The Queen’s granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor, spent the summer working at a garden center for minimum wage.
The 18-year-old daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex has been making £6.63 an hour and working several days a week since leaving school in June this summer – despite living in a £30million mansion in Bagshot Park, Surrey .
She confirmed her place at St Andrews University after receiving her A Level results, Buckingham Palace announced today. She will study English at the Scottish University.
Lady Louise is said to have helped at the checkout in the garden center, greeted customers, trimmed and potted plants.
One shopper said: “I knew the cost of living crisis was bad, but I didn’t think I would ever see a grandchild of the Queen working in a garden centre,” she told The Sun.
The Queen’s granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor, has spent the summer working in a garden center for near minimum wage (pictured at the Commonwealth Games).
Another, served by the King, said: “I couldn’t believe it was Lady Louise, I had to do a double take.
“She is a really humble and sweet young woman who is polite and attentive to customers. She seemed to love the job.
“You never thought that the Queen’s granddaughter would work behind a cash register.”
Another customer added: “The staff seemed to love them. It’s not every day that you buy your begonias from a king.
The editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine told the publication, “Isn’t it wonderful that the Queen’s granddaughter rolled up her sleeves and got her hands dirty with a summer job before going to university – just like any other normal teenager.”
Lady Louise studied English, History, Politics and Drama at AS level at her school at Ascot, near the family home of Bagshot Park.
It is not known which subjects she took in the Abitur and what grades she achieved.
The student was among thousands of students affected by the cancellation of AS Level exams last year.
Tens of thousands of British students struggled to get a place at university through clearing today – after the A-levels they received were lower than in the past two years but still higher than before the pandemic.
Some 20,360 pupils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland found out today from exam results that they have not been placed and are therefore eligible for the clearing.
The 18-year-old granddaughter of the Queen and daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex has been making £6.63 an hour this summer since graduating from high school in June and working multiple days a week – despite living in a £30million mansion in Bagshot Park , Surrey. Pictured with the Queen when she was young
That total was 46 percent higher than the 13,930 tally in 2021 — when students were assessed by teachers — but lower than the last pre-pandemic tally of 24,260 in 2019.
Lady Louise was one of the lucky ones to secure a spot and will be joining the Freshers at St Andrews this autumn.
The teenager has a close relationship with her grandmother, the Queen, and is taking on an increasingly public role within the royal family.
She played a leading role in Trooping the Color during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations before appearing alongside the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
The 18-year-old recently joined her parents and brother James, Viscount Severn, 14, at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
A keen horse rider, Lady Louise inherited her love of carriage driving from her late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, who personally taught her the sport.
Royal pedigree: Lady Louise is following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as she is set to study English at St Andrews University as seen in the picture
She drives performance-oriented and would like to continue her hobby until her studies.
Many students in St Andrews live in halls of residence. William and Kate both lived at St. Salvator’s, known as Sallies, where they met as friends before romance blossomed.
Both initially enrolled to study art history, but William later switched to geography.
The couple went public with their relationship nearing completion.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to campus last year to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary.