Lady Louise has to choose whether or not to become a Princess pretty darn soon

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Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
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In a rather unique dilemma that few can relate to, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, must shortly decide whether or not she'd like to become a Princess on her upcoming 18th birthday.

The big day is on 8 November, so the royal (who is sixteenth in line for the throne) still has some time to make up her mind – but only a month or so. It's reported that her parents deliberately left the choice of adopting the title of 'Princess' up to Louise – and we must say, it's a pretty big choice to have to make.

If Louise does decide the title is a good fit for her, she'll be styled as 'Her Royal Highness Princess Louise', and it seems her decision really could go either way. Louise's cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, style themselves as HRHs, however Louise's other cousins, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips (Princess Anne's children) have never adopted a boujee moniker.

Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

If Sophie Wessex's past comments are anything to go by, it's likely that Louise will swerve the title. Speaking to The Sunday Times last year, Sophie remarked that she and Edward have always raised Louise and her brother, James Viscount Severn, to adopt a strong work ethic, as it's likely they'll need to forge a career path of their own in future.

"We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living," the Countess of Wessex said. "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."

But one royal expert, Phil Dampier, seems to think quite differently. As quoted by OK!, he describes Louise, who was incredibly close to her grandfather Prince Philip, as having the potential to be the Queen's "secret weapon".

"Because she’s the granddaughter of the Queen, Lady Louise can call herself a Princess when she becomes 18. and there’s a strong argument for her doing it," he said. "[She's] very mature for her age and [is] shaping up to be precisely the kind of person the Queen can rely on in the future."

Maybe it's time to flip a coin? Heads for 'yes, I will become a Princess' and tails for 'nah, I'm good'?

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