he senior members of the British royal family slimmed down after Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew stepped back from their roles but Queen Elizabeth's youngest granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor, has reportedly expressed her willingness to step up and be part of The Firm.
Lady Louise, the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie, will turn 18 years old this year, which means she could decide her path in the royal family. Sources told New Idea that the teen royal has been "inspired" by her parents to take a senior role and she's doing this because she wants to help her grandmother, who has no plans of retiring at 94 years old.
The source also said that Louise has grown into a diligent, mature and committed young royal who understands what "duty" means. The insider shared that Queen Elizabeth sees much of her eldest daughter, Princess Anne, in Louise. For years, Anne has been dubbed as the hardest working senior royal and has remain committed to her duties at 70 years old.
While it might not be public knowledge, Louise and the Queen have an incredibly close relationship. Aside from their shared love for horses and riding, Louise has the same mindset, kindness and thoughtfulness as her grandmother.
Another source has implied that Louise has been getting media training to prepare herself for her life as a public servant. Since Prince George, who is the third in line to the throne, is still years away from helping out the royal family, Palace insiders have been showing Louise the ropes and lending their support for her future role.
But Louise's mom has a different hope for her daughter when she turns 18. In an interview with The Sunday Times, the Countess of Wessex said that she wants her children to "work for a living" and not get into the family business when they are of age.
This is part of the reason why Louise doesn't use her HRH title as children. But the Queen's granddaughter may very well decide to change her future by simply telling her grandmother that she wants in.
Royal expert Phil Dampier thinks that Louise has one other inspiration to purse a senior role, aside from Queen Elizabeth. Sophie has been a shining example for her daughter as she is an active senior royal.
Dampier said that Louise could become a royal star if she follows her mom's work, who has been tirelessly volunteering during the pandemic lockdown. According to sources, the Countess of Wessex has done countless of private visits at several soup kitchen in the last year.