Lady Louise took time to realise ‘there is only one Queen’ – ‘Mummy people keep saying’


LADY LOUISE WINDSOR, the Queen’s youngest granddaughter, is fast approaching adulthood.

According to the Countess, she asked why “people keep on telling [her] that grandma is the queen.”

Sophie added: “I don’t think she has grasped that perhaps there was only one queen.”

Speaking to The Sunday Times in 2020, Sophie described the family dynamic – and that when the children are with Her Majesty, 95, she is simply “their grandmother.”

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor (Image: Getty)

Lady Louise and Sophie Wessex

Lady Louise Windsor and her mother, Sophie, Countess of Wessex in April (Image: PA)

As Louise has grown up, a royal source claims she “reminds the Queen of her daughter, Princess Anne, who is all about duty.”

A further source added that Louise is known to be “level-headed, thoughtful and kind, and reminds the Queen of herself as a young woman.”

Much discussion has taken place about what the future holds with her 18th birthday imminent – on November 8.

The milestone is of significance because Louise can choose to adopt the HRH title, a decision James will also make when he reaches the same age.

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Speaking to The Sunday Times in 2020, Louise’s mother described the family dynamic (Image: Getty)

Sophie and Louise Wessex

Louise as a child had asked why ‘people keep on telling [her] that grandma is the queen.’ (Image: Getty)

It has been an important summer for Louise as she received her AS Level results. According to Hello!, her chosen subjects were English, drama, history and politics, but it isn’t clear which she will take forward to complete her A Levels.

It is not known what grades Louise, who attends single-sex boarding school St Mary’s Ascot in Berkshire, achieved – but her mother has spoken in the past about the possibility of university.

A source suggests Louise is “already getting media training and self-defence classes,” and that she “is the sort of kid who can impress adults and get down on a child’s level, all within the same space.”

A high-profile role in the Firm would indicate Louise following her mother’s footsteps.

Sophie is likely to continue playing a pivotal role in the royal family over the next few years.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told “Although it is not expected that her children will carry out royal engagements, there is little doubt that her work and that of her husband Prince Edward, is invaluable.

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Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Lady Louise in July (Image: PA)

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Sophie (right) with Louise and James (Image: PA)

“It is probable that, as there are now fewer working royals, it might increase in the years ahead.”

Royal sources have described Sophie as “dedicated and hardworking,” much like Louise.

Drawing another parallel, Mr Fitzwilliams said Sophie’s “excellent relationship with the Queen is well known.”

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Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex announced their engagement in 1999 (Image: Getty)

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Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex married in 1999 (Image: Getty)

This is supported by a royal source who told The Sun in 2019 the Queen sees Sophie “like another daughter.”

Sophie joined the ranks of the royal family in 1999 after her wedding to Prince Edward.

The couple welcomed Louise in 2003, followed by James in 2007.


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