On 8 January 2020, one of the most critical phases of recent years began for the English Crown. That day, in fact, Harry e Meghan Markle have announced their intention to bid farewell to the status of senior members of the Royal Family. If Meghan Markle was unable to adapt to the life of the Court – some say she was totally unprepared – another Princess did it: we are talking about Sofia of Sweden.
The wife of the Prince Charles Philip, fourth in line of succession on the Swedish throne, has a past that unites it – at least in part – with the Duchess of Sussex, but a decidedly different present. There Princess Sofia, thanks to its fresh beauty and magnetic charm, started working as a model when she was still very young, and her life flowed like that of millions of other girls around the world. She became famous for some photo shoots, in 2005 she landed on television thanks to reality show Paradise Hotel, where it achieved great notoriety.
Only a few years later his name was compared to that of Prince Charles Philip, second son and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. In 2010, the two began dating, and the Swedish press has certainly not always been on Sofia’s side. However, she never let herself be intimidated: when, in 2015, she walked the aisle of the Chapel of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, getting married with Carlo Filippo, he already knew his life wasn’t going to be all plain sailing.
However, Princess Sophia never thought of abandon his role and leave the Royal Family behind, as happened a few months ago at Kensington Palace. Meghan Markle, also with a career in the entertainment world, has not been able to really settle in the Court, much since packing with her husband Harry moving overseas.
A decision, that of Duchess of Sussex, which has long been criticized. Sofia, during a documentary about her family entitled Princess Sofia: Project Playground, revealed that she had spent “stormy years” following her marriage to Prince Charles Philip, but never considered possibility of resigning from the Royal Family. “I think I have found a fantastic balance” – concluded the Princess of Sweden, today serene in her role a Court.