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Royal bombshell: Sophie Wessex makes surprising revelation about husband Prince Edward

In a rare interview with the Sunday Times, Sophie, Countess of Wessex opened up about her relationship with Prince Edward and what kind of father he is to their two growing children. Edward and Sophie are parents to two children, Lady Louise and James Viscount.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Sophie revealed Prince Edward is a ''very engaged'' father to the young adults.

Lady Louise is 16-years-old and Sophie recently revealed she is bright, and likely to attend university in the future.

Sophie and Edward's son James, Viscount Severn is just 12-years old.

Giving rare insight into the Wessex household, Sophie admitted they are a very equal partnership within their home.

She said: ''I wasn't well when I got back, so my husband has been doing the school run.

"If one of us goes away, we try to make sure the other is around.''

Asked if Edward cooks, she added: ''Yes, sometimes. He is very good at barbecues, and the children love those."

She also revealed the Queen's youngest son often enjoys taking his children on trips to enjoy the nature, much like his brother, the Prince of Wales.

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He takes our son fishing, does a lot of riding with our daughter, he is very engaged as a father,'' she added.

Sophie views herself as a feminist because of her belief in equality.

Asked if she's a feminist, she mused: ''Now there's a question. I suppose I probably am.

"I believe in equality for everyone.''

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The royal couple do their best to give their children a ''normal'' upbringing, revealing the children attend a regular school and spend their weekends doing chores such as tending to the pets.

Sophie said: ''What's normal? They go to a regular school. They go to friends for sleepovers and parties.

"At weekends we do lots of dog walking and stay with friends.

"I guess not everyone's grandparents live in a castle, but where you are going is not the important part, or who they are.

"When they are with the Queen, she is their grandmother.''

The countess also stressed that their children are being raised to know they are ''very likely'' not to be able to rely on the trappings of royal life forever.

The two children are being raised as hard workers who will earn their own way in life.

Sophie told The Sunday Times magazine: ''We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living.

"Hence we made the decision not to use HRH titles.

"They have them and can decide to use them from 18, but I think it's highly unlikely.

"[Louise is] working hard and will do A-levels. I hope she goes to university. I wouldn't force her, but if she wants to.

"She's quite clever, so I think probably, whereas James I don't know.''

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