Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has found a new favorite in the family – she enjoys spending time with her youngest granddaughter – 17-year-old Louise Windsor – and her grandson – 13-year-old James, Viscount Severn. It is reported by The Mirror, citing sources in the royal family.
According to reporters, the Queen became close to the children of her son, Prince Edward, during a vacation at Balmoral, Scotland. Elizabeth II traditionally spends the summer at this castle, where she entertains herself by hunting nepotism. “The queen likes that Louise and James are enjoying their vacations at Balmoral, and she has become especially close to Louise, who seems to have become her favorite granddaughter. She is followed by James with a slight lag,” the source stated.
Louise is doing well in school and plans to go to university. She has become close to the queen because they both love to ride horses. The girl realized not long ago that her grandmother was the queen. Her mother, Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, noted that titles have no bearing on their relationship: “Yes, not everyone has a grandmother who lives in a castle, but when grandchildren go to see her, it doesn’t matter who she is. When they spend time with the queen, she’s a grandmother to them, not a queen.”
She added that she raises her children with the idea that they will have to work for a living. Since James and Louise are only ranked 12th and 13th in the order of succession, it is unlikely that they will ever take the throne. So their parents decided not to use the titles “His/Her Royal Highness” in relation to them. James and Louise can ask to be addressed as such from the age of 18.
Prince Edward and his wife had to take over the duties of senior royalty after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left for the United States and Prince Andrew fell into disgrace over the scandal surrounding his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of pedophilia. Experts note that Sophie has always been the queen’s favorite daughter-in-law.