Sophie, Countess of Wessex has spoken out about menopause.
The British royal, who’s married to Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son Prince Edward, joined a roundtable dialogue to assist the “Menopause Workplace Pledge” marketing campaign with Wellbeing of Women, People magazine reported on Monday.
According to the outlet, the 56-year-old turned a royal patron of the charity earlier this 12 months. The marketing campaign calls on employers to assist ladies and workers going by way of menopause within the office.
“Women having to leave the workplace because of the menopause is tragic,” mentioned the mom of two, as quoted by the outlet. “We are fabulous in our 40s, and we are even more fabulous in our 50s, 60s and 70s and we need to celebrate that and keep opportunities going for women.”
QUEEN ELIZABETH CONGRATULATES BBC’S ‘SONGS OF PRAISE’ FOR SHOWING ‘CHRISTIANITY AS A LIVING FAITH’
“Together, we can support the thousands of women out there who form the backbone of our workforce,” she continued. “We cannot let anyone leave the workplace feeling that they have got to slope off into the shadows. We have to be able to change that.”
Previously, Sophie spoke from private expertise.
“Really we should be celebrating the fact that we don’t have to have periods anymore – it should be a liberation, but it feels like a shackle,” the countess defined. “It’s described as something incredibly negative. One, yes, it’s an admittance of the fact that yes, we’re getting a bit older, we’re not as young as we were before… and it’s quite a moment to admit it.”
The outlet famous that it’s a primary for a royal to talk so candidly a couple of topic that’s nonetheless thought of to be taboo.
“The menstrual cycle, periods, the menopause, having babies… you know, we all talk about having babies, but nobody talks about periods, nobody talks about the menopause, why not?” mentioned Sophie. “It’s something that happens to us 12 times a year. It’s something that’s incredibly normal, but it’s something that is hidden. And I think it’s time to say ‘Enough, we need to bring this out onto the table and say, let’s talk about this.'”
After Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan Markle stepped again as senior royals, professional Phil Dampier informed U.K.’s DailyMail that Sophie was the perfect member of the household to step into their sneakers. He famous that her brother-in-law Prince Andrew had additionally stepped again amid his Epstein scandal and the queen’s cousins are of their 80s.
Elizabeth’s eldest son, Prince Charles, is first in line to the throne.
“Prince Edward has kept a very low profile in recent years but his wife, Sophie, has become a star in her own right,” mentioned Dampier. “She is very close to Her Majesty and is a favorite of hers. Recently she has been on several overseas trips and done fantastically well. Now that her children are a bit older I think there could be a great role for her to play.”
Dampier known as Sophie “fit and full of energy.”
“I think [Sophie] wants to do more and would happily step up to the plate and take over more duties if asked,” Dampier continued. “Charles has to realize that you can slim down too much and they are running out of royals to do the nitty-gritty work.”
He added: “Sophie would be perfect to take up some of the slack and I think she has the potential to be a royal superstar given the chance. If it was Sophie’s choice I think she would grab it with both hands.”
Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report.
Credits : foxnews