‘Modest’ Lady Louise Windsor worked at a garden centre before enrolling at university

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Lady Louise - Tim Rooke/Shutterstock
Lady Louise - Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

The Queen’s granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor, worked at a garden centre before receiving her A-level results, it emerged yesterday.

Lady Louise, 18, who sat her exams this summer and will read English at the University of St Andrews, briefly worked behind the tills at the local store.

The young royal, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, is not a working member of the Royal Family, although she does make the occasional public appearance at official events.

She is known to have been very close to the late Prince Philip, who bequeathed her his dark green four-wheeled carriage alongside two fell ponies because of her love of carriage-driving.

Customers at the garden centre commented on Lady Louise’s modesty as well as their surprise to be served by a member of the Royal family.

‘Sweet young woman’

"She is a really modest and sweet young woman who is polite and attentive to customers. She seemed to be loving the job,” one shopper told The Sun.

“You’d never imagine the Queen’s granddaughter would take on a role working behind a till.”

Another customer added: “The staff seemed to adore her. It’s not every day you buy your begonias off a royal.”

Lady Louise reportedly potted and pruned plants, as well as greeting customers and managing the till during her shifts.

In pursuing her studies at St Andrews, she will follow in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who met as teenagers to study history of art, with the Duke later switching course to geography.

The Palace did not reveal her grades on Thursday but the standard offer for the course is three A grades at A level.