In 2001, the company Sophie was running had to be closed. According to sources, Sophie allegedly made ‘indiscreet remarks’ about both British politicians and particular members of the Royal Family. Like most people in the public eye, their old statements are often dug up, found and used against them.
However, since then she has acted almost perfectly in the public eye and is considered to be one of the Queen’s most trusted allies. People have said that she is an extraordinary example of an outsider entering the Royal Family, and grasping the job like a natural. She is both a public and a family favorite.