The Queen's 'favourite grandchild' Lady Louise Windsor makes rare public appearance
9 September 2019, 11:50
Lady Louise Windsor appeared with her mum Sophie Wessex at a horse riding event at the weekend
The Queen's 'favourite grandchild' Lady Louise Windsor attended the Burghley Horse Trials with her mother, Sophie Countess of Wessex, at the weekend.
Lady Louise, 15, who is twelfth in line to the throne, rarely appears in public - but was photographed enjoying the event, which took place at Burghley House in Stamford.
She and her mother were spotted having fun at the event, even taking the time to pose in a Red Arrow plane at the event.
This is the third time she has appeared on public in recent months - she and her younger brother James, Viscount Severn, 11, shared a carriage with their parents for the Trooping The Colour ceremony, celebrating the Queen’s birthday in June, and she also made a public appearance at Bristol Zoo.
Lady Louise is said to have consolidated herself as The Queen's 'favourite' grandchild after staying at her Scottish country retreat Balmoral over summer.
The pair are said to have bonded over their mutual love of sketching, with a royal insider saying: “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.
“Louise also endeared herself to everyone by looking after William and Kate’s children when they were up here.
"Louise loves drawing and sketching and was very patiently trying to get Charlotte to do pictures of rabbits and deer.
"Because of her obvious artistic skill, the Queen allowed Louise to look through some of the collection of Queen Victoria’s Highlands sketches which are kept at Balmoral but are rarely dug out these days.”