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British Royals

Disappointment for Princess Anne as she watches Scotland suffer defeat in the Six Nations

The Princess Royal was in Scotland on Saturday for the second weekend of the Six Nations, where the Scots took on France.

Dressed in the Scottish team colours, Princess Anne met met players before the match at Murrayfield.

When she arrived on the pitch, the crowd cheered, showing appreciation for The King’s sister who is often called the ‘hardest working royal’.

Accompanied by her husband Sir Tim Laurence, the 73-year-old royal watched Scotland suffer an agonising 20-16 defeat.

The Princess Royal has been Patron of the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) for almost 40 years, and has been a regular visitor to Murrayfield since the 1980s.

Speaking of her rugby ties, an SRU spokesperson said: “The Princess Royal is a long-standing and committed supporter of Scottish rugby,” said a spokesperson for the SRU.

“We were greatly honoured when she performed the official opening of the East Stand at Murrayfield in 1983 and were absolutely delighted when she became our patron in the 1986-7 season. She has been a most welcome visitor to Murrayfield in her capacity as our patron in every season since.”