She explained this dynamic in their relationship could be seen as far back as their engagement photo call in 1999.
“Sophie’s superior levels of confidence and perhaps life experience showed here but the duo looked as though they shared the same goals and thinking,” Judi said.
“The way Sophie holds onto Edward’s arm suggested she would be his anchor in life.”
Judi suggested continued with Prince Edward often taking the back seat in joint engagements.
Commenting on the couple attending Royal Ascot, before the coronavirus crisis, Judi said Prince Edward positioned himself so Sophie could take the attention.
She continued: “Sophie’s body language suggests no active desire to scene-steal here as she stands with one knee bent in and some modestly-placed hand gestures.
“Again it’s Edward who seems happy to suppress his own royal status to make her the focus of his attention.
“The way he face-watches his wife suggests she’s not only the centre of his attention, she’s also the one he is amused by and takes his lead from.”
“Prince Edward looks delighted to stand by his wife using glances of admiration and pride.”
While they have taken different approaches to their royal roles, Judi claimed the dynamic has worked for them.
The couple still shows “strong bonds of affection” after being married for more than 20 years.
She added: “Sophie and Edward’s body language together suggests authentic, strong bonds of shared humour and affection.”
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The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.
— to www.express.co.uk