LIFE is definitely not normal when your grandma is the Queen, but Lady Louise – daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex – had no idea her “grandmama” was even famous.
During a rare TV interview in 2016, Sophie opened up how Lady Louise, 16, had a down-to-earth relationship with Her Majesty, 93.
Sophie, 55, told Sky News: “I mean Louise had no concept really that the Queen and her grandmother were one and the same person.
“It wasn’t until she was at school that other children were mentioning it and saying, ‘Your gran is the Queen’.
“And she’d come home and say, ‘Mummy they say that Grandmama is the Queen.’ And I said, ‘Yes,’ and she said, ‘I don’t understand what they mean.’”
Prince Edward, 55, who is the Queen’s youngest child, was also asked when he personally realised his mum was the monarch.
He said: “I can’t necessarily remember when that realisation was there.
“When you grow up in that family and in that environment, that’s just what your parents do.
“It’s been much more interesting watching our children growing up, and watching our children trying to work out what that this, and how that works. It was probably not until five or six I think.”
Prince Edward and Sophie typically keep their kids, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, 12, out of the spotlight.
However, Sophie and Lady Louise were spotted at Burghley House in Stamford for the Burghley Horse Trials last year.
In June she and her brother James shared a carriage with their parents, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, for the Trooping The Colour ceremony, celebrating the Queen’s birthday.
The teenager is said to have emerged as the Queen’s favourite following a lengthy stay at the monarch’s Scottish retreat, Balmoral, over the summer.
She spent 10 days there along with her family, and is said to have bonded with Her Majesty over her love of sketching.
Lady Louise was also chosen to accompany her grandmother horse-riding in the surrounding hills for three days running, with her mother only joining them for one ride.
We shared how Sophie Wessex is the Queen’s ‘favourite’ and she’s ‘trusted’ in ways Kate and Camilla aren’t.
And this is the moment Sophie grimaced and grabbed her head in front of a concerned Meghan Markle… after a bug flies into her EAR.
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