LIFE as an 18-year-old member of the royal family might be thought of as mostly glittery parties and a little waving.
Not so much the packing of potted plants for garden center customers.
So how refreshing it is to find the Queen’s granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor taking up a summer job.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be so surprised, considering her parents, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, are some of the hardest working and most understated royals.
Adding a green thumb to her blue blood should also impress her uncle Prince Charles, who is himself an ardent admirer of plant life – not to mention occasionally communicating with her.
An honest transplant at or near the minimum wage of £6.83 an hour will have instilled in Lady Louise useful values and an appreciation of money as is the case for many less fortunate teenagers.
We think her late grandfather Prince Philip, to whom she was particularly close, would be very proud.
bars in danger
IT IS easy to assume that our great British drunkards will always endure.
But the pub industry is reeling like a punter finally placing orders after too many helpings of lockdown, followed by a cost-of-living chaser.
Soaring energy bills plaguing households are also hitting pubs, as are utility costs, leading to the dizzying prospect of a 14-pint pint by 2025.
As Wetherspoons founder Tim Martin points out on this page, pub problems were piling up well before Covid.
We understand his frustration that outdated tax differentials on food sales are effectively hampering pubs’ ability to compete with supermarkets.
In the last ten years alone, our number of pubs has shrunk by 15 percent.
Unless we want bustling local drunkards to be something we only see with Corrie and EastEnders, landlords need support.
Success from A to Z
AFTER two years of pandemic disruption, it was heartening to see so many students celebrating their high school graduation yesterday and the results are still well ahead of 2019.
Yes they are down compared to last year but there has always been a need to start the return to strict pre-Covid levels.
That’s little consolation for those who are now missing out on college places due to application backlogs — but with resilience and adaptability, they can turn setback into opportunity.
Vocational courses or apprenticeships can provide more in-demand skills with better income, while there is no shortage of teenage jobs.
Congratulations to the many students whose dreams came true yesterday, but those who are disappointed should head over to Sun Employment to read about some business superstars who didn’t need A’s to get their grades.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6031060/queen-lady-louise-windsor-summer-job/ The late Prince Philip would have been proud of Lady Louise Windsor for taking a summer job