King Charles's little-known niece would be 'very comfortable' as a working royal

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King Charles's little-known niece would be 'very comfortable' as a working royal

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 26/11/2023

- 08:00

Prince Edward's daughter lives a very private life and is only 20-years-old

King Charles's little-known niece would be "very comfortable" as a working royal, a royal commentator exclusively told GB News.

Lady Louise Windsor, 20, is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, and is currently attending the University of St Andrews.

As she is only 20 years old and still at university, Lady Louise does not carry out duties on behalf of the Royal Family.

However, Gareth Russell, who wrote The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court, believes that Louise would be a "dignified" working royal in the future.

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor on the balcony with King Charles


He exclusively told GB News: "There is more and more talk among royal watchers and royal correspondents about Lady Louise becoming either a full-time or part-time working royal, partly because she has been seen at many royal events and functions.

"For instance, after her grandmother's death, she was described as having conducted herself very well, being very comfortable, and speaking with people in a very dignified way."

Louise's parents, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, had to take up more royal duties once Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle stepped down as working royals.

Russell continued: "Without a doubt, the popularity of the Edinburgh family has skyrocketed in the last year or so.

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor is a keen carriage driver


"Whether or not Lady Louise will become a full-time working royal or a part-time royal, I don't know.

"But I do think that there is a growing body of support for her having more of a role down the line."

Russell previously told GB News that Lady Louise will be given time to decide if she ever wants to become a working royal.

He said: "We could, in fact, be seeing the British Monarchy trying what has been done with several others, including the Dutch monarchy and Sweden's.

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor was praised for her 'poise' at Coronation


"Whereby, royals are being given a fairly substantial amount of time at school and at university before they are expected to undertake public duties.

"Louise has been given time to go to university.

"And I think that Lady Louise will not be expected to make a decision until after graduation, if it is the case that she does.

"Well, I think it'd be an excellent choice."

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