Over the past two years, the royal family line-up has changed. Following Harry and Meghan’s departure and Prince Andrew’s disgrace, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, along with their daughter Lady Louise has taken on more public profiles.
Eighteen-year-old Lady Louise has been mostly kept out of the limelight. In 2011, she was a bridesmaid at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, which was her first significant royal outing. According to the Daily Mail, Lady Louise’s parents wanted her to have a normal childhood, complete with extracurricular activities and school friends. She even works at a garden center, reportedly making £6.63 per hour since finishing classes in June.

Lady Louise was born with esotropia, causing the eyes to turn inwards. In 2013 she underwent an operation to correct her condition. Royal watchers have remarked on the similarity between Lady Louise and her grandmother, the Queen. She has also been described as the favorite of the Queen’s grandchildren and noted for her maturity.

On Saturday, after attending a prayer service at Crathie Kirk, Lady Louise joined her parents and other family members to wave to the public and read the condolences and tributes left with bouquets in memory of Queen Elizabeth.

Lady Louise also bonded with her grandfather and shared a love of carriage driving. Her mom Sophie noted,

”My father-in-law was always so good at encouraging, he was really encouraging of Louise. So when she not only said “please can I have a go”, but then when she showed a flair for it, he was just brilliant with her,’ and ‘They used to chat away about it, and he would always turn up if she was competing in the Great Park, he would always turn up to watch her and watch her training days.’

Lady Louise even drove her grandfathers exercise carriage during a memorial service in his honor.

Queen Elizabeth’s memorial service has been planned for Monday, Sept 19.

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