Relationships amongst the several grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II are complex and multifaceted. On the other hand, the grandchild who is said to be her favorite did not realize that their grandmother was the Queen. The fact that they look and behave so similarly has left many speechless, and they can’t get over how much they have in common.
In contrast to her more well-known relatives, Prince Edward’s daughter Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor is almost never the center of attention; yet, this does not imply that she is uninterested or uninvolved. The teenager has always had a connection with her grandparents that is both closer and more special than the others that are enjoyed by the other royal grandkids.
According to reports, Lady Louise and her brother James, Viscount Severn has always shared a closer bond with the Queen, just as they did with their late grandfather Prince Philip. Although they may not be as outspoken as their older cousins, Lady Louise and her brother James, Viscount Severn is said to have always had this relationship.
The Queen had already been a grandmother for a whole 26 years by the time her granddaughter Lady Louise was born in 2003. Louise spent every single one of her weekends at Windsor Castle when she was growing up in the 51-acre Bagshot Park, which is located approximately 20 minutes away from Windsor Castle.
Because of the state of mind the Queen had at the time, she and Prince Philip were able to be involved in the day-to-day care of the little girl and her brother. According to a story in Telegraph, Ingrid Seward, the editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, penned the following passage in her book “Prince Philip Revealed: a Man of his Century”:
“They were the grandkids that the grandparents spent the most time with. While the bigger ones were seen fewer times overall, this small child was there each and every Saturday and Sunday.”
Reports indicate that Louise and her grandma have an exceptionally close relationship. It is believed that the Queen is very encouraging of Louise’s creative activities.
Long before the calm and dignified Louise was born, her grandma and her granddaughter had already formed a strong relationship with one another. After the passing of the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret, the Queen quickly developed a fondness for Louise’s mother, Sophie, Countess of Wessex. After that, Sophie developed into a reliable ally for the Queen.
Although their connection was already strong, it became even closer following the difficult delivery of Louise and has remained in that state ever since. However, there are further factors that contribute to the Queen’s fondness for her granddaughter, who is now 18 years old.
The Queen sees aspects of herself in Louise, according to a person close to the royal family who spoke to the Evening Standard. This source also said that the Queen found Louise’s level-headedness, compassion, and generosity to be reminiscent of herself when she was younger.
Louise’s upbringing was quite unremarkable despite the fact that she was the 14th in line to the royal throne. She was sheltered from the public eye throughout her childhood to the point that she was unaware that her grandmother had the title of Queen.
During an interview with Rhiannon Mills of Sky News, Louise’s mother, Sophie, said that her daughter didn’t learn about the title held by Louise’s grandmother until after she had begun attending school. When she got home from school, she couldn’t help but wonder why her classmates had been telling her she was the Queen’s grandmother. Sophie remembered what she had said to her:
“Mummy, I can’t help but notice that everyone is referring to granny as the Queen.”
It’s not hard to see why the Queen sees so much of herself in her youngest granddaughter when you put the two of them side by side and compare their appearances. Lady Louise has a youthful appearance that is eerily similar to that of the Queen when she was younger.
However, a member of the royal family’s inner circle claims that the two individuals have more in common than just a remarkable likeness. Both of their personalities may be described as intelligent and “nice girls” A reliable source divulged that Louise had sound judgment and a humble demeanor, much like the younger version of her grandma.
At the wedding of Louise’s elder cousin, Princess Eugenie, Seward remembers how kind and helpful Louise was to the younger bridesmaids. He compliments Louise on her soft nature and thanks her for being so helpful. Fans of the royal family have also pointed out the eerie similarity that exists between the Queen and her youngest daughter.
A user with the handle @dagmar Marie77 shared a vintage picture of the Queen beside one of Sophie and Louise, remarking on how much the young woman resembled both of her parents. This is what she wrote:
“I see someone who looks very much like both her grandma and her mother,” said the person.
Another devoted follower, @LauraLee 365, is of the opinion that there is no denying the striking resemblance between the two, with the only distinction being that Louise has blonde hair. “She resembles the Queen so closely that the only difference is that she has blonde hair. Even their thick, wavy hair was the same.” She sent forth tweets.
She went on to say that she felt Louise was lovely and graceful, that she reminded her a lot of her grandmother, and that she was an amazing addition to the royal family after making that statement.
@Georgiagiraffe shared that earlier, she had thought about how much Louise looked like her father, but after closer observation, she now sees more of a resemblance between Louise and her grandmother: @Georgiagiraffe shared that earlier, she had thought about how much Louise looked like her father: @Georgiagir
“Just a moment ago, we were commenting on how much she resembled her father, but now I’m thinking, wow! She has the appearance of the Queen!”
In addition to bearing an unmistakable likeness to her grandmother and taking after her grandmother’s good qualities, Louise had a strong relationship with her grandpa, Prince Philip.
She also inherited her grandpa’s enthusiasm for horses, and she and her grandfather had a deep connection through their shared love of riding and driving carriages. As a result of their close relationship, her grandfather, Philip, left her his two fall ponies, Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm.
In addition to that, he bequeathed to her his newest toy, which was a bespoke dark green four-wheeled carriage with dark green upholstery that he had begun using a few years ago to visit the royal estates around Windsor Castle.
It is clear from images taken in 2019 that the prince has always been a loving and supportive grandfather to his granddaughter. During the Royal Windsor Horse Show, photographs were taken of Prince Philip beaming with pride as his granddaughter competed in the Private Driving Singles carriage drive, where she ended up coming in third place.
According to Seward, the prince was overjoyed with Louise’s performance and delighted to impart his knowledge of horses and carriage riding skills to a person who shared his passion and interest in the subject. Louise had impressed the prince enormously with her riding ability.
Louise devotedly rode her grandpa’s horses around the grounds of the Windsor Great Park after Philip passed away in April 2021. She did this both to honor her grandfather and to carry her grandfather’s memories with her after he was gone.
At the funeral of her grandpa, Louise paid respect to her grandfather by wearing an equestrian brooch that included a horse’s head and a coiled whip. This was done in honor of their shared passion for horses and carriage riding.
Louise, out of all of Philip’s grandchildren, seems to be the one who is most likely to carry his memory forward, and the world is interested to know what Louise thinks of the legacy that her grandpa left behind.