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Lady Louise Windsor's caring role with George, Charlotte and Louis exposed


Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex are taking a more prominent role in public life, as a result of the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and due to the coronavirus lockdown. While the monarch, 94, is self-isolating in Windsor Castle, Sophie has been volunteering making lunches for NHS staff and the couple have opened Nightingale Hospitals via video link. This naturally shines more of a light on their children, 16-year-year old Lady Louise and 12-year-old James, Viscount Severn.

Like the rest of the country, they have been home from school and, while school is set to reopen from Monday, the Government has decided to start with Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils.

This means no secondary school students will be back in class, although Mr Johnson has said he hopes for them to get some formal education before the summer holidays.

They are likely missing their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who they usually see on a regular basis.

The family live at Bagshot Park near Windsor, and spend “most weekends” riding at Windsor Castle, Sophie revealed in a 2016 interview with Sky News.

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Lady Louise Windsor helps look after George, Charlotte and Louis (Image: GETTY)

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James, Edward, Louise and Sophie (Image: GETTY)

The Queen is said to be especially fond of Louise, because of how she enjoys her time at Balmoral in the summer and how she helps look after her second cousins once removed – George, six, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two.

Because Louise loves drawing, as a treat, the Queen showed her some old sketches done by Queen Victoria.

A source told The Sun last year: “The Queen loves the fact that Louise and James relish their time at Balmoral, and she has become particularly close to Louise, who seems to have become her favourite grandchild, closely followed by James.

“Louise also endeared herself to everyone by looking after William and Kate’s children when they were up there.

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William, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis (Image: GETTY)

“Louise loves drawing and sketching and was very patiently trying to get Charlotte to do pictures of rabbits and deer.

“Because of her obvious artistic skill, the Queen allowed Louise to look through some of the collection of Queen Victoria’s Highlands sketches, which are kept at Balmoral but are rarely dug out these days.”

Another reason Louise gets on well with the Queen is their shared loved of horses and riding.

Louise was taught to ride at a young age and even joined her father on horseback as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor in 2016.

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The Queen famously loves horse-riding (Image: GETTY)

Meanwhile, the Queen famously loves riding and the pair have even been out together in the hills around Balmoral.

Louise has also taken up carriage-driving, a sport popularised in the UK by her grandfather Prince Philip.

In May 2017, Louise was responsible for leading the carriages of the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Louise is probably missing her grandparents a lot, especially as they are “more fortunate” than other royal grandchildren in that they usually see them on a regular basis.

Sophie told Sky News’ Rhiannon Mills in 2016: “I think having those times together in the summer allows those relationships.

“We’re a lot more fortunate because we live so much closer to the Queen.

“So when she spends a lot of time in Windsor at weekends, our children are more fortunate because they can go over there and have tea with her on a regular basis.

“So we do see quite a lot of her and we’re over there most weekends riding, so she sees quite a lot of us. Lucky her!”

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Lady Louise at hockey practice (Image: GETTY)

However, this will all have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Senior royal aides have put together a Royal Task Force to fill the void left by the Queen, as she stays at Windsor indefinitely.

Edward, 56, and Sophie, 55, are key elements to the team set to keep up the presence of the Royal Family in the public sphere.


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