It’s time to learn about another obscure royal! This time, it’s Lady Louise Windsor. Lady Louise was born November 8, 2003. Her dad is Prince Edward, who is the Queen’s youngest son. I always felt that he was intended for me, just waiting around after Charles and Diana’s wedding until our paths could cross.
But something happened to that plan, and he married Sophie Rhys-Jones on June 19, 1999. Sophie, like Kate Middleton, was a commoner before marrying into the royal family.
You may remember her as a bridesmaid in Prince William and Kate’s wedding last year. Louise’s parents were a little reluctant to allow her to be in the wedding, since Louise was born with exotropia. This is a condition which causes a “divergent squint” — she looks cross-eyed in photos. However, Louise was so eager to be in the wedding that her parents relented. After all, she’s a royal and will need to get used to being in the spotlight.
Royalty Watch: Lady Louise Breaks Arm
Currently, Lady Louise (Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor, to be exact) is recovering from a broken arm suffered during a horse riding accident. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said, “Lady Louise broke her left arm after falling from her pony while riding at Windsor this morning. She has been treated by doctors and is now resting at home.”
It is not the first time the family has had horse-related misfortune, although perhaps that’s not totally unexpected, considering the British Royals’ affinity for horses. Just days prior to Prince William and Kate’s wedding, Sophie fell from her horse during a ride in Windsor Great Park and broke a rib. Thanks to painkillers, she was still able to attend the wedding.
Lady Louise also has a little brother named James (James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor Viscount Severn — if you want to be precise), born December 17, 2007. Get well soon, Louise!