Royal Family News: Queen’s 14-Year-Old Grandson James, Viscount Severn Steps Out
Royal Family news reveals that Queen Elizabeth’s youngest, and some might say favorite, grandson James, Viscount Severn recently stepped into the limelight at this year’s Commonwealth Games. Read on and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News: James, Viscount Severn Makes Public Appearances
Royal Family news reveals that, though rarely seen in the spotlight, James, Viscount Severn recently changed that record via a series of public appearances with his family. The 14-year-old is thought to be one of the “Queen’s favorite” grandchildren, according to Daily Mail.
James recently joined his parents, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, along with his older sister Lady Louise Windsor, 18, over the last three days at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Royal fans will recall that James also made a public appearance at Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this year, as well as the Easter service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in April.
Wessex Children Kept from Spotlight
After the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s marriage in 1999, Buckingham Palace reportedly announced that the couple’s children would be styled as the children of an Earl and not princes or princesses. BBC News reported that it was thought that “this decision was made to avoid some of the burdens of royal titles.”
According to PEOPLE Magazine, the Countess, addressing her children’s upbringing, told the Sunday Times in 2020, “We try to bring them up with the understanding that they are very likely to have to work for a living.
“Hence, we made the decision not to use HRH titles. They have them and can decide to use them from 18, but it’s highly unlikely.” According to Daily Mail, she also told the press in 2016 of her attempts at keeping the children out of the spotlight while they were young.
Hard to Keep Up with All Those Grandkids?
The Queen is reportedly close to all eight of her grandchildren but is thought to be especially close to James, Viscount Severn, according to Tatler. The Monarch was blessed with a remarkable progeny of grandchildren and now great-grandchildren.
Though many might wonder how the 96-year-old monarch keeps up with all the ever-expanding brood of offspring, the Queen is known for being close to all of her descendants. Specifically, the Queen seems especially close to her youngest grandchild, James, Viscount Severn.
The second child of her youngest son, Prince Edward, James, and his elder sister, 18-year-old Lady Louise Windsor, were born sometime after their royal first cousins who range between Prince Eugenie, 32, and Peter Phillips, 44, in age. Expect to see more of James in the future and return here often for more Royal Family news and updates.