Sophie had to say about raising her children in the rare interview...!

In a rare interview, Sophie, Countess of Wessex has now talked about raising her children in times of social media and also addressed her commitment to two charities close to her heart. While speaking to Good Housekeeping, the Countess commented on how her role as the patron of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and the counseling service Childline have influenced her view on parenting.

Sophie Wessex talks about raising her two children

She opened up about her children and raising them, and it turns out while many pre-teens and teenagers are on social media, Louise and James are not. "At the moment, my children aren’t into social media, however, it is here to stay, so it’s important for them to understand it and for us to equip them with the tools to navigate it successfully. Again, I think openness is one way families can support their teenagers."

The Countess of Wessex has been married to Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's youngest son, ever since 1999. Their two beautiful children Lady Louise Windsor (16) and James, Viscount Severn (12) were born in 2003 and 2007, respectively.

Addressing her charity work, she added: "What my work with the NSPCC and other charities has taught me is that young people are extremely resilient and resourceful, but they need an opportunity and a helping hand in order to achieve extraordinary things and overcome hurdles." The royal actually did a shift at a Childline center in June. The counseling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday is a cause that is very dear to her heart.

The Queen's youngest grandchildren will not be using their royal titles
The Queen's youngest grandchildren will not be using their royal titles. 

"If children feel they can discuss issues and worries with their parents, without fear of them, or their friends, being judged, this may give opportunity to help them with what can be a complex and very pressured area. It’s so important that young people have adults in their lives who support and affirm them. Particularly when the virtual world can be, at times, unkind. Young people need to know they can trust someone with a problem, be that a person directly involved in their life or, of course, Childline is always there for them."