Lady Louise and Prince Philip's bond clear as he leaves her prized possessions in his will

Lady Louise and Prince Philip's bond was famously strong and Royal fans are touched by the beloved possessions he left her in his will

 Lady Louise Windsor seen carriage driving as she takes part in The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society on day 5 of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park on May 14, 2017 in Windsor, England. Lady Louise has taken over from her Grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to lead the procession, driving a recently restored carriage used by Queen Elizabeth II in 1943 and being drawn by one of The Queen's Fell Ponies.
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Lady Louise and Prince Philip's bond was famously strong. The Duke of Edinburgh and his youngest granddaughter shared many precious moments and passions—which was reflected in the items he left her after his passing.


Lady Louise Windsor paid tribute to her late grandfather Prince Philip with an important royal appearance after his death. Little did many know, however, that this appearance was an indicator of the legacy he left for his youngest granddaughter.

According to reports, the young royal was left some very personal items by the late Duke. 

Per HELLO! Prince Philip reportedly left two of his carriage driving ponies, named Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, to Lady Louise. As well as the beautiful ponies, he also left her his beloved dark green carriage—which was built to his own specifications. 

The carriage in question is also the one that carried his coffin during his funeral procession, with his riding gloves, whip, and hat sitting on top of his casket too.

Apart from their love of carriage riding, it's believed that Lady Louise Windsor’s birth marked a turning point for Prince Philip—years after his surname was royally snubbed following his marriage to the Queen. 

As a matter of fact, decades after a legal change in 1960, she was the first royal to officially be given the surname Mountbatten-Windsor at birth.

It's likely that growing up down the road from Windsor Castle, in Bagshot Park, also added to their close relationship too—as the youngster often visited her grandparents there. 

The young Royal has also proven a great comfort to her mourning grandmother and during her recent health woes, the Queen was visited by Lady Louise at the castle. 

Aoife Hanna
Aoife Hanna

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