There are so many great stories about her (it must run in the Mountbattens) that I had to share this newest one:
Her niece Lady Pamela has been doing a podcast with her daughter India. This episode was about "Aunt Alice" (Princess Andrew of Greece) but included this gem—
Lady P: "Aunt Louise was much bossier."
India: "Well, Aunt Louise was queen of Sweden. Queens are like that."
Lady P: "No, Aunt Louise was even bossier when she was Crown Princess."
Lady Pamela goes on to say she and her sister were visiting Sweden with their father while their mother was away working, and says "Louise took one look at us and said "Goodness, children. Does your mother take no
interest in how you dress? You must come shopping with me at once — you haven't even got stockings.'"
(Edwina didn't. Her children were very boring to her, according to Lady Pamela.)
The impression I've
always gotten of Louise is shy and quiet and intelligent and determined — which does not preclude bossy!
(She also had that habit of swearing, so...)