‘These pictures are beautiful!’ Lady Louise charms royal fans as she is spotted at Windsor


LADY LOUISE WINDSOR has delighted royal fans by paying a sweet tribute to Prince Philip on day four of the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Lady Louise Windsor was pictured arriving at Home Park on Sunday, for the fourth day of the large-scale equestrian event. The 18-year-old took part in the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of The British Driving Society.

The young royal proudly showed off her carriage driving skills in a sport that was a favourite of her late grandfather Prince Philip.

Photographs of Lady Louise show her driving a carriage that previously belonged to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Snaps show the royal wearing her carriage-riding clothes comprising of a tweed blazer and a long skirt, with two brooches affixed to the front.

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor attends day four of the Royal Windsor Horse Show (Image: Getty)

Lady Louise carriage driving

Lady Louise was pictured carriage driving, a sport taught to her by Prince Philip (Image: Getty)

Lady Louise carriage driving

Lady Louise wore a brooch that paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh (Image: Getty)

She sported the same accessory at her grandfather’s memorial service in March, and his 30-person funeral in Windsor last year.
Reacting to the snaps, a royal fan with the username @loveforcambridg wrote: “Aw these pictures are beautiful!”
@mincealors12345 described the pictures as “pretty” while @sarah30twig described them as “beautiful”.
@partlyc2 added: “So glad she’s filling her grandpa’s shoes. He would be so proud of her.”
Sarah Louisa Collins wrote: “He would love that she is continuing that” and Angela Taylor added: “She is growing up to be a very beautiful young lady showing poise and gentle confidence.”

Sophie smiled on proudly while Lady Louise was carriage driving

Sophie smiled on proudly while Lady Louise was carriage driving (Image: Getty)

Sophie Wessex carriage driving

Sophie was pictured driving her own carriage behind Lady Louise’s (Image: Getty)

Lady Louise spoke about her and her grandfather’s shared passion during a BBC documentary titled Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers

She said: “The Duke of Edinburgh has been so involved in my driving which has been so lovely, although slightly scary because he invented the sport pretty much.

“It’s incredible to have learned first-hand from him.”

The Duke of Edinburgh has been credited with helping to shape the sport in the UK and still competed in competitions in his eighties.

At the age of 91, Philip had a dark green carriage made to his specifications out of aluminium and steel.

It is believed to be the same one Lady Louise has been pictured driving.

Lady Louise wore the same brooch at Philip's memorial

Lady Louise wore the same brooch at Philip’s memorial in March (Image: Getty)

Lady Louise's brooch

Lady Louise has worn the brooch on a number of other occasions honouring her grandfather (Image: Getty)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, smiled proudly as she took her seat in her own carriage during the event on Sunday morning.

Sophie, who is known for being close to her mother-in-law the Queen, took the reigns in a carriage just behind her daughter’s.

The mother-of-two wore an elegant navy blue velvet coat and matching hat for the occasion.

On Friday, Sophie was seen taking photographs of her daughter as she drove Philip’s carriage and led the Fell Pony Society centenary parade.

The Queen also attended the event on this day and spoke animatedly to fellow festival-goers from inside a vehicle.

Queen horse show

The Queen made an appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday (Image: Getty)

Queen horse show

Her Majesty used a light walking stick to navigate to her seat (Image: Getty)

The 96-year-old’s arrival in a Range Rover on Friday was met with applause and cheers from onlookers.
She walked to her seat using a walking stick and watched a parade of horses alongside her youngest son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie.
Her Majesty then looked delighted when presented with a trophy after one of her Highland ponies won first place in the show.

This occasion marked the monarch’s first public appearance since missing the State Opening of Parliament.

She was forced to pull out of the event due to “episodic mobility problems” and Prince Charles stepped in to read her speech instead.
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