Prince Philip was 'pleased' with Lady Louise says Sophie Wessex
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Their daughter Lady Louise Windsor was born in 2003 and their son James, Viscount Severn was born in 2007.
Both are children of a prince, and grandchildren of a monarch, so they were entitled to receive Princess and Prince titles at birth, similar to that of their cousins’ Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
However, the Wessexes’ decided against raising them with titles, noting the pressure that would put on them growing up.
The two children were only occasionally seen in public events when the Royal Family was present.
For instance, Lady Louise was a flower girl for the wedding of the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.
But other than these small moments, the two children were raised out of the public eye.
Louise attended St George’s School, Windsor Castle and then St Mary’s School Ascot.
James currently goes to Eagle House School, a coeducational preparatory school in Berkshire.
This is a stark contrast from the Cambridge children for example, who attend the prestigious Thomas’s Battersea Prep School, right in the heart of London and a small drive away from their home Kensington Palace.
Royal titles move down the male line within the Royal Family, so James will eventually inherit the Earl of Wessex title.
Louise who turns 18 in November this year, will have the choice of whether or not to inherit her Princess title.
Since Prince Philip’s funeral, Louise has been spotted on more royal outings than usual, with many speculating she is intending to become a full-time working member of the Royal Family.
But this is unlikely due to Prince Charles’s reported plans to slim down the monarchy and not create any new titles once he is crowned King.
The Wessexes’ are said to be royal favourites and due to where they live, they often visit the Queen at Windsor Castle throughout the year.
Sophie used to work in Public Relations, even opening up her own agency in 1996.
So it is no surprise since the drama surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell Oprah interview in March and Prince Philip’s funeral in April, that Sophie has been more present because she is well versed on how to maintain positive perceptions in the press.
Sophie and Edward have recently given many exclusive interviews about how the Royal Family has been coping with Prince Philip’s loss.
The Wessexes’ recent higher profiles will offer some explanation as to why Louise is now also more in the public eye.
The Countess spoke to BBC Radio 5 regarding her daughter: “I hope that she and her friends will protect her from anything that somebody might want to do.
“But I have to let her live her life. It’s not mine to live.
“I can only equip her the best that I can, and then she has to make her own choices.”
Since Prince Philip’s funeral, Louise has made an appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show where she took part in ‘The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society’.
She was also a key figure attending her grandfather’s funeral and accompanied her parents when reading heartfelt messages left to the Duke of Edinburgh in remembrance.
James, however, has not been so visible since the death of his grandfather.
Sophie and Edward have always been keen to protect their children’s privacy and because James is still only 13, they do not want to pressure him to perform royal duties in public.
This decision to protect their privacy is clear in their lack of titles, as the ‘Lady’ and ‘Viscount Severn’ indicate they are children of an earl, not a prince.
Many royal commentators think Louise’s more recent public profile is a sign she will take on the princess title in November which she had a right to inherit at birth.
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