Lady Amelia Windsor: How Elizabeth II’s granddaughter built her career away from royalty

Lady Amelia Windsor, the granddaughter of Elizabeth II, was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. But the cousin of Princes Harry and William preferred to emancipate herself from the monarchy to live her own career, far from royalty.

Elected “most beautiful woman in the British royal family”, Lady Amelia Windsor has built her future … by herself. Daughter of the Earl and Countess of St Andrews George and Sylvana Windsor, the 25-year-old could have rested on her laurels. In other words, simply be the daughter of, the granddaughter of Elizabeth II, enjoy the wealth of her family and follow the protocol from afar. But the cousin of Princes Harry and William aspired to more. Out of the question for her to be considered only as a member of the royal family.

Lady Amelia Windsor, occupying the 43rd rank in the order of succession to the British throne, has then made her passion her profession. Starting out on Instagram with her 96,800 followers, the royal showcased her fashion expertise, stunning looks and philanthropic commitment. Her hobby for fashion quickly became a real professional activity. The young woman was signed by the modeling agency Storm Management – where Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford began their careers. – Soon, Lady Amelia Windsor was spotted on the catwalk, for the fall-winter 2017-2018 and spring-summer 2018, of the Italian house Dolce & Gabbana, alongside Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of Lady Di. The backbiters will say that her name has a lot to do with her success.


Lady Amelia Windsor: a businesswoman in fashion

Beyond modeling, Lady Amelia Windsor has also worked abroad for major houses. On her resume are the names of Azzedine Alaïa or Bulgari. Only that. In an interview for W Magazine, the royal confided about the fashion icon who passed away in 2017, “It was amazing. I worked with him for a few weeks, and it’s a time in my life I’ll never forget.” Soon, she began to explore the behind-the-scenes of the industry.


From appearance, she moved on to the creative and editorial processes through the autobiography of Grace Coddington – known for her work as creative director of Vogue, and previously a model. – She is a true inspiration for what I would eventually like to do,” confided Lady Amelia Windsor. Persevering, the granddaughter of Elizabeth II even launched a fashion collection in collaboration with Penelope Chilvers, in 2018. She also signs her first fashion articles for women’s media. This is just the beginning … The proof, Lady Amelia Windsor signs the cover of the famous Tatler magazine in June, as well as an article on Dior Haute Couture after living a dream day at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris. A bright future awaits her!

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