Thousands of nervous teenagers have been receiving their A-level results this morning – and the Queen's youngest granddaughter is among them.
Lady Louise Windsor, the 18-year-old daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, attends a private school in Ascot, where she has been working hard to get the best grades. And on receiving the results of her A-levels today, she could have to make an important decision – whether to go to continue her education at university, and if so where and what to study. Several of her cousins continued their education at university including Prince William, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Lady Louise Windsor receives her A-level results today ( Image: Getty Images)
Lady Louise has been attending a private school in Ascot ( Image: Getty Images)
Louise's proud mum Sophie has previously talked about her daughter's schooling saying that she hopes she will go to university – but isn't putting any pressure on her to go.
She said: “I wouldn’t force her, but if she wants to. She’s quite clever.”
Last year, Sophie also gave an interview to the BBC, 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”.
Louise with her mum Sophie Wessex and dad Prince Edward ( Image: PA)
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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.
Louise in 2015 with her mum and grandmother the Queen ( Image: Rupert Hartley/REX/Shutterstock)
“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.”
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.”
And in addition, Louise has been following in the footsteps of her late grandfather Prince Philip by taking up his beloved sport of carriage driving.