Lady Louise Windsor got 'hands dirty' with surprising summer job after A-level exams

Lady Louise Windsor, the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, reportedly worked for minimum wage over the summer

Lady Louise Windsor's 'dirty' summer job after A-levels revealed
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Lady Louise Windsor worked at a garden center this summer after completing her A-levels in June, according to royal insiders. 

Lady Louise Windsor may be one of Britain's most privileged young women, but that doesn't mean she's afraid to get "her hands dirty" every now and then. 

Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's teenage daughter reportedly held down a part-time job at a garden center this summer, where she could have been working for as little as £6.63 per hour. 

It's understood that the 18-year-old, who lives at Bagshot Park with her parents and younger brother, James, Viscount Severn, started the outdoorsy gig after completing her A-levels in June. The location of the garden center is not known. 

"Isn't it wonderful the Queen's granddaughter rolled her sleeves up and got her hands dirty with a summer job before going to university – just like any other normal teenager," said Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine.

Lady Louise Windsor arrives at the NEC to attend the 2022 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2022 in Birmingham, England.

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Lady Louise embraced a whole host of responsibilities at her new job, including greeting customers, working the tills, and of course, caring for the plants. Her unlikely presence at the center has also, unsurprisingly, caused quite a few customers to do a double take. 

"I couldn't believe it was Lady Louise, I had to look twice," one punter told the Sun. "She is a really modest and sweet young woman who is polite and attentive to customers. She seemed to be loving the job. You'd never imagine the Queen's granddaughter would take on a role working behind a till." 

This glowing review was echoed by another customer, who noted, "The staff seemed to adore her. It's not every day you buy your begonias off a royal." 

Unfortunately for the garden center's employees and customers, Lady Louise won't be able to continue working at the garden center for much longer (unless she can do it remotely, that is.) 

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday that Lady Louise would follow in Prince William and Kate Middleton's footsteps by attending St. Andrew's University, the third-level institution where the couple first met as students back in 2001. The 'clever' teen will read English at the Scottish college, having previously taken the subject for her A-levels and AS Levels. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma 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.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.