Congratulations to Lady
Louise Windsor who is celebrating after receiving her A-level results.
The 18-year-old royal was
among those thousands of students who found out their grades on 18 August – and
the Palace has now confirmed her next move in light of the exam results.
In a statement released on
Thursday, a spokesperson announced: “Having received her A Level results
today, Lady Louise will start at St Andrews University in September to study
Lady Louise is, of course,
following in the footsteps of her cousin, Prince William, who famously met
future wife Kate Middleton at the Scottish university. William went
on to earn a Scottish Master of Arts degree in geography, while Kate graduated
with a degree in history of art.
Louise – Prince Edward and
the Countess of Wessex’s eldest child – studied hard for her A-levels at
St Mary’s School Ascot. Her chosen subjects were English, History, Politics and
Lady Louise studied at St Mary’s School Ascot
The school – a Roman Catholic
independent day and boarding school for girls – has a notable list of alumni.
Among those who previously
attended are Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, granddaughter of Princess
Margaret, Monaco’s Princess Caroline, and both Infanta Elena and Infanta
Cristina of Spain.
Sophie has spoken proudly about her daughter
In an interview with The
Sunday Times in June 2020, proud mum Sophie opened up about Lady Louise’s
education and future, saying: “She’s working hard and will do A-levels. I
hope she goes to university. I wouldn’t force her, but if she wants to. She’s quite
Sophie, 57, – also a mum to
14-year-old James, Viscount Severn – has also said that she and
Edward raised their children with the understanding that they are “very
likely to have to work for a living”.
Prince Edward and Sophie with their two children
She explained: “Hence we
made the decision not to use HRH titles. They have them and can decide to use
them from 18, but I think it’s highly unlikely.”
Earlier this year, the
Countess spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about Louise, expressing a hope she can be
“as private as she wants”.
She said: “I would hope
that she can go on with her studies, which I think she probably will want to
do, and I hope that she and her friends will protect her from anything that
somebody might want to do.
Lady Louise will celebrate her 19th birthday in November
“But I have to let her
live her life. It’s not mine to live. I can only equip her the best that I can,
and then she has to make her own choices.
“But I hope for the next
few years, at least, she will still be able to be as private as she wants to