Lady Louise Windsor talks about doing the Duke of Edinburgh award
It has been widely reported Lady Louise, daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, would be able to choose her own destiny within the Royal Family after turning 18 next month. However, a royal historian doesn’t believe this is the case due to a statement issued by the palace more than two decades ago.
Lady Louise can’t choose whether to become a full-time working member of the Royal Family by taking on the title of princess she is entitled to as granddaughter of the sovereign or continue to live the life of a private citizen after reaching adulthood because the decision rests in the hands of the Queen, according to royal commentator Marlene Koenig.
She told Express.co.uk: “It is not her decision. Not her choice.
“There is no precedent for this.
“Yes, she should be styled as HRH Princess Louise of Wessex, but when Edward and Sophie married, an official announcement was made that the Queen decided and Edward and Sophie agreed that their children would be styled as children of an earl.
Lady Louise is turning 18 in November
Lady Louise with her mother Sophie
“There was nothing in the announcement that when a child turns 18, he or she turns into a royal. Not going to happen.”
Ms Koenig referred to the statement issued by Buckingham Palace in June 1999, when Edward and Sophie got married and were bestowed a title.
After outlining which titles the pair had received as a present…