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Lady Louise's horse amulet at the queen's vigil honors joint passion

Lady Louise’s horse amulet at the queen’s vigil honors joint passion

Lady Louise Windsor Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

A nod to his grandmother. What Lady Louise Windsor honored the memory of Queen Elizabeth II as she stood guard at a vigil with her brother and cousins, it also included a sweet tribute to the late monarch.

When 18-year-old Lady Louise entered Westminster Hall on Saturday September 17, she was wearing a black dress, matching headband and matching boots. To complete her look, she added a subtle silver necklace with a horse charm. The choice of equestrian jewelry serves as a subtle nod to her passion for horsemanship, which she often linked to the late queen.

Lady Louise Windsor wore a horse collar at Queen Elizabeth II's vigil in honor of their shared passion

Zara Tindall, Lady Louise Windsor and Princess Beatrice of York hold a vigil for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022. Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

The college student and the younger brother. James, Viscount Severn, joined his cousins ​​on Saturday as they guarded Her Majesty’s coffin ahead of her funeral on Monday 19 September. Lady Louise and 14-year-old Viscount James followed. prince william, prince harry, princess beatrice Y princess eugenie in the government building. peter phillips Y Zara Tindall (née Phillips) followed the teenage children of prince edward Y Sophia, Countess of Wessex. (His procession from Westminster Hall followed in order of the royal line of succession.)

Although Lady Louise is the youngest granddaughter of the late sovereign and Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99, she still shares a special bond with the royal matriarch and patriarch, especially when it comes to activities. equestrian.

“The Duke of Edinburgh has been so involved in my [carriage] driving that has been lovely but a bit scary because he invented the sport to a large extent, ”recalled the student from the University of St. Andrews on the BBC program. Prince Philip: the royal family remembers documentary, which aired in September 2021. “After a competition, I always wondered how it went. Her eyes would light up because she gets so emotional when she talks about it.”

Lady Louise added: “It’s amazing to have learned from him first hand. … When we would drive a carriage, he would take me every day on a different route, I don’t know how he managed to do that, and he would tell me all kinds of stories about anything and everything. He is honestly one of the most interesting people I have ever met.”

The 18-year-old also gets her love of horse riding from the queen, who received her first equestrian lesson at the age of three. Even though the long reigning monarch aged, she still enjoyed riding her beloved stallions, attending Royal Ascot and even reading the horse racing pages in the newspaper while she ate her breakfast.

Elizabeth, who died earlier this month at the age of 96, also had a special bond with her youngest grandchildren.

“I guess not all grandparents live in a castle, but where you go isn’t the important part, or who they are. When they are with the queen, she is the grandmother to her,” said the 57-year-old Countess of Wessex. sunday times in a June 2020 interview.

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