The Queen's 'favourite grandchild' just channelled her style in the sweetest way

Lady Louise Windsor stunned in bright florals as she joined her parents and younger brother for a special day out in Birmingham…

Lady Louise Windsor channels the Queen with bright floral look, seen here side by side
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Lady Louise Windsor channelled the Queen with her pink and purple outfit during a rare appearance at the Commonwealth Games. 


Just like many other members of The Firm (opens in new tab), the Queen’s grandchild (opens in new tab), Lady Louise Windsor, is understood to be a keen sportsperson. Long known for her talent at carriage driving, Lady Louise was reportedly left something very special by Prince Philip (opens in new tab), with whom she shared a love of this hobby. Now she has joined her parents, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as well as her younger brother James, Viscount Severn for a family trip to Birmingham. 

The royals arrived in the West Midlands city to watch the Commonwealth Games and Lady Louise Windsor channelled the Queen with her choice of outfit…

Lady Louise Windsor arrives at the NEC for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Lady Louise, her parents and brother settled in at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to watch the Badminton on August 1st. Prince Edward and Sophie already paid their first visit to watch the athletes compete in the Commonwealth Games a few days before, but this outing marked Louise and James’ first time there. 

For this recent family outing, Louise opted for a summer dress that is the perfect blend of elegant and vibrant. Falling to just below the knee, Louise’s dress features a fuchsia pink waist belt detail and a bold combination of patterns. 

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex with Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn at the NEC

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The outermost sections of the dress feature a cream floral print upon a purple backdrop, whilst the centre section is a navy blue, with what appears to be smaller, dark blue leaf motifs. Separating these sections are more pops of colour, with pastel pink, violet and green adding another level of detail.

These contrasting panels and tones are continued down into the floaty skirt of the dress and Louise paired it with simple white trainers. Her blonde hair was in soft waves and held back away from her face, allowing fans to get a glimpse of the sweet silver heart pendant around her neck.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor arrive for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Not only was Lady Louise’s dress a bright show-stopper it also mirrors many of her grandmother the Queen’s statement styles. Her Majesty has been pictured wearing plenty of florals so far this spring and summer and has never shied away from bright colours, often favouring yellows, bright pinks, lime greens, oranges and blues. 

Beige is the one colour the Queen will never wear (opens in new tab), according to reports, with Sophie Wessex previously saying in 2016 documentary, Our Queen at Ninety, Don't forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, ten, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen's hat as she went past.”

Queen Elizabeth wearing florals and bright colours to different events

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“She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen’,” Lady Louise’s mother added. 

Lady Louise is believed to be very close to Her Majesty and reportedly has a sweet name for the Queen (opens in new tab)

Whether intentionally mirroring her grandmother or not, Louise’s floral outfit is one that the Queen might well approve of with its bright hues, floral pattern and elegant length.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.