Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s ‘firm’ speech shows she copies Queen in public

Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s ‘firm’ speech shows she copies Queen in public

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is the wife of Prince Edward, 56. When she has attended royal events, the royal has shown similarities to Queen Elizabeth II, 94.

Sophie married the Queen’s youngest son on June 19, 1999.

Since then, the royal has formed a close relationship with the monarch, Judi explained.

She told Express.co.uk: “Sophie’s calm, unfussy and upbeat-looking body language and behaviour seems to have impressed the Queen years ago and the pair are said to be close.”

The Queen showed her liking for Sophie early on and reportedly broke royal protocol to let Sophie stay at Buckingham Palace with Edward before they were married.

The royal ladies have continued their friendship by attending many official events together.

Commenting on her speech and body language, Judi explained Sophie has a similar public style to the Queen.

She continued: “Sophie is a very adept speaker with some interesting fluctuations in style and speech patterns.

“When she made a speech for the Diamond Jubilee Trust last year, with the Queen standing by her side a couple of paces from the lectern, she used several traits that were reminiscent of the Queen’s own speaking style.

“She mirrored her mother-in-law in a flattering way terms of vocal tone and delivery.”

During the speech last year, the Countess used similar delivery techniques that have been used by the Queen.

Judi added: “Her voice had a slightly high lilt to it but it lacked variation, meaning it was steady, rather than producing higher and lower notes to add emphasis via some rises or falls.

“It was a very simple delivery with no show-boating gesticulation or additions.

“The air of both warmth and firmness in her understated tone was very similar to the Queen’s signature style.

“Sophie lacks the rather clipped accent of her mother-in-law but her enunciation is similar at times.”

Sophie is no stranger to public speaking and had a career.

However, the expert claimed she has adapted her speaking style to become more regal.

After giving her speech, Sophie showed her close relationship with the Queen by greeting her after.

Judi suggested she appeared to look for the approval of her mother-in-law.

“When she stepped off the podium she walked straight over to the Queen,” she said.

“She appears to glow at what looked like some words of approval from her mother-in-law.”

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