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Lady Louise Windsor's future revealed following A-Level results

It's a momentous day for Sophie and Edward's daughter!

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Congratulations to Lady Louise Windsor who is celebrating after receiving her A-level results.

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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.

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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 English."

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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 Drama.

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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.

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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.

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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 clever."

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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".

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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.

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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 be."

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