The "Royal Flower" Lady Louise Took A Summer Job In A Garden Center
Stories about Queen Elizabeth II's family always spark interest, even when there is no scandal. This time the spotlight is on Lady Louise Windsor.
It's not every day you see a member of the royal family working in a shop or a florist, interacting with the common people and offering them services.
But it happened this summer.
Lady Louise, a granddaughter of the Queen, has been seen working away in a Surrey garden center not far from her parents' Bagshot Park residence.
According to media reports, the salary is most likely £6.63, which is the national minimum wage for individuals under the age of 18.
And, apparently, Lady Louise worked there more than a few days per week.
During her tenure at the garden center, she assisted with the tills, greeted visitors, and took care of plants that were awaiting sale.
The Student Life Of Lady Louise
Perhaps some will wonder why she chose to work there, given that she resides in a £30 million mansion.
Lady Louise has recently secured a spot at St Andrew's University to pursue a degree in English.
She continues the legacy of her older cousin Prince William and his wife Kate, who both attended the university in Fife where they first met and majored in different subjects—Kate in art history and William in geography.
Lady Louise received her A-Level results on August 18, while staying at Balmoral with her grandmother, the Queen.
The young princess will start her degree course in September, a Palace spokesman said.
So, it is possible that Lady Louise wanted to experience something that many non-royal students do: working during the summer?
People’s Admiration For Lady Louise
But whatever her motives, Lady Louise, the daughter of Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward, has certainly aroused the interest and admiration of ordinary people.
“I knew the cost-of-living crisis was bad, but I didn’t think I’d ever see a grandchild of the Queen working in a garden center,” one shopper told The Sun.
“I couldn’t believe it was Lady Louise — I had to look twice. She is a really modest and sweet young woman who is polite and attentive to customers. She seemed to be loving the job. You’d never imagine the Queen’s granddaughter would take on a role working behind a till”, said another shopper, who was served by the royal.
“The staff seemed to adore her. It’s not every day you buy your begonias off a royal”, added another garden center visitor.
Words of praise for Lady Louise also came from Ingrid Stewart, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine:
“Isn’t it wonderful the Queen’s granddaughter rolled her sleeves up and got her hands dirty with a summer job before going to University, just like any other normal teenager?”