Why Sophie Wessex’s daughter will not receive the title, but her son James will
LADY LOUISE WINDSOR has thrived in recent appearances, although she will not receive a royal title from her parents, unlike her younger brother James, Viscount Severn. The reason for this is explained on this website.
Lady Louise Windsor, 17, has demonstrated that she is at ease in public by accompanying her parents Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 56, and Prince Edward, 57, on recent trips. The royal adolescent’s ease in the spotlight has sparked conjecture that she may one day take on an official role within the monarchy.
Nonetheless, Louise will be denied the opportunity to inherit her father Edward’s earldom of Wessex peerage.
In the United Kingdom, the law of male primogeniture still applies, which means that titles can only be passed down through the male line of the family.
Unless the law is amended to offer daughters equal rights to their father’s peerages, Louise’s brother James, Viscount Severn, 13, will be the next Earl of Wessex.
Despite the fact that she is unlikely to succeed as Countess of Wessex, Louise already holds a regal title.
She was born with a princess title and HRH style as Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter, but her parents chose to raise their children without them.
Sophie and Edward reportedly did not want their children to have to deal with the pressures of having official titles as they grew up.
Louise will be eighteen in November. She will then be free to decide whether or not she wishes to be known as a princess in the future.
However, even if Louise were to become a princess, she is unlikely to ever serve in the monarchy.
Sophie and Edward’s daughter is 15th in line to the throne, and with Prince Charles’s, 72, rumored ambitions for a slimmed-down monarchy, it appears doubtful that she will join the Firm as an official member.
It has long been assumed that Louise’s father, Edward, would receive the Duke of Edinburgh title from his father. However, royal sources have recently cast doubt on the plans.
When Prince Philip died, Charles was automatically made Duke of Edinburgh, and it will be up to him to disperse the title when he becomes King.
Despite Philip’s personal request for Edward to take over the title, sources indicate Charles will not do so.
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