Lady Louise Windsor's royal status has 'potential to change' under King Charles

Lady Louise Windsor's royal status has 'potential to change' under King Charles

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 23/02/2024

- 18:57

Updated: 23/02/2024

- 19:01

The Duke of Edinburgh's daughter is not styled as a princess

Lady Louise Windsor's royal status has the "potential to change" under King Charles, a royal historian has exclusively told GB News.

The 20-year-old was not raised with a princess title, despite being the daughter of Prince Edward and the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II.

However, Gareth Russell, a royal historian, believes that King Charles III could consider a title change for his niece during his reign.

Louise's younger brother, James, Earl of Wessex, received a title change after the death of the late monarch.

Lady Louise Windsor and King Charles

Lady Louise Windsor was not raised with the princess title


As Prince Edward inherited the Duke of Edinburgh title, James, 16, inherited his father's former Earl of Wessex title.

If Lady Louise too received a title change, she could also be made a working member of the Royal Family, the historian claimed.

In an exclusive interview with GB News, Russell said: "There is the possibility that Lady Louise Windsor will become a senior working royal.

"There were rumours about that last year, and certainly, she has impressed people within the Palace.

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor is currently studying at the University of St Andrews​


"Many royal commentators as well have noticed that she is someone who seems eloquent, comfortable and at ease when she's meeting people.

"It's also worth noting that it is not traditional for many female royals, with the exception of the monarch's eldest daughter who received the title of Princess Royal, to receive their own titles.

"It also wasn't traditional for them to be first in line to the throne if they were born first.

"Those laws did change under Queen Elizabeth II in the later part of her reign."

Lady Louise Windsor and Duchess of Edinburgh

The Edinburghs did not raise Lady Louise Windsor with a princess title


Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor attending King Charles's Coronation in 2023


Russell argued that King Charles could continue to make progressive changes throughout his reign.

He added: "So it's entirely possible that we'll continue to see high female members of the Royal Family acquire titles under the reign of Charles III.

"It's perfectly possible that they would do that.

"Certainly, it's much more likely if she does indeed become a senior working royal, which there's very good grounds for."

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