Lady Louise Windsor news: Sophie and Edward’s daughter to face tough decision over title

Sophie Wessex and Edward: Expert says royals do the ‘donkey work’

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Lady Louise Windsor, 17, impressed royal fans in the days following her grandfather Prince Philip’s death as she joined her parents Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 56, and Prince Edward, 57, for several engagements. While the royal teenager was raised without an HRH style and princess title she is entitled to them by birth and can choose whether or not to use them when she turns 18.

Louise is Queen Elizabeth II’s, 95, youngest granddaughter and is said to be a favourite.

A royal insider previously told The Sun: “The Queen loves the fact that Louise and James relish their time at Balmoral, and she has become particularly close to Louise, who seems to have become her favourite grandchild, closely followed by James.

“Louise also endeared herself to everyone by looking after William and Kate’s children when they were up here.

They added: “Louise loves drawing and sketching and was very patiently trying to get Charlotte to do pictures of rabbits and deer.”

Louise is currently studying for her A-Levels and will turn 18 later this year on November 8.

While Edward and Sophie chose to raise Louise and their son James, Viscount Severn, 13, without the titles they received at birth, the young royals can decide whether or not they wish to adopt them when they reach adulthood.

Lady Louise is currently styled after her father’s Earl of Wessex peerage but may decide to switch to being a princess on her next birthday.

Explaining their decision not to raise their children with official titles, Sophie previously told the Sunday Times Magazine: “We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living.”

Sophie added: “Hence we made the decision not to use HRH titles.”

The Countess said she thought it was unlikely that Louise or James would choose to use their titles as adults.

She added: “They have them and can decide to use them from 18, but I think it’s highly unlikely.”

DON’T MISS

Meghan Markle cancels baby shower – She ‘doesn’t feel it appropriate’ [INSIGHT]
‘Outsider’ Prince Harry forced to ‘watch rest of family move forward’ [VIDEO]
Photographer lifts lid on what Meghan is REALLY like when cameras off [PICTURES]

Could Lady Louise become a working royal?

While Louise has been raised outside the royal bubble her parents’ recent promotion within the Firm has prompted speculation around whether she could become a working royal in future.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s departure from the Firm coupled with Prince Andrew’s withdrawal from royal duties created a vacuum at the top of the monarchy and in recent months Sophie and Edward have been pushed up to provide more support to the crown.

Louise’s latest outings show she is confident at appearing in public and could prove to be a huge asset to the Firm.

However, Prince Charles’s reported plans for a streamlined monarchy when he becomes king cast doubt over Louise’s future as a working royal.

The Countess has previously expressed her wish for Louise to attend university and it seems likely she will pursue a career outside of the Royal Family.

Sophie and Edward will undergo a change to their royal titles once Charles is king as Edward will inherit his late father’s Duke of Edinburgh peerage.

They will become the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and the peerage is expected to eventually pass on to their son James.

Source: Read Full Article