Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor is one of the lesser known granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh.
She was born on November 8, 2003, in difficult circumstances that threatened the life of her mother, Duchess Sophia of Edinburgh.
Although she is the granddaughter of a monarch, she does not have a royal title, as her parents renounced it in order to give her a more normal life.
However, since her grandfather’s death in 2021, she has become more prominent in the British royal family.
Lady Louise Windsor titles
Louise has no royal titles due to her parents’ decision and a British law that gives sons precedence over daughters, even if they were born first.
Since Louise is the daughter of an Earl, she was given the title of Lady after her birth in 2003, because although she was the daughter of the Earls of Wessex when she was born, it was her brother who would officially inherit the title.
Lady Louise grew up at Windsor Castle with her younger brother, James, Earl of Wessex. From an early age, she showed an interest in sports and outdoor activities, especially horseback riding.
From her grandfather, Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, she inherited a love of horses and carriage driving, an equestrian discipline in which she competes successfully. She also has an interest in gardening and worked in a specialty shop last summer.
The young lady graduated from high school with excellent grades and is currently studying English Philology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Lady Louise is a dedicated and discreet student who avoids the media spotlight and social networking sites.
One of Lady Louise’s most recent public appearances was at the coronation of her uncle, King Charles III, on May 8 last year.
The young lady attracted attention for her elegant floral dress and her privileged position at the ceremony and on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
According to the British media, Lady Louise was the favorite granddaughter of the Duke of Edinburgh and had a good relationship with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Lady Louise Windsor’s Birthday
Lady Louise turns 20 today and will have to decide whether or not to accept the royal titles to which she is entitled as the granddaughter of a monarch.
Her father, Prince Edward, was named the new Duke of Edinburgh after her father’s death.
If Lady Louise accepts to be a princess, she could take on more responsibilities within the British royal family and play a more active role in official acts.