Kate is very close to her sister, Pippa Middleton, and she has some friends from her college days, of course. However there is one person in particular, that Kate has gotten very close to over the years, that being Sophie, the Countess of Wessex. Sophie is married to Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, Prince Edward, and is Prince William’s aunt.
Kate officially became a member of the royal family when she married Prince William and became Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, building strong relationships within the royal family ever since.
The two are said to get along swimmingly, even if there is a bit of an age gap. Royal experts stating that their friendships go back several years.
Back in April, Showbiz Cheatsheet reported that the two women had really “grown closer in the past year” over the drama regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Saying that Sophie has become a “close confidant” of the Duchess of Cambridge.
Body language expert, Judi James, told Express that it appears as though the two women have a very “powerful” relationship.
“Sophie and Kate communicate in a very engaged and friendly way,” she told the outlet.
Looking at a picture of Kate and Sophie together she noted “Sophie actually leans across to speak to Kate and her eye expressions form a powerful tie-sign that suggests keen engagement and a very close relationship.”
Both women have also gotten closer to Queen Elizabeth over the past year, according to another report from The Sun. The two women have reportedly stepped up to help fill the void in the queen’s life after the death of Prince Philip.