Lady Louise Windsor becomes the 'royal family's secret weapon' as she makes her TV debut

Lady Louise Windsor reflected on the legacy left by her beloved grandfather Prince Philip

Lady Louise Windsor takes part in 'The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet
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Lady Louise Windsor made her television debut in the BBC’s new Prince Philip documentary and fans were quick to praise the teenage royal’s heartfelt appearance. 

Lady Louise Windsor might be one of the youngest of the Queen’s grandchildren, but she has now made her television debut in the new Prince Philip documentary, much to the delight of fans. The BBC special gave viewers a unique insight into the life of the longest serving consort in British history. Not only were filmmakers given access to meet the Duke of Edinburgh’s staff and go inside Buckingham Palace, but over a dozen Royal Family members came together to share their memories of him. 

One such royal was Lady Louise, who had not appeared in the teaser clip, which saw Prince William and Prince Harry pay tribute to their grandfather. Lady Louise is understood to have had an especially close relationship with Prince Philip. She not only shared his love of carriage driving, but also took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Lady Louise Windsor and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

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Opening up in the Prince Philip documentary, she explained, “There was certainly an element of making my grandfather proud and honouring him by taking part in the award that has been so much of his life's work. I definitely hope I have made him proud.”

Lady Louise also went on to discuss how he inspired her love of carriage driving, a sport she suggested he “pretty much” invented. 

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh drives along The Long Walk

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“The Duke of Edinburgh has been so involved in my driving which has been so lovely although slightly scary because he invented the sport pretty much,” she said.

“It's incredible to have learned first hand from him. After a competition, he would always ask how it went. His eyes would light up because he just gets so excited when he talks about it.”

Lady Louise added, "When we would go carriage driving, he would take me on a different route every day, I do not know how he managed to do that, and tell me all sorts of anecdotes about anything and everything."

Lady Louise Windsor takes part in 'The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of The British Driving Society'

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“He is honestly one of the most interesting people I have ever met,” she declared.

Now Lady Louise’s wonderful insights and approach to the interview have been met with support and delight from royal fans.

“Lady Louise is coming across as the Royal Family's secret weapon #PrincePhilip”, one royal fan declared, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the documentary.  

"What a lovely relationship Lady Louise and #PrincePhilip had #royalfamilyremembers", someone else wrote, echoing this sentiment. 

Whilst a fellow royal fan agreed, commenting, “Wow how good was it to see Lady Louise Windsor in her first documentary #PrincePhilip”. 

“Wow! Doesn't young Lady Louise Windsor come across so well! #PrincePhilipTribute”, a fourth person shared, reflecting on the 17-year-old royal’s brilliant TV debut.  

Following Prince Philip’s death, Lady Louise Windsor, who could become a Princess within months, drove his carriage during the 2021 Royal Windsor Horse Show. She no doubt reflected on her late grandfather as she made this significant appearance. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!