Lady Louise Windsor set to 'follow in Princess Kate's footsteps' and protect future partner from public

Lady Louise
Lady Louise Windsor, 20, is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh
Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 07/07/2024

- 14:16

The 20-year-old was photographed with a male friend at a recent carriage-driving competition

Lady Louise Windsor is set to "follow in Princess Kate's footsteps" and protect her future partner from the public, a royal commentator has exclusively told GB News.

The 20-year-old royal competed for the first time in the Sandringham Horse Driving Trials in Norfolk last month, and was supported by a university friend, Felix da Silva-Clamp.

The pair are believed to have met at St Andrews University in Scotland, where Lady Louise is studying English Literature.

Images on Facebook show the pair taking a selfie and posing together at a St Andrews student theatre party.

Lady Louise Windsor and Kate Middleton

Lady Louise set to 'follow in Kate's footsteps' with future partner


Gareth Russell, a royal commentator, spoke exclusively to GB News to explain when an appropriate time would be for Lady Louise to introduce her future partner to the Royal Family.

He said: "There's probably no firm limit on when she would introduce a partner to members of the Royal Family.

"Probably a bigger leap would be introducing them to the public and allowing that amount of speculation and access to your private life.

"So I would imagine, before we hear anything about it in the public arena, it would have to be very serious for that.

Felix da Silva-Clamp and Lady Louise WindsorFelix da Silva-Clamp and Lady Louise Windsor photographed together at universityFacebook

"When she'll introduce him say to her parents versus her uncle, etc, that'll obviously be up to her.

"But the bigger step with any relationship for a senior or junior member of the Royal Family would be letting the public know for certain that it's happening."

Russell explained how Louise is likely taking a leaf out of Prince William and Princess Kate's book, who dated for a decade before tying the knot in 2011.

He continued: "With the relationship between William and Catherine, there was a lengthy period of which it was private.

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate photographed during the early years of their relationship in 2007


Lady LouiseLady Louise joining her parents at Trooping the ColourPA

"Certainly many members of the Royal Family knew about it and knew her.

"But it's a very different thing between talking to your family and discussing it with the public.

"Whilst the Royal Family have a possibly fair or possibly unfair reputation for being judgmental, I would be sure that none of them are as judgmental as public opinion can be."

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