Prince Philip was 'pleased' with Lady Louise says Sophie Wessex
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The Countess of Wessex previously revealed that the 17-year-old found out her grandmother was the reigning monarch after she was told by other children when she started school. Speaking to Sky News, the Countess said: “I mean Louise had no concept really that the Queen and her grandmother were one and the same person.
“It wasn’t until she was at school that other children were mentioning it and saying, ‘Your gran is the Queen.’
“And she’d come home and say, ‘mummy they say that grandmama is the Queen.’
“And I said, ‘Yes,’ and she said, ‘I don’t understand what they mean’.”
Prince Edward also shared how he found out his mother was the monarch when he was around five or six.
The Earl of Wessex said: “I can’t necessarily remember when that realisation was there.
“When you grow up in that family and in that environment, that’s just what your parents do.
“It’s been much more interesting watching our children growing up, and watching our children trying to work out what this is, and how that works.
“It was probably not until five or six I think.”
Sophie and Edward are parents to Lady Louise, 17, and James, Viscount Severn, 13.
Lady Louise and James are said to be favourites of Her Majesty due to the pair enjoying their holidays at Balmoral Castle, where the monarch traditionally spends her summer.
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A source previously told the Sun: “The Queen loves the fact that Louise and James relish their time at Balmoral, and she has become particularly close to Louise, who seems to have become her favourite grandchild, closely followed by James.”
The Wessexes are likely to join the Queen at Balmoral this year.
It is the monarch’s first summer holiday in the Scottish Highlands without her beloved husband Prince Philip, who died in April.
The 95-year-old was officially welcomed to Balmoral earlier this month by a guard of honour featuring a Shetland pony mascot.
Scotland has been a welcome place of sanctuary for the Royal Family since Queen Victoria’s day as they country pursuits in the Highlands.
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