Inside Sophie Wessexes’ Bagshot Park home: Royal fans spy intimate photos in previously unseen rooms


Sophie Wessex has given royal fans a glimpse inside previously unseen rooms in the Bagshot Park home she shares with Prince Edward.

The Countess, 56, took part in a special virtual engagement with the British Fashion Council yesterday, during which she presented the 2021 Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to London-born Priya Ahluwalia.

Wearing a stylish navy and white printed Victoria Beckham dress, the mother-of-two took part in the Zoom webinar hosted by Caroline Rush, the British Fashion Council’s Chief Executive. During the discussion she revealed her style ‘icon’ is actress Angelina Jolie, adding: ‘I always think she looks amazing – and also Queen Rania of Jordan always looks stunning.’

Sophie also shared a new photo via the Palace to mark the occasion, taken in a different room of the Surrey residence to the one she held the Zoom call in. 

Royal fans were quick to spot a number of sweet shots of their children Lady Louise Windsor, 17, and James, Viscount Severn, 13, and intimate portraits of their proud parents among their possessions.

Here, we take look at what we can learn about the Wessexes from their sitting rooms. 

Sophie Wessex has given royal fans a glimpse inside previously unseen rooms in the Bagshot Park home she shares with Prince Edward in a new photo released yesterday

1. Baby photos of their children

Sitting proudly on a round white side table with duck egg legs, situated beneath an  oil painting, are a selection of photos, one of which shows a blonde-haired toddler, which looks like their son James.

A further frame containing several photos appears to show Lady Louise riding a horse.

The teenager is a keen equestrian and is often spotted out riding with her father, the Earl of Wessex. 

She also takes after her grandfather Prince Philip, having inherited his love of carriage driving and proved herself a talented driver from a young age. 

Sitting proudly on a round white side table with duck egg legs, situated beneath an oil painting, are a selection of photos, one of which shows a blonde-haired toddler, which looks like their son James

Sitting proudly on a round white side table with duck egg legs, situated beneath an oil painting, are a selection of photos, one of which shows a blonde-haired toddler, which looks like their son James

2. A black and white photo from William and Kate’s wedding day

Sitting on the shelf of a wooden display cabinet is a candid black and white photograph which looks to have been taken on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding day.

It shows Prince Edward, dressed in military uniform, and a young Lady Louise who was a bridesmaid at the nuptials.

On the big day in April 2011, the adorable eight-year-old was seen walking alongside Pippa Middleton and riding in a carriage with Prince Harry, donning a crown of flowers in her hair. 

Only half of the photograph is visible, but it’s likely that Sophie also features in the sweet shot.

Sitting on the shelf of a wooden display cabinet is a candid black and white photograph which looks to have been taken on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding day

Sitting on the shelf of a wooden display cabinet is a candid black and white photograph which looks to have been taken on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding day

Lady Louise Windsor, pictured back left, was a flower girl at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding day

Lady Louise Windsor, pictured back left, was a flower girl at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding day

3. A model ship

Also seen on the wooden dresser is the front of a model ship which appears to be a military vessel, complete with figurine sailors stood on deck.

The boat is possibly a nod to Prince Edward’s brief stint in the Royal Marines. He bowed out in January 1987, after just four months of training, with the Palace announcing at the time that his decision came after ‘much consideration’ and he was leaving with great regret.  

His commandant, Colonel Ian Moore, said the decision was made ‘for very honourable reasons’, adding that he was ‘doing well in training [and] respected by his instructors, who had all had a lot of time for him’. 

Edward is the Queen’s only son to not serve in the military; both Prince Charles and Prince Andrew served in the Royal Navy, as did their father Prince Philip. Prince William and Prince Harry served in the RAF and Army respectively.

Also seen on the wooden dresser is the front of a model ship which appears to be a military vessel, complete with figurine sailors stood on deck

Also seen on the wooden dresser is the front of a model ship which appears to be a military vessel, complete with figurine sailors stood on deck

4. Wooden display cabinet featuring ornate crockery

A statement feature in the room, the wooden cabinet with glass doors features three shelves, all of which bear three porcelain plates with a floral design.

The nature of their prominent display suggests the crockery is significant to the royal couple and was possibly a wedding gift. 

5. Intimate black and white couple portrait

The intimate black and white shot in the background shows the Countess resting her head on her husband's shoulder as the pair smile for the camera

The intimate black and white shot in the background shows the Countess resting her head on her husband’s shoulder as the pair smile for the camera 

During Sophie’s Zoom call, a romantic photo of her and Prince Edward can be seen in the background.

The intimate black and white shot shows the Countess resting her head on her husband’s shoulder as the pair smile for the camera.

The photograph looks like it was taken during a formal shoot, possibly taken to mark an anniversary. The couple married in June 1999. 

Further photos are also visible on the table, which appear to continue the black and white theme. 

Wearing a stylish navy and white printed Victoria Beckham dress, the mother-of-two took part in the Zoom webinar hosted by Caroline Rush, the British Fashion Council's Chief Executive. Further photos are also visible on the table, which appear to continue the black and white theme

Wearing a stylish navy and white printed Victoria Beckham dress, the mother-of-two took part in the Zoom webinar hosted by Caroline Rush, the British Fashion Council’s Chief Executive. Further photos are also visible on the table, which appear to continue the black and white theme 

Sophie previously shared a glimpse inside her kitchen as she took part in the Act Your Age challenge in November last year.

In a video shared by the Royal Family on its Twitter page, Sophie baked a hearty batch of cheese and bacon scones. 

Sporting a white apron over a blue and white floral dress with her hair scooped into a low ponytail, the Queen’s daughter-in-law revealed she was taking part in the challenge for Girlguiding UK, of which she is president.

Sporting a white apron over a blue and white floral dress with her hair scooped into a low ponytail, the Queen's daughter-in-law revealed she was taking part in the challenge for Girlguiding UK, of which she is president

Sporting a white apron over a blue and white floral dress with her hair scooped into a low ponytail, the Queen's daughter-in-law revealed she was taking part in the challenge for Girlguiding UK, of which she is president

Sporting a white apron over a blue and white floral dress with her hair scooped into a low ponytail, the Queen’s daughter-in-law revealed she was taking part in the challenge for Girlguiding UK, of which she is president

Sophie's scones were delivered to The Hope Hub Camberley, a charity supporting homeless people in Surrey

Sophie’s scones were delivered to The Hope Hub Camberley, a charity supporting homeless people in Surrey

Sophie gave fans a glimpse of her freshly baked cheese and bacon scones - all 55 of them - on cooling racks

Sophie gave fans a glimpse of her freshly baked cheese and bacon scones – all 55 of them – on cooling racks

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