Louise Windsor dubbed royals’ ‘new secret weapon’ as Queen’s favourite turns 18

Lady Louise Windsor, the youngest granddaughter of the Queen, has been dubbed by experts as the Royal Family's "secret weapon" as she turned 18.

Louise is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex and is currently studying for her A-levels.

Her mum is reportedly keen for her to go to university.

Louise's first major royal appearance came in 2011 when she was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her older cousin Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011, Mirror reports.

The 18-year-old, who is 16th in line for the throne, has been described by insider's as "the Queen's favourite grandchild", closely followed by her younger brother James.

An insider previously told the Sun: "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."

Experts believe that Louise could be a "secret weapon" to the Royal Family and the "kind of person the Queen can rely on".

Royal author Phil Dampier told the Telegraph: "She seems to be very mature for her age and she’s shaping up to be precisely the kind of person the Queen can rely on in the future.

"Could there be a role for her in a slimmed-down monarchy? The Queen and Philip had 1,500 patronages between them.

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“You have to ask yourself who is going to continue their legacy with Harry and Meghan and Prince Andrew off the scene? There’s a huge workload there.”

Royal fans have also shown their appreciation for the young royal, notably following her public speaking debut in September.

In the documentary Prince Philip: The Family Remembers, Louise spoke movingly about her late grandfather.

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Reminiscing her memories about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme, she said: "I'd always wanted to do it because of the skills that you develop as a result.

"But there was certainly an element of making my grandfather proud and honouring him by taking part in the award that has been so much of his life's work. And I definitely hope that I have made him proud."

One moved Twitter user said: "I thought the star of this programme was easily Lady Louise. What a lovely girl she is."

Another said: "Wow how good was it to see Lady Louise Windsor in her first documentary."

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