The Shocking Amount Of Money The Queen's Granddaughter Earns At Her New Job

Like many her age, Lady Louise Windsor received her A-Level results this month. As the most common way to get into university in the UK (via The Uni Guide), these qualifications are a significant milestone in students' academic life. While it's not clear what grades Louise received on results day, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace confirmed that she secured a place at the University of St Andrews in Scotland (via Twitter), the alma mater of her cousin Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge where he met Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (via Vogue).

Between sixth form and college and university, William and Kate took gap years (via the Express), which is typical for students in the UK. This usually consists of applying for work experience or traveling and exploring the world before returning to study at their chosen university (via Top Universities). Gap years aren't mandatory but can often provide a well-deserved break from student life and the opportunity to experience new things.

Lady Louise Windsor is earns less than you'd think

Unlike her cousin Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, it seems that Lady Louise Windsor has decided not to take a gap year. Instead, she'll stay in the UK for the summer until she moves to Scotland to attend the University of St Andrews in September (via Twitter). Since finishing her A-Levels in June — results were shared on Aug. 18 (via Prospects) — the royal has reportedly been working a summer job in a garden center.

According to The Sun, Louise earns £6.68 (roughly $7.90) an hour for her work, which involves serving customers at the cash register, helping them within the store, and watering, potting, and tending to the plants. As The Sun notes, the minimum wage for teens her age is £6.38, but it's unclear whether she's worked before or if this is more like work experience. Work experience is usually a two-week volunteer placement in the UK that takes place during secondary school (via Groundwork).

Lady Louise doesn't want to be a working royal

The garden center Lady Louise Windsor has been working at hasn't been disclosed (for obvious reasons). Still, customers have been raving about her service. One told The Sun that "she is a really modest and sweet young woman who is polite and attentive to customers" and that she "seemed to be loving the job. Another said: "The staff seem to adore her. It's not every day you buy your begonias off a royal."

According to the newspaper, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex's eldest child, is working there "several days a week" as she prepares to make the big move to university. However, it doesn't seem like she accepted the opportunity to become a working royal when she turned 18, despite being 18th in line to the throne (via The Sun). Instead, Louise seems to be following in the footsteps of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, the daughters of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, the Duchess of York (via the Express).