‘My daughter had no idea her grandmother was the Queen’ says Countess of Wessex

Not everyone in the Royal Family is totally up-to-speed on what exactly the Firm does – at least not until they grow up and people start asking what it's like to know the Queen.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has previously revealed how her eldest child with Prince Edward, Louise, only discovered her nan was the Queen when she went to school and found out from classmates.

Speaking to Sky News, the Royal admitted: "Louise had no concept really that the Queen and her grandmother were one and the same person.

“It wasn’t until she was at school that other children were mentioning it and saying, ‘Your gran is the Queen.'

“And she’d come home and say, ‘mummy they say that grandmama is the Queen.'

"And I said, ‘Yes,’ and she said, ‘I don’t understand what they mean’.”

Her father Prince Edward has previously revealed he only found out his mother was the monarch when he was around five or six.

The Earl of Wessex said: “I can’t necessarily remember when that realisation was there.

“When you grow up in that family and in that environment, that’s just what your parents do.

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“It’s been much more interesting watching our children growing up, and watching our children trying to work out what this is, and how that works."

Earlier this month, the Daily Star reported how Lady Louise had impressed senior royals by babysitting for Prince William and Kate Middleton during the school holidays.

The young royal is lending a hand to the royal couple as they try to find activities for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during the summer break.

The teen has enjoyed most of her childhood summers at Balmoral, the Windsor’s much-loved Scottish summer holiday retreat, from a young age.

Throughout the trip, Louise is said to have made herself useful and impressed senior royals by looking after the family’s younger members.

Princess Charlotte, six, is said to have a particularly close relationship with Louise – despite being 11 years younger.

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