Lady Louise Windsor, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, has just completed her first year of studies at the University of St Andrews, where she is pursuing a degree in English. While the 19-year-old has not publicly discussed her future plans, many royal watchers have expressed their desire to see her engage in official duties in the future.
Several social media users have expressed their support for Lady Louise to become a working royal, citing her poise, intelligence, and elegance as qualities that would make her an excellent representative of the royal family. Lady Louise has a younger brother, James, Earl of Wessex, who is 15 years old. The siblings have grown up out of the public eye, but they have attended major royal events, such as Trooping the Colour, the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and King Charles and Queen Camilla’s coronation.
Although Lady Louise’s future plans have not been publicly discussed, her mother, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has hinted at her children’s future plans in a 2020 interview with The Sunday Times. Sophie expressed that she and her husband have raised their children with the understanding that they are likely to have to work for a living, and therefore, they made the decision not to use HRH titles.
If Lady Louise decides not to take up royal duties, she could pursue a career in the sports world. Following in the footsteps of her late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, Lady Louise is an accomplished carriage driver and recently competed at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. She would join a long line of royal equestrians, including the Princess Royal and Zara Tindall, who have both competed at the Olympics.
Lady Louise’s styling has remained the same, despite her parents’ and brother’s title changes in March. As a daughter of an Earl, Lady Louise has been styled as Lady since her birth in 2003. Only the eldest living son of a peer can use courtesy titles, and other descendants are not allowed to use the peer’s subsidiary titles. This is why Charles Spencer’s daughters are styled as Lady Kitty, Lady Amelia, Lady Eliza, Lady Lara, and Lady Charlotte, while his eldest son is Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp.
Lady Louise Windsor’s completion of her first year of university studies has sparked speculation about her future plans. While some royal watchers hope to see her become a working royal, others speculate that she may pursue a career in sports. Either way, Lady Louise’s intelligence, poise, and elegance make her a promising candidate for any career path she chooses.