As she approaches her eighteenth birthday, Lady Louise Windsor must make a major royal decision.
LADY Louise Windsor, who will turn 18 in just two months, must make a major decision.
On November 8, Lady Louise, the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, turns eighteen. She will be able to choose whether or not to use an HRH title once she meets the milestone.
When Edward and Sophie’s 13-year-old son James, Viscount Severn, turns 18, he will have the same option.
“We try to raise them up with the awareness they will very likely have to work for a living,” the Countess of Wessex told the Sunday Times in 2020.
“As a result, we decided not to use HRH titles.
“They have them and can choose to use them as soon as they become 18, but I believe it is exceedingly unlikely.”
Sophie also discussed providing a “normal” existence for Lady Louise and James.
“They attend a regular school,” she explained.
“They have sleepovers and parties with their buddies.
“On weekends, we go dog walking and spend time with friends.
“I suppose not everyone’s grandparents live in a castle, but it’s not about where you’re going or who they are.
“She is their grandmother when they are with the Queen.”
Lady Louise and James are said to be Her Majesty’s favorites since they spend their vacations at Balmoral Castle, where the monarch spends her summers.
“The Queen enjoys the fact that Louise and James enjoy their time in Balmoral, and she has become particularly close to Louise, who seems to have become her favorite grandchild, closely followed by James,” a source previously told the Sun.
This year, the Wessexes are expected to join the Queen at Balmoral.
It is the Queen’s first summer vacation away from her loving husband, Prince Philip, at her private Scottish retreat.
Last month, a guard of honour featuring a Shetland pony mascot officially welcomed the 95-year-old to Balmoral.
Since the days of Queen Victoria’s country activities in the Highlands, Scotland has been a welcome haven for the Royal Family.