Royal fans blown away as Lady Louise makes public debut honouring Prince Philip

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Prince Philip's youngest granddaughter, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, made her official royal debut tonight as she spoke about her love of carriage driving.

The daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex is an active carriage driver and took inspiration from her late grandfather, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Lady Louise, 17, has appeared in public on several occasions with her parents but has not officially spoken, until now.

The royal, who is set to decide on whether she would like to take her title as Princess on her 18th birthday in November, admitted that she was often rather intimidated by her grandfather's knowledge of the sport.

Speaking about Prince Philip, his daughter-in-law, Sophie, 56, said: "My daughter, she's gotten involved in carriage driving, it wasn't something that was foisted on her, she showed an interest."

Lady Louise appeared on screen before saying: "The Duke of Edinburgh has been so involved in my driving which has been so lovely but slightly scary because he invented the sport pretty much.

"It's incredible to have learned first hand from him and definitely made us closer, I think."

The Queen's granddaughter continued: "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, first of all, he would take me on a different route every day, I do not know how he managed to do that, but tell me all sorts of anecdotes about absolutely anything and everything.

"He's honestly one of the most interesting people, I've ever met."

Discussing the Duke of Edinburgh awards, Lady Louise said: "'I'd always wanted to do it because of the skills you develop as a result.

"My favourite part was my expeditions, just having that level of independence and self-sufficiency and having that sense of achievement when it was finished."

Taking to Twitter, royal enthusiasts gushed over the royal, with one penning: "Wow that was brilliant and lovely to see so much footage of Lady Louise. What a sweetheart."

"Wow! Doesn't young Lady Louise Windsor come across so well!" said another.

Before a third typed: "Wow how good was it to see Lady Louise Windsor in her first documentary."

"Lady Louise has such fabulous memories of her Grandfather, it was a beautiful interview & they must miss him very much," added a fourth.

While a fifth said: "What a lovely relationship Lady Louise and Prince Philip had."

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