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Lady Louise Windsor, 17, shows off her carriage driving skills at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Lady Louise Windsor looked every inch the fashionable royal as took the reins of the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage while attending the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The 17-year-old sported a green hat and matching jacket as she participated in the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society in Windsor on Sunday in her grandfather’s four-wheeled carriage.

Lady Louise, is a keen equestrian and, like her late grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh, has competed in carriage-driving competitions. 

Her decision to drive the aluminium and steel carriage of her late grandfather comes nearly three months after he passed away at the age of 99 on April 9 this year.

Lady Louise looked every inch the fashionable royal as she sported a tweed jacket and matching feathered hat as she took part in the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society in Windsor on Sunday

The teenager appeared in great spirits and was seen grinning while riding in a carriage while she held a whip in one hand.

Lady Louise took part in the day’s activities by riding horses and carriages through the show. Her mother Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, who is married to the Queen’s youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, also joined in the event. 

It is believed that the late Duke of Edinburgh also taught Sophie to drive a team of horses as the family shared a love of the animals.

The 17-year-old was pictured participating in the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society in Windsor on Sunday

The 17-year-old was pictured participating in the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society in Windsor on Sunday

Lady Louise is a keen equestrian and, like her late grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh, has competed in carriage-driving competitions

Lady Louise is a keen equestrian and, like her late grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh, has competed in carriage-driving competitions

The countess, who wore a navy hat and jacket, cream blouse and brown gloves, was seen beaming as she rode in a carriage.

Echoing her previous appearance in 2018, Lady Louise wore a green hat, a green tweed jacket and a white shirt as she led her own horse and carriage.

It is thought that Lady Louise has inherited her love of riding horse and carriages from her grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April.

The four-wheeled carriage is believed to be the one owned by Philip which was included in his funeral procession earlier this year.

Lady Louise, took part in the day's activities by riding horses and carriages through the show, which runs for five days

 Lady Louise, took part in the day’s activities by riding horses and carriages through the show, which runs for five days 

She appeared in great spirits and was seen grinning while riding in a carriage while she held a whip in one hand

She appeared in great spirits and was seen grinning while riding in a carriage while she held a whip in one hand

Made of aluminium and steel, the carriage was built to the duke’s specifications eight years ago, drawing on his knowledge of Federation Equestre Internationale driving.

The duke was synonymous with carriage-driving and had been designing the vehicles since the 1970s.

Reports said Lady Louise inherited the carriage after the duke’s death, although this has not been confirmed by Buckingham Palace. 

Lady Louise was joined by her grandmother The Queen, who returned for a fourth day to enjoy the event.  

Her mother Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, who is married to the Queen's youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, also joined in the event, and was pictured in a navy ensemble

Her mother Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, who is married to the Queen’s youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, also joined in the event, and was pictured in a navy ensemble 

Echoing her previous appearance in 2018, Lady Louise wore a green hat, a green tweed jacket and a white shirt as she led her own horse and carriage

Echoing her previous appearance in 2018, Lady Louise wore a green hat, a green tweed jacket and a white shirt as she led her own horse and carriage

The largest outdoor horse show in the UK takes place across five days each year and involves international competitions in three equestrian disciplines.

The Queen, known for her love of horses, was photographed grinning while sitting in her secluded area at the show. 

She was dressed in a green coat, green flowery head scarf and brown shoes, and was wearing sunglasses.     

The Queen’s visit comes after a busy week for the monarch, which saw her travelling to Scotland and meeting with the German Chancellor.

The four-wheeled carriage is believed to be the one owned by Philip which was included in his funeral procession earlier this year

The four-wheeled carriage is believed to be the one owned by Philip which was included in his funeral procession earlier this year

The Queen spent time in Scotland for Royal Week, which takes place each summer and sees her take part in a variety of engagements across the nation which celebrate Scottish culture, achievement and communities.

She had returned to Windsor by Thursday for the first day of the horse show and on Friday welcomed Angela Merkel at Windsor Castle.

The head of state and the German Chancellor posed for a picture before their audience began at the Queen’s Berkshire home.

They previously met a few weeks ago at the G7 summit in Cornwall. 


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