Lady Louise Windsor drove Prince Philip's carriage in touching moment at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

Lady Louise Windsor, the 17-year-old daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, proudly drove her late grandfather's carriage this Sunday (4 July) in a moving moment at the Royal Windsor Horse show.

The keen equestrian teen was left the carriage by Prince Philip as they both shared a love of carriage driving. Following in his footsteps, the Queen and Prince Philip's youngest granddaughter has also raced competitively in carriage driving events.

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

In a traditional green jacket and hat, Prince Edward's daughter was visibly enjoying the occasion, beaming as she proudly drove the carriage so loved by her grandfather.

The annual 5 day horse show is the largest outdoor horse show in the UK and involves international competitions in three different equestrian disciplines. Lady Louise's parents were also present.

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

Her mother Sophie Wessex spoke with Naga Munchetty for Radio 5 Live last month revealing the very private teen didn't really use social media, but that she would let her if she chose to. Saying she hoped Lady Louise would be able to have a level of privacy she was comfortable with in the future but added, “I have to let her live her life. It's not mine to live."

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Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images

She's previously spoken about how the teen is unlikely to use her HRH title, the royal told The Sunday Times Magazine all about the family expectations for the children's futures and how they operate as a family unit.

“We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living,” she told the magazine. “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.”

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