Princess Sofia on Whether She Would Ever Consider a 'Megxit' Like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Princess Sofia is speaking out about her life as a royal mom — and whether she would ever consider stepping away from royal duty like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
In Princess Sofia: Project Playground, a new documentary that aired on September 3 on Sweden's TV4, the former reality TV star, 35 — who is married to Prince Carl Philip of Sweden — was asked about the so-called "Megxit" by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and her thoughts on doing the same.
“No. Not really. I think I have found such a fantastic balance, and I really see it as a positive that I have made it through these stormy years,” she said, according to Royal Central. The mom of two — Prince Alexander, 4 and Prince Gabriel, 3 — added, “It is such a huge advantage, in that we have the opportunity to stand a little in both worlds.”
Sofia founded Project Playground with her friend Frida Vesterberg in 2010 and remained as Secretary-General until April 2015. The charity offers vulnerable children, often victims of neglect, abuse and domestic violence, a safe space to grow and develop. Since entering the royal family, Sofia has played an active role as Honorary Chair and is passionate about expanding their charitable initiative.
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Filmed in Cape Town back in January, Sofia spoke candidly about some of the issues she has had to face since finding herself on a global stage. “Since I became a princess, I have been through many identity crises. Here in South Africa I have a type of identity, and when I come home, I have something else," she said. "Here I am allowed to be who I want to be.”
Prior to becoming a royal, Sofia worked as a waitress, a model and a reality television personality. Her love of Africa dates back to her teenage years, when she worked as a volunteer and aid worker in South Africa, Senegal and Ghana.
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In this unprecedented time, the founders of Project Playground, HRH Princess Sofia of Sweden and Frida Vesterberg, send their thoughts to each of the families who are suffering, at risk or facing difficulties due to the #COVID19 crisis. Although our offices have been closed since March 17th, we are implementing programmes, aligned with our normal after school activities, for our staff to continue to engage with participants and their families during the lockdown in South Africa. Project Playground is working every day to ensure that we are present for every single child who needs support. The world may be changing, but the need to uplift others never will. Please help us do more. Link in bio. #projectplayground
In June, Sofia and Carl Philip marked their fifth wedding anniversary by sharing a series of previously unreleased images from their royal wedding on Instagram, accompanied by lines from the groom’s wedding speech.
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“Every person comes to a crucial choice; a choice that determines your future and is about who you are and above all who you want to be," Carl Philip said. "And often it takes courage. Courage not to choose the easy path just because it is easy, but courage to stay on the difficult path because it is right."
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