Lady Louise at Westminter Hall on September 17 pays tribute to her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8.
UNITED KINGDOM – The symbol does not go unnoticed. Lady Louise, daughter of Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth’s youngest child, paid a subtle tribute to her grandmother at the wake of the eight grandchildren’s funeral at Westminster Hall on Saturday September 17.
The 18-year-old girl wore a necklace around her neck with a pendant in the shape of a horse’s head. The opportunity to recall how close the two women were, in particular thanks to their common love for horse riding. Lady Louise is even described as being the granddaughter “favorite” of the Queen by the British media.
She also shared her passion for horses with her grandfather, Prince Philip, who bequeathed his carriage to her after his death in April 2021.
According to DailyMail, this strong relationship was also established thanks to their geographical proximity: Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex, his parents, lived only 15 kilometers from Windsor. Thanks to her young age, Lady Louise was also able to take advantage of her grandparents at a time when they were gradually withdrawing from their royal obligations. Lady Louise and her brother James, 14, have been able to see their grandmother and grandfather, Prince Philip, far more often than her other cousins Peter, Zara, Beatrice, and Eugenie.
Princes William and Harry side by side again
Lady Louise was born premature in 2003, which caused her eyesight problems. She has been operated on several times to treat her strabismus and is now very involved with charitable organizations dealing with the visually impaired. She has been an ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness since 2013.
At the vigil at the coffin of Elizabeth II, whose funeral will take place on Monday, were also Princes William and Harry. The latter was exceptionally able to wear his uniform in the name of his years in the service of the army and as a sign of respect for the queen.
Back to the coffin, heads bowed, visibly moved, the eight grandchildren of Elizabeth II gathered for about ten minutes in Westminster Hall, under the gaze of visitors. They continued to parade without interruption, after long hours of queuing, to say goodbye to the popular sovereign, who died on September 8 at the age of 96.
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