Prince Philip was 'pleased' with Lady Louise says Sophie Wessex
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Lady Louise Windsor, 17, is said to be Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite grandchild and the royal teenager has shone in recent months when she has joined her parents at a number of outings. Despite seeming at ease in the public eye Louise is unlikely to ever take on a formal royal role and her mum Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 56, has previously expressed her wish for her to go to university.
Louise is studying for her A-Levels at private girls school St Mary’s Ascot and took her AS-Levels earlier this summer.
She took AS-Levels in English, History, Politics and Drama which will have been teacher-assessed rather than seated exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Next month is A-Levels results day and Louise will be brace to get her grades on August 10.
Depending on how she does, her results may determine what subject she goes on to study at university.
While Louise is a member of the Royal Family her exam results have been previously kept private.
Last year the Palace did not share her GCSE results with the public.
However, the Countess of Wessex has previously hinted that Louise is academic and shared her desire for her to go on to higher education.
Sophie previously told the Sunday Times magazine Louise was “quite clever.”
She added: “I hope she goes to university. I wouldn’t force her, but if she wants to.”
Sophie and Edward decided against raising their children with the royal titles they were granted from birth in order to afford them more privacy.
But when Louise turns 18 in November, she will be able to choose whether she wants to be known as a princess going forward.
Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death in April Sophie and Edward gave a string of interviews about how the family was coping following the loss.
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In one, the Countess touched on her fears for Louise entering the public sphere as an adult.
Sophie told BBC Radio 5: “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.
“But I hope for the next few years, at least, she will still be able to be as private as she wants to be.”
Louise is 15th in line to the throne and is unlikely to ever be a full-time member of the Firm.
Sophie and Edward have been working royals since 2002 but their profile has received a boost in recent months after they have stepped up and taken on more responsibilities following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the monarchy.
The Queen is extremely fond of Sophie, Edward and their offspring and they are all likely to visit her in Scotland when she heads to Balmoral this summer.
Last year they were the first royals to visit the Queen in Aberdeenshire – a sure sign she has a soft spot for them.
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