took centre stage in a television documentary tonight as the teenager lead The Firm in paying tribute to her grandfather .
Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, which aired tonight at 9pm on BBC One, featured interviews from all of the Queen, 95, and Philip’s children — the Prince of Wales, 72, the Princess Royal, 71, the Duke of York, 61, and the , 57.
The Duke’s adult grandchildren, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Zara Tindall, also provided their personal memories of the royal during the film.
It marked the first time Lady Louise, 17, had taken part in such a film, and a step into the spotlight for the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex.
During the film, she recalled her close bond with the Duke and their shared-love of carriage driving, as well as her decision to do the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.She confidently told the camera: ‘There was certainly an element of making my grandfather proud and honouring him by taking part in the award that has been so much of his life’s work. I definitely hope I have made him proud.’
Interviews were filmed before and after Prince Philip’s death in April, and were conducted separately, with Prince Harry’s tribute filmed in the US where he lives having stepped back from royal duty.
Lady Louise Windsor, 17, took centre stage in a television documentary tonight the teenager lead The Firm in paying tribute to her grandfather Duke of Edinburgh
It marked the first time Lady Louise had taken part in such a film, and a step into the spotlight for the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex (pictured with her parents in the documentary)
During the film, the royals discussed the Duke of Edinburgh’s love for carriage driving, with Sophie saying: ‘My daughter has also got involved in carriage driving.it wasn’t something that was fousted on her. She showed an interest.’
Lady Louise, is a keen equestrian and, like her late grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh, has competed in carriage-driving competitions.
The duke was synonymous with carriage-driving and had been designing the vehicles since the 1970s.
Reports have said Lady Louise inherited the carriage after the duke’s death, although this has not been confirmed by Buckingham Palace.
Speaking in a sit-down interview, Louise said: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh has been so involved in my driving which has been so lovely although slightly scary because he invented the sport pretty much.It’s incredible to have learned first hand from him.’
Meanwhile Louise added: ‘After a competition, he would always ask how it went. His eyes would light up because he just gets so excited when he talks about it.
‘When we would go carriage driving, he would take me on a different route every day, I do not know how he managed to do that, and tell me all sorts of anecdotes about anything and everything.
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