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Princess Anne won’t go on Twitter “even if you paid me”

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Princess Anne has never been one to hide her opinions, and in a recent interview ahead of her 70th birthday, she revealed her thoughts on Twitter and Netflix’s The Crown.

In a 90-minute ITV documentary celebrating the Princess Royal’s seven decades of life, the royal gives an interview about her life, as do her children and husband.

It was during this documentary that the Princess shared her thoughts on Twitter. “I mean, I know what Twitter is, but I wouldn’t go anywhere near it if you paid me frankly,” she said.

She was discussing the importance of meeting people and interacting with them in person when the social networking site was brought up. Anne spoke about how she took part in Zoom meetings during the UK lockdown as gatherings were not permitted but felt it wasn’t the same as talking to people in person.

She said: “With online technology… being in touch is one thing, but it’s not quite the same. The ability to meet people, that’s what makes the difference.”

The Princess Royal also shared her thoughts on Netflix’s The Crown, admitting that she has watched the show in the past. She also revealed that she read an interview with the actress, Erin Doherty, who portrays her on the screen. In the interview, Doherty said that it took around two hours to perfect Anne’s hair for filming.

Princess Anne quipped: “Actually I read an article the other day about the, I don’t watch Netflix and The Crown, but the actress was talking about how long it took them to do their hair like I did. 

“And I’m thinking, “How could you possibly take that long?” I mean it takes me 10 or 15 minutes.”

The documentary “Anne: The Princess Royal at 70” will air tomorrow at 9 pm on ITV.



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.