Queen’s ‘clever’ granddaughter receives her AS-level results after exams were cancelled

Lady Louise Windsor, the 17-year-old daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, will be finding out today how she has done in her AS-levels

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Teenagers across the country have been finding out their A-level and AS-level results today – and among them is the Queen’s youngest granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor.

The 17-year-old, who is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, attends a private school in Ascot.

During the last academic year, she has been studying for her AS-levels, which are the first year of an A-level qualification.

However, instead of sitting exams, Louise will receive teacher-assessed grades today after tests were scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Hello!, she has been studying AS-Levels in English, history, politics and drama.

However, it is unlikely that Buckingham Palace will release her grades and last year her GCSE results also remained private.

Lady Louise with her mum Sophie Wessex, who has previously said she hopes her daughter goes to university


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When she returns to school in September, Louise will continue her studies to complete full A-levels – although most students tend to drop one subject after the first year.

Louise’s proud mum Sophie has previously talked about her daughter’s schooling saying that she hopes she will go to university.

She said: “I wouldn’t force her, but if she wants to. She’s quite clever.”

Louise is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex


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Earlier this year, Sophie also gave an interview to BBC Radio 5 Live, where she talked about how she and her husband are “protective” of Louise and that they realise she has to be allowed to “live her life” at 17.

She revealed that her daughter is not on social media and has the usual worries a parent has for their children.

Sophie told BBC Radio 5 Live: “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.

“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 be.”

Lady Louise Windsor, who is receiving her AS-level results today



Meanwhile, there have been several reports over the years that Louise is the Queen’s “favourite” grandchild, due to their special bond.

A royal source previously told The Sun: “The Queen loves the fact that Louise and James [her younger brother] 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.”