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Princess Anne and Family

“You’re very beautiful…and very sexy” – Princess Anne amused following unusual compliment at official engagement


The Princess Royal was left amused on Saturday after she received an unusual compliment at an official engagement in Warrickshire.

During a visit to the Royal Coaching Academy on behalf of Riding For The Disabled, Princess Anne met Ryder – a young child who was very excited to meet royalty.

“Are you The Queen?” asked Ryder as he met Her Royal Highness.

Princess Anne replied: “”No, The Queen is my mother.”

Ryder then complimented the 71-year-old royal, saying: “You’re very beautiful…and very sexy!”

Princess Anne broke into laughter following the comments.

Riding For The Disabled tweeted: “There’s a beauty to working with children, they’ll come out with anything!”

People took to twitter to praise Ryder and Princess Anne for their interaction.

One user tweeted: “What a story he’ll have to tell for the rest of his life. The time he told the Princess Royal she was sexy.”

Another tweeter posted: “What a wonderful exchange. His words, and Anne’s response.”

Princess Anne has been involved with Riding For The Disabled for more than 45 years. The organisation helps provides than 25,000 disabled children and adults a year with riding and carriage driving opportunities. The Princess Royal also serves as patron of RDA New Zealand and Australia. 

RDA runs about 500 regional centres across the UK, and the Princess Royal often visits these locations to meet with local riders benefitting from their services for therapy, fitness, achievement, and fun. The advantages of riding are immense, with the charity reporting physical and emotional benefits, better communication skills, and greater confidence.