By Aoife Hanna published
Lady Louise fans are concerned by the Wessex Christmas card as it's hard to ignore the glaring fact that neither she nor her younger brother James, Viscount Severn feature in the festive image.
- Lady Louise fans are concerned as the Wessex family Christmas card features neither her nor her baby brother.
- The young royal has become known as the firm's 'secret weapon' in recent times.
- In other royal news, the Queen misses Sunday church service ahead of Christmas plans.
Lady Louise fans are concerned after noticing the glaring fact that the Wessex family Christmas card features neither her nor her brother James.
In the year that saw Lady Louise Windsor become the 'royal family's secret weapon', her absence seems highly unusual.
"Why don't they include their children?" asked one Twitter user. "Did they forget the 2 kids they have?" commented another.
Delighted The Earl and Countess of Wessex chose my picture for their Christmas Card this year.The picture was taken on a visit to Forfar Golf Club where the Earl made his debut in Forfar Tartan. #Christmas #Royals #christmascard #Forfar #Tartan #Scotland pic.twitter.com/1S9rpxw4xfDecember 19, 2021
The family's Christmas card instead features Sophie the Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward and was taken outdoors at Forfar Golf Club in Scotland. The photo was taken in June 2021 during a visit to a part of the world which the royal family holds very dear.
Edward is dressed in a Forfar tweed kilt and matching teal socks, with a blue shirt and light brown jacket, while Sophie looks glam as ever in a black floral dress.
As the exclusive golf course is only 90 minutes drive from Balmoral Castle, there's a chance they tied it in with the Queen's favorite summer destination.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's secret babysitter at Balmoral was revealed to be Lady Louise, who's proving very popular with the next generation of royals. No wonder the 'thoughtful and kind' teenage royal reminds the Queen of herself as a young woman.
Lady Louise's brother James, Viscount Severn, is also likely to be popular with the firm as the Queen's youngest grandchild's has a shocking resemblance to this royal.
However, in light of The Countess of Wessex revealing to The Sunday Times earlier this year that she and Prince Edward were leaving the decision regarding the HRH title to their children—their absence from the card may be another sign that they're steering them away from professional royal life.
The Countess of Wessex said at the time, “We try to educate them with the understanding that they will most likely have to work for a living.”
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with over 1500 bylines and a background in creative writing, comedy and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the soon-to-be-published Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, hot yoga studio, lifting heavy weights or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.
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