Lady Louise Windsor and Princess Charlotte bond over this adorable holiday pastime at Balmoral

Lady Louise Windsor and Princess Charlotte
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Lady Louise Windsor and Princess Charlotte have bonded over this adorable holiday pastime at Balmoral.

Lady Louise Windsor and Princess Charlotte have bonded over sketching rabbits and deer.

The two cousins, who are rarely seen together, have previously met up over the extended summer break when holidaying with their families on the Queen's Balmoral estate.

The Queen, who is spending her first holiday without her husband Prince Philip, has already arrived at her favourite retreat and has so far been joined by Princess Eugenie and Prince Charles, with other royals expected to join in due course.

And according to royal insiders, Lady Louise, 17, who is 11 years older than Charlotte, six, has previously taught her how to draw rabbits and deer.

Lady Louise Windsor

Speaking to The Sun, the insider said, "The Queen loves the fact that Louise and James [Louise's younger brother] relish their time at Balmoral, and she has become particularly close to Louise, who seems to have become her favourite grandchild, closely followed by James.

“Louise also endeared herself to everyone by looking after William and Kate’s children when they were up here.

“Louise loves drawing and sketching and was very patiently trying to get Charlotte to do pictures of rabbits and deer."

Princess Charlotte is fond of the outdoors, having previously played football with brother Prince George, and most recently taking part in the Great Big Butterfly count.

Princess Charlotte

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Lady Louise has just completed her AS-Levels and her mother Sophie Wessex previously spoke of her fears for her approaching adulthood.

Fond of her grandmother, Lady Louise has a cute name for the Queen - and it's better than grandma.

The young royal, who also turns 18 later this year, was close to her grandfather Prince Philip who died, aged 99 as the husband of the Queen.

Princess Charlotte and Lady Louise Windsor were together at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding as they were both bridesmaids.

Only time will tell if the two cousins will be reunited at Balmoral over summer 2021.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)