The 'thoughtful and kind' teenage royal who reminds the Queen of herself as a young woman

The Queen reportedly sees a lot of herself in this royal relative

Queen Elizabeth II watches her horse 'Fabricate' run in the Wolferton Stakes
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The Queen is a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to an ever-growing Royal Family, though there’s one teenage royal who reminds her of herself as a young woman.


The Queen has faced an immensely challenging year so far as she continues to mourn her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, and the love and support of her family has never been more important. The Duke of Edinburgh's passing at Windsor Castle in April left the Royal Family determined to “step up” to support the Queen. Amongst those who have been observed taking a more prominent royal role have been the Queen’s fourth child Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Their daughter Lady Louise Windsor is understood to have been especially close to Prince Philip and shared his love of carriage driving. Earlier this summer, the talented teenager paid tribute to the late Duke with a brilliant performance at the 2021 Royal Windsor Horse Show, which the Queen also attended. 

Now it’s been suggested that Louise's “thoughtful” and “kind” nature reminds the monarch greatly of herself as a young woman and that she has already been imparting "wisdom" on her granddaughter. 

Queen Elizabeth II of England at Balmoral Castle with one of her Corgis, 28th September 1952

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As reported by Express.co.uk, as the Wessexes have taken on more responsibilities in light of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “stepping back” and the COVID-19 pandemic, she has also been eager to play her part. One source claimed that the young royal “has been inspired to step up and help alongside her parents.”

Whilst another source noted the “incredibly close” bond between the Queen and Lady Louise, reflecting that Louise “reminds” the monarch of herself.  

“She is level-headed, thoughtful and kind, and reminds the Queen of herself as a young woman,” they alleged. 

“They are thick as thieves and can often be found riding their ponies alone together, where the Queen enjoys imparting a lot of wisdom on her granddaughter.”

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor attend Trooping the Colour

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Currently styled as the daughter of an Earl, Lady Louise could become a Princess in a matter of months when she turns 18 on November 8. And whilst it's not yet been confirmed whether or not Lady Louise will choose to take on this HRH title, doing so might be seen as an indication of a desire to take on royal duties going forwards.

“Lady Louise was born into this life and has inherited a strong sense of duty from her parents, who the Queen finds blissfully reliable and diligent,” the source went on to claim, referencing Louise’s understanding of what life in the Royal Family entails. 

The teenage royal is often spotted at significant events, such as the Queen's official birthday parade, Trooping the Color. However, despite being the Queen's grandchildren, Lady Louise and her younger brother James, Viscount Severn, have largely been raised away from the royal spotlight.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor take part in the Great British Beach Clean

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Speaking during an enlightening interview with The Sunday Times last year, Sophie Wessex reflected on Louise and James' childhood and their down-to-earth relationship with the Queen.

“They go to friends for sleepovers and parties. At weekends we do lots of dog walking and stay with friends," she revealed. “I guess not everyone’s grandparents live in a castle, but where you are going is not the important part, or who they are. When they are with the Queen, she is their grandmother.”

Whether or not Lady Louise does take on more royal responsibilities in the future, the way she reportedly "reminds" the Queen of her younger self with her "thoughtful" and "level-headed" approach is certainly heart-warming. 

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!