Lady Louise Windsor turned 19 years young on Tuesday, marking her first birthday since the death of her beloved grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
- Lady Louise Windsor celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, but the occasion was likely a bittersweet day for the royal student.
- The eldest child of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex turned 19 on the two-month anniversary of the death of her beloved grandmother, the Queen.
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Lady Louise Windsor turned 19 on Tuesday, marking her first birthday without her beloved paternal grandmother, the Queen.
The eldest daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex celebrated the special occasion on November 8, exactly two months to the date that Her Majesty died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle.
Lady Louise was famously very close with her 'Grannie', having bonded with both the royal matriarch and her husband as a child over their collective love of horses. After the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April 2021, the teenager honored her late grandfather by driving his carriage in an emotional procession at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. She even wore a brooch with a horse's head and whip during Prince Philip's scaled-back funeral at Windsor Castle, as a subtle tribute to his love of equestrianism. Royal fans have also previously called Lady Louise the 'Queen's mini-me', after a photo of their shared passion went viral.
It remains unknown how Lady Louise Windsor celebrated her 19th birthday, but with doting parents like Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, it's safe to say that the occasion didn't go unmarked.
The 19-year-old is currently studying English at the University of St. Andrew's in Scotland, a lengthy eight-hour car drive from her family home of Bagshot Park in Surrey.
With Martinmas term still in session till December, it's unlikely that Lady Louise Windsor made the journey down south yesterday for the occasion. However, there's nothing to suggest that the Wessex family didn't have a catch-up over Zoom or FaceTime. It's also possible that Edward and Sophie could be planning something special for their daughter when she comes home for Christmas next month. In the meantime, it looks like they're just going to have to wait a few more weeks.
Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
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