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Princess Anne and Family

Old lady mistakes Prince Charles wearing a kilt for Princess Anne


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An old lady once mistook the Prince of Wales wearing a kilt for his younger sister, the Princess Royal.

In a hilarious video posted to Twitter, Princess Anne can be seen recalling a time when her brother wearing a kilt caused some confusion in a care home for the elderly.

Her Royal Highness recalled the anecdote during an engagement in 2012 when she was invited to speak at a debate about young people and farming.

The debate moderator accidentally introduced Princess Anne as ‘the Prince of Wales’ when she took to the microphone.

The conference hall burst into laughter as the moderator realised his mistake.

Princess Anne began her speech by saying: “You’re introduction did make me wonder slightly.

“My brother tells a story of having visited an elderly care home in Scotland, and at the time he was in a kilt.

“He actually heard when he was engaged in conversation down the other end an old lady say ‘Is that the Princess Royal?'”

“He thought it was quite funny – and I’m not even wearing trousers today.”