Prince Edward's Comments On Homeschooling Are Totally Relatable

As the youngest of Queen Elizabeth's children, Prince Edward has often been outshined by his older siblings. However, his loving relationship with Sophie, Countess of Wessex has delighted the public since their marriage in 1999 which averaged approximately 200 million viewers across the globe, according to Britannica.

Their first child Lady Louise Windsor was born in 2003, followed by her younger brother James, Viscount Severn in 2007 (via Hello!). Prince Edward's family are rumoured to be favourites of Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip, particularly Louise. "The Queen loves the fact that Louise and James relish their time at Balmoral, and she has become particularly close to Louise," a royal insider told The Sun, adding that she "seems to have become her favourite grandchild, closely followed by James."

While Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex have yet to comment on whether their children are favoured by the Queen, Prince Edward did recently open about his children in a rare interview.

Prince Edward's children were forced to study at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in England, schools across the country closed resulting in thousands of students missing out on important exams like GSCE's and A-Levels. Louise was one of them, who was preparing to take her GSCEs when lockdown started.

Like many parents across the country, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, had to organise homeschooling for their children. As the royal told Sky News, the couple had to go "through the whole pain of just having all of that suddenly taken away" like the rest of the nation. And this was a particular struggle for Louise, as "she'd much prefer to be with everyone" rather than do online learning, according to the Earl of Wessex. James, on the other hand, "frankly thinks being at home and online is fantastic," he added.

He also acknowledged the half term school break came at just the right time for his family, as well as many others across the country. "It was very interesting the frustrations that were beginning to show," he said, "and I reckon we weren't the only family to have experienced that. I count our blessings that we're lucky where we are."