Princess Anne and Family

How Princess Anne revived a forgotten royal name

A is for Anne but why did the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II end up with a name that, at the time, wasn’t a usual one for members of the Royal Family? The answer can perhaps best be found in the summer of 1930 and the arrival of another princess. In August that year, the future George VI and his Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) welcomed their second daughter. The baby girl was…
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The Princess Royal takes salute at March Past following Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph

The Princess Royal has taken the salute at the March Past which follows the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph. Princess Anne saluted over 10,000 military personnel from over 300 Armed Forces and civilian associations. The March Past sees military pay their own personal tribute at the Cenotaph before continuing to Horse Guards Parade. It comes after the Act of Remembrance on…
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Princess Anne's personal tribute to her mother captures imaginations

More than a year after her death, Queen Elizabeth II is still dictating tendencies, at least for her children. As King Charles and Queen Camilla headed back to the UK following a four-day official visit to Kenya, Princess Anne attended the Choral Evensong in London’s Temple Church. And she did so wearing one of her mother’s favourite clothing pieces: the Admiral cloak that the late…
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''Not bloody likely'' - the attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne

A terrifying experience unfolded just yards from Buckingham Palace. On the 20th March 1974, Princess Anne was returning to Buckingham Palace from a charity event when their car was forced to stop on The Mall. Once the car came to a standstill, an armed assailant, Ian Ball, began firing a pistol. Anne’s personal protection officer, Inspector James Beaton, jumped out of the car in an…
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