Lady Louise was given a “unique present” as a “subtle manner” of demonstrating her close relationship with Prince Philip.
PRINCE According to royal sources, Philip bonded with his youngest granddaughter through their shared love of horses, and sent Lady Louise a “series of emotional gifts” to promote her carriage driving pastime.
Due to their mutual passion of carriage driving, Lady Louise Windsor and her grandpa Prince Philip had a “particularly unique affinity.” Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death in April, he gave his youngest granddaughter a few valuable presents, including his own carriage and two Fell horses, as a manner of “encouraging her pursuits.” Lady Louise Windsor was recently spotted competing in the Windsor Horse Show in her late grandfather’s dark green carriage.
“There’s something to be said for a granddaughter’s closeness with her grandfather, and as Cosmopolitan pointed out, Lady Louise Windsor and the late Prince Philip were very close,” according to The List.
“They had a variety of interests, including a love of horses. Philip was frequently seen at Louise’s equestrian contests, just as he was for his daughter, Princess Anne, and the two appeared to have a close relationship.
“Philip passed away in April 2021, leaving a number of heartfelt gifts for his young granddaughter. Philip gave his two Fell horses, Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, to Louise, according to Cosmopolitan.
“He also gave her his own four-wheeled vehicle, which he had used during his burial procession.
“During his stay at Windsor Castle, Philip frequently used the carriage. Some have viewed his decision to leave her such an item as a subtle way of promoting her goals.
“Given that the carriage was used to transport Philip’s cap and gloves during his funeral, it’s safe to assume that it was a very important present for Louise to receive.”
Lady Louise’s mother Sophie Wessex spoke of her daughter’s close friendship with the late Duke and their shared love of sport in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He was incredibly encouraging of Louise, and he was simply amazing with her when she not only said can I have a go, but also showed a knack for it,” she recalled.
“They used to talk about it all the time, and he would always show up to observe her training days if she was competing in the Great Park.”
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