James, Viscount Severn is the youngest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. At the age of 14, he begins to gain prominence in a regrettable way. The death of his grandmother, at the age of 96, catapulted him as one of the most searched royals on social networks.
James is the youngest son of Prince Edward, (son of the Queen) and Sophie Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex and although he does not like the media attention, he actively participated in the protocol to follow with the death of his grandmother.
James Mountbatten-Windsor, Queen Elizabeth’s favorite grandson.
Contrary to what many claim, that Prince Harry was the favorite of the monarch, the press has highlighted the attachment that James, Viscount Severn, maintained with his grandmother and especially with his grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, because they shared the same hobbies.
James, who ranks 14th in the line of succession to the British throne, has a quiet personality that made his grandparents spend pleasant moments by his side, in addition, he lived very close to his grandmother.
The Wessex family residence is located in Bagshot Park, in Surrey, located about 17 kilometers from Windsor Castle, a place that became the official residence of Elizabeth II.
On family vacations at Balmoral, James stands out from other family members as he likes to spend time outdoors, something the queen enjoyed very much.
“He is quite good at flipping burgers and likes to get involved whenever there is a family barbecue at Balmoral,” revealed a source quoted by The Sun newspaper, that skill was highlighted by his grandmother.
“His enthusiasm for fly-fishing was much celebrated by Her Majesty, as it was a sport much loved by James’ great-grandmother, the late Queen Mother. James spent as much time as possible on the River Dee, with his waders up to his armpits. His mother, Sophia, also a keen angler, loved to accompany him. The Balmoral ghillies (gamekeepers) were very impressed with both of them. Edward is not so keen because he is not so patient, a must when fishing for salmon, even in the Dee, where they are plentiful.”
His sister Lady Louise, 18, also had a special connection with her grandparents. In fact, she inherited from the Duke of Edinburgh his fascination with equestrian sports and after Prince Philip’s death, she received the carriage he used for many years.