‘Eyes would light up,’ says the narrator. Lady Louise tells all about how lovely Philip inquired about the competition.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S DAUGHTER, LADY LOUISE WINDSOR, discussed her close relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh during an appearance on a BBC documentary on Wednesday night.
The 17-year-old revealed how she and her late grandfather had a passion for carriage driving in her maiden broadcast appearance. Prince Philip’s life revolved around carriage driving, and he rode around the grounds of Windsor Castle until he was 90 years old.
Because of the Iron Duke’s passion for carriage driving, it was even present at his funeral.
Philip’s driving cap and gloves were put on the seat of his most recent carriage during the funeral day parade, and his two Fell ponies marched towards Windsor Castle’s courtyard.
However, the adolescent royal displayed Philip’s genuine sporting impact.
“The Duke of Edinburgh has been so interested in my driving, which has been nice but also a little frightening because he very much invented the sport,” she explained.
“It’s great to have learned first-hand from him,” Louise continued, “and I think it’s definitely brought us closer.”
Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99, was believed to get “passionate” while talking about sports with his youngest granddaughter.
“He’d often ask me how it went after a competition,” she remembered.
“When he talks about it, his eyes would light up because he gets so excited.”
Philip, on the other hand, took Louise carriage-driving with him.
“He would drive me on a different path every day when we went carriage driving,” she explained.
“I’m not sure how he did it, but he managed to tell me all kinds of stories about everything and everything.
“He is without a doubt one of the most fascinating persons I’ve ever met.”
Philip’s grandchildren, including Prince Edward’s daughter, informed the BBC about the Duke’s passion for carriage racing.
Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall both recalled going for a drive with their grandfather.
“I have a lot of good memories of him driving the ponies,” Zara remarked.
“That was one of the scarier moments, wasn’t it?” her brother replied.
The BBC documentary, which broadcast at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, was commissioned to commemorate Philip’s 100th birthday.
Sadly, Britain’s longest-serving consort was only three months away from celebrating his centenary.