Sophie, Gravin van Wessex praat uit oor die 'tragiese' impak van menopouse: 'We have to be able change that’

Die Britse koninklike, who is married to Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son Prince Edward, by 'n rondetafelgesprek aangesluit om die te ondersteun “Menopouse Werkplek belofte” veldtog met Welstand van Vroue, Mense tydskrif reported on Monday.

Volgens die afsetpunt, the 56-year-old became a royal patron of the charity earlier this year. The campaign calls on employers to support women and staff going through menopause in the workplace.

Women having to leave the workplace because of the menopause is tragic,” said the mother 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.

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex spoke out about a topic that is still considered to be taboo.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex spoke out about a topic that is still considered to be taboo. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

“Saam, we can support the thousands of women out there who form the backbone of our workforce,” vervolg sy. “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.

Voorheen, Sophie spoke from personal experience.

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 explained. “It’s described as something incredibly negative. Een, ja, 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 noted that it’s a first for a royal to speak so candidly about a subject that is still considered to be taboo.

The menstrual cycle, periods, the menopause, having babies… jy weet, we all talk about having babies, but nobody talks about periods, nobody talks about the menopause, hoekom nie?” said 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.'

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex is married to Prince Edward

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is married to Prince Edward (Foto deur Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Na Prins Harry en sy vrou Meghan Markle stepped back as senior royals, expert Phil Dampier told U.K.’s DailyMail that Sophie was the ideal member of the family to step into their shoes. He noted that her brother-in-law Prince Andrew had also stepped back amid his Epstein scandal and the queen’s cousins are in their 80s.

Elizabeth’s eldest son, Prins 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,” said 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 called Sophiefit and full of energy.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor take part in the Great British Beach Clean on Southsea beach on September 20, 2020 in Portsmouth, Engeland.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor take part in the Great British Beach Clean on Southsea beach on September 20, 2020 in Portsmouth, Engeland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images)

“ek dink [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.

Hy het bygevoeg: “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.

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