The Queen's granddaughter took a nasty tumble while skiing with her family

By Simon Perry
February 19, 2018 03:17 PM
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One of Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughters took a nasty spill.

Lady Louise Windsor, 14, the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, — and a bridesmaid at the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton —broke her right leg after she suffered the accident in St. Moritz in the Alps, a source confirms.

Lady Louise at William and Kate’s wedding in 2011 (left) and in 2017.
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Lady Louise, who enjoyed a prominent position alongside Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren (including Prince George and Princess Charlotte) in a special portrait in 2016, had been vacationing at the Swiss resort with her parents and her brother James, Viscount Severn, 10, during a half-term break from school.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman declined to comment.

Kate Middleton and Sophie Wessex on February 19, 2018.
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The family is back home in the U.K. now, and on Monday the Countess, 53, attended a Buckingham Palace reception with Princess Kate to showcase a new initiative, the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange.