Why Lady Louise Windsor made history on this date 19 years ago

 Lady Louise Windsor may not have received a new royal title, but the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh has achieved several significant milestones in her life.

Born on 8th November 2003, Lady Louise arrived into the world by emergency caesarean section, weighing just 4lbs 9oz. She was born prematurely with esotropia, a condition in which one or both eyes turn inward. The Duchess of Edinburgh has spoken publicly about her daughter’s birth and the shock of her early arrival. She also revealed that Lady Louise had a sight issue, which they had to manage.

According to the Duchess, premature babies can often have squints because the eyes are the last thing in the baby package to be finalized. Lady Louise’s squint was quite profound when she was tiny, and it took some time to correct it. But now, the young Lady Louise’s eyesight is perfect.

Lady Louise’s royal christening was a historic event that took place on 24th April 2004. She was baptized in the private chapel of Windsor Castle, wearing the original royal christening gown. The Honiton and lace gown, which dated back to 1841, had been used by the royal family until 2004, by which point it had been worn by 62 royal children, including the late Queen, Elizabeth II, King Charles, and his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Lady Louise was the last royal baby to wear the original gown, and the Queen commissioned her personal wardrobe advisor, Angela Kelly, to create a replica of the 1841 royal christening gown. The replica was used for Lady Louise’s younger brother, the Earl of Wessex’s, baptism in 2008. It was most recently used for the christening of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s daughter, Sienna, in April 2022.

Lady Louise has certainly achieved significant milestones in her life, and her achievements are remarkable. Despite missing out on a new royal title, she remains a prominent member of the royal family and has a bright future ahead of her.

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