Wessex Christmas card has royal fans wondering where Lady Louise and her brother are

Lady Louise fans showed concern as the Wessexes Christmas card went public

The Queen visited by Lady Louise— Lady Louise Windsor takes part in 'The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society during the Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021 at Windsor Castle on July 4, 2021 .
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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 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.

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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 Hanna


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