Friday, June 3, 2011

Lady Louise Windsor

Know the other royal who is not titled Princess...

She might not be as famous as her cousins, but Lady Louise Windsor, the youngest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is slowly moving on to the limelight. Her parents, the Earl and Countess of Wessex (Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones) are trying hard to protect her privacy but since she is royalty, it might not be guaranteed in the long run. Lady Louise was born prematurely on November 8, 2003. She has a younger brother, James.


Lady Louise Windsor with her first cousin, Prince Harry of Wales, riding a carriage on their way to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony

Lady Louise Windsor acted as one of the bride's maids to the wedding of her first cousin Prince William last April 29, 2011

As a granddaughter of the reigning monarch in the male line, Louise is technically a Princess but a Queen's declaration in 1999 deprived her and her brother a status of royalty, thus, Louise is titled "Lady" and her younger brother, James, Viscount Severn, as "Lord".

Following her parents' marriage in 1999, the Queen released a statement that any child born to Prince Edward and his bride would be styled as Lady or Lord or carry the status of a peer's children and not that of a Prince in order to avoid the trappings and burden of royalty. Though the style was announced through the office of Buckingham Palace, there was no letter patent issued by the Queen that means Louise is free to use the "Princess" title when she become of age.

Lady Louise with her father, Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex. Following them are her mother and brother (Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and Viscount Severn), Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.(daughters of Prince Andrew, older brother of Prince Edward)

Lady Louise Windsor acted as one of the bride's maids of Kate Middleton during her marriage to Prince William last April 29, 2011. She rode with Prince Harry and other bride's maids and page boys in the same carriage when they returned to Buckingham Palace. Lady Louise has an eye disorder called exotropia where eyes are deviated outward.

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