Queen’s ‘second daughter’ Sophie could inherit Her Majesty’s Duchess title

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is expected to be made the Duchess of Edinburgh.

Sophie, 57, who is married to the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward, is believed to have had a close relationship with her late mother-in-law, even calling the monarch “Mama”.

Following the Queen’s passing, the Countess has been pictured looking sombre and tearful as she attended a handful of memorial services for the Queen.

It’s now thought that Edward, 58, may inherit his late father Prince Philip's former title of the Duke of Edinburgh in light of his mother’s death, therefore making Sophie a Duchess.

The titled was initially inherited by Charles, who has since been made King.

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The decision rests in the hands of the new King, Telegraph reports.

Prince Philip’s said to have expressed his wishes of Edward inheriting his title when the time came and King Charles III agreed to such terms.

As it stands, Edward is the only one of the Queen’s sons to not have a Dukedom.

While it’s believed Charles will keep his promise to his late father, Edward has previously appeared to have expressed his doubts.

“It was fine in theory, ages ago when it was sort of a pipe dream of my father’s,” he told the BBC.

“Of course it will depend on whether or not the Prince of Wales, when he becomes king, whether he’ll do that, so we’ll wait and see. So yes, it will be quite a challenge taking that on.”

Edward and Sophie have been seen attending several of the Queen’s memorial services, one of which Sophie was spotted comforting her sister-in-law Princess Anne at.

The tender moment happened as the family watched the Queen’s coffin being carried into the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday.

The Queen's children and their spouses watched on in solemn silence as soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland carried the coffin to the Palace's Throne Room.

The Queen’s coffin has since been brought to Buckingham Palace where several senior royals were standing waiting for her inside.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined King Charles III, the Prince and Princess of Wales and Queen Consort Camilla, as well as Princess Anne and Prince Edward, along with Sir Tim Laurence and Sophie Wessex.

Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank as well as Zara Philips and Mike Tindall accompanied their family at the Palace too, Evening Standard reports.

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