Lady Louise Windsor acted ‘deftly’ after avoiding embarrassing wedding moment

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LADY LOUISE WINDSOR was praised for acting “very deftly” after a potentially embarrassing moment in front of the TV cameras at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

Lady Louise has frequently been described as the Queen’s “favourite grandchild” in recent years, owing to their shared interests and the teenager’s personality. Prince Edward and Sophie’s daughter turns 18 on November 8. When she reaches the landmark birthday, she will be able to decide if she wishes to use an HRH title, as will their son James, 13, when he reaches the same age.

She has reportedly made a “big impact” on the monarch in recent months, due to her “patience” and babysitting skills with Princess Charlotte.

The young royal has been praised for her graceful handling of potentially difficult situations, notably at Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018.

Royal author and expert Ingrid Seward spoke to FEMAIL earlier this year ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral.

Louise had a very close relationship with her grandfather, thanks to their shared love of carriage driving, and the young lady made extra efforts to support her family in the days and weeks that followed the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise’s “royal” personality has often brought her praise. (Image: GETTY)

Lady Louise Windsor with her parents

Lady Louise Windsor with her parents looking at tributes to Prince Philip. (Image: GETTY)

Ms Seward said: “She has always been an asset to the family and very polite which the Queen loves.

“Remember how she helped the bridesmaids on the steps of St George’s Chapel as they went inside at Princess Eugenie’s wedding and her skirt blew up in the wind in front of the TV cameras?
“She handled it very deftly.”

Louise was a special attendant in the bridal party at Princess Eugenie’s wedding, and had previously been a bridesmaid at Prince William and Kate’s wedding, sharing a carriage with Prince Harry on their way to Buckingham Palace.

Lady Louise Windsor and Prince Philip

Lady Louise was particularly close to her grandfather. (Image: GETTY)

She was also photographed two days after Philip’s death walking across the grounds of Windsor Castle to view the tributes left, and thanked estate workers for their support and hard work.

Perhaps the most fitting tribute of all was from Louise herself.

She was pictured driving the Duke’s carriage drawn by his two beloved ponies – Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm.

Lady Louise Windsor at Eugenie's wedding

Lady Louise Windsor acted ‘deftly’ after avoiding embarrassing wedding moment (Image: GETTY)

The Daily Mail reported she will inherit his carriage and ponies as they shared the same hobby.

They featured as a touching tribute to his love for the sport on the day of his funeral.

The ponies drew the last carriage used by the Duke in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, bearing his driving cap, gloves, whip, blanket and a tub containing sugar lumps for the horses on the seat.

The carriage was made eight years ago under the guidance of the Duke.

Queen, Prince Philip, Lady Louise Windsor & Kate

She is reported to be the Queen’s favourite grandchild. (Image: GETTY)

Louise competed in the 2019 Royal Windsor Horse Show, finishing third, and Philip watched on and “took pleasure in watching Louise compete” according to Ms Seward.

She added: “He would have made sure she had some top-class tuition from one of his grooms and of course the availability of ponies and carriages to drive.”

Despite her more recent public appearances, Louise grew up away from the spotlight, with a normal upbringing from her parents.

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, spoke to the Sunday Times last year: “They go to a regular school.

“I guess not everyone’s grandparents live in a castle, but where you are going is not the important part, or who they are.

“When they are with the Queen, she is their grandmother.”

Louise is beginning the second year of her A Levels, and is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and work for a living after university – if she goes.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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