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‘A bit scary!’ Lady Louise opens up on childhood experience as a royal in candid admission

The Queen’s granddaughter, 17, made a rare appearance in front of the cameras as she joined leading members of the Royal Family to share special memories of the Duke of Edinburgh. The landmark BBC documentary titled Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, aired on Wednesday night and featured interviews with Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Prince Philip’s adult grandchildren, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Peter Philips and Zara Tindall also shared their intimate tales about his life spanning 99 years.

Lady Louise was the youngest member of the family to take part in the documentary and spoke of the influence her grandfather had on her carriage driving.

In a heartfelt moment, the teenage daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, described his involvement as “so lovely, although slightly scary”.

Lady Louise said: “The Duke of Edinburgh has been so involved in my driving which has been so lovely, although slightly scary because he invented the sport pretty much.

“It’s incredible to have learned first hand from him.”

Lady Louise, much like her grandparents, has a huge passion for equestrian and regularity takes part in competitions.

The teenager described how Prince Philip’s “eyes would light up” when they discussed how the events went and said the pair would then go out practising.

She said: “After a competition, he would always ask how it went. His eyes would light up because he just gets so excited when he talks about it.

“When we would go carriage driving, he would take me on a different route every day, I do not know how he managed to do that, and tell me all sorts of anecdotes about anything and everything.

“He is honestly one of the most interesting people I have ever met.”

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April, just two months shy of his 100th birthday.

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“My favourite part was my expeditions.

“Just having that level of independence and self-sufficiency and having that sense of achievement when it was finished.”

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Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen opens up about childhood tragedy

Amanda Owen is best known for showing her farm life on Channel 5 series Our Yorkshire’s Farm.

But now, the Yorkshire Shepherdess has opened up her past life and her struggle from her teenage years.

In a heartbreaking video, Amanda shared details about the loss of her father at a young age.

The TV star is working with Barnardo’s, and her story came as part of a new campaign with the charity.

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Amanda Owen is best known as the star of Our Yorkshire Farm
Amanda Owen is best known as the star of Our Yorkshire Farm

The 46-year-old shared the emotional impact of loosing her dad so young. She said: “My name’s Amanda Owen and my dad died when I was 17.

“So my dad was called Maurice, he was a giant of a man. He was six foot nine, he was just a real gentle giant.”

However, she also explained how she did feel some regret about the time they shared.

Amanda continued: “We had a great relationship but I suppose thinking about it now, I maybe would have made more of the time that we have together.

“If I’d known I was going to lose him at such a young age.

“So if I could give one piece of advice or message to any children or young people out there who, sadly this year have lost parents, grandparents, relatives or friends.

“I would just say ‘try and find it within yourself to talk about how you’re feeling. Don’t keep those emotions all bottled up inside’.”

Amanda was speaking as part of the Barnardo’s Believe in Me campaign, which looks at how bereavement impacts young people.

As the UK’s leading children’s charity, this is hoped to raise awareness for how young people can seek support.

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Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen’s childhood was a long way from country life

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Together Clive and Amanda are parents to nine children. Their eldest, Raven, 18, who is currently at university, Reuben, 16, Miles, 14, Edith, 11, Violet, nine, Sidney, eight, Annas six, Clemmy, five, and Nancy, three.

Speaking about her parenting to Radio TimesAmanda previously said: “The snowflake generation, they can’t do anything. 

“They don’t know anything about how to look after themselves, or a work ethic, all of that has gone out of the window.

“It’s our fault as parents,” she added.

John Lennon estate and Sean Lennon celebrate Julian Lennon's birthday with childhood snaps

Sean wrote: “Happy Birthday Julian! (Hard to believe that thing on a wall is what we used to call a ‘telephone.’)

John and Yoko’s son was referring to the wired landline phone in the top right of the picture.

Julian was clearly touched by these posts, plus messages from fans, as he posted: “Thank You for your lovely Birthday wishes!”

Last October, John’s sons took part in a special BBC Radio 2 show featuring Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney to celebrate what would have been the late singer’s 80th birthday.