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Anne Princess Royal


Anne Princess Royal is a member of the United Kingdom’s Royal Family. Anne Princess Royal is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as well as King Charles III’s only sister.

Early Life and Childhood

Anne Princess Royal was born on August 15, 1950, in London, United Kingdom age is 72 years old as of 2022 and Anne is a naturalized British citizen who practices Christianity.

Similarly, her birth name is Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise and her birth sign is Leo. Anne Princess Royal is Queen Elizabeth II’s second and only child with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett, christened Anne in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace on 21 October 1950. At the time of her birth, she was third in line to the British throne, after her mother, Princess Elizabeth, and her older brother, Charles.

After her mother’s accession, she rose to second place; she is now 16th in line. Catherine Peebles, a governess, was appointed to look after Anne and her other siblings, Charles, Andrew, and Edward.

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Caption: Anne Princess Royal at an early age. Source: Instagram


Talking about her educational background, Anne began attending Benenden School in 1963. She graduated from high school in 1968 with six GCE O-Levels and two A-Levels. At the age of 18, she began accepting royal engagements.

Anne Princess Royal – Net Worth 2023

Anne Princess Royal is a member of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom who has earned a considerable income from her work. Anne’s estimated net worth is around $30 million.

Relationship Status

Anne married Captain Mark Phillips in 1973. Moreover, after separating in 1989, they divorced in 1992. Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall are their two children, and they have five grandchildren.

Anne married Commander (later Vice Admiral) Sir Timothy Laurence on 12 December 1992. She met him while serving as her mother’s equerry between 1986 and 1989, just months after her divorce in 1992.

Moreover, she had a brief relationship with Andrew Parker Bowles, who later married Camilla Shand, in 1970. Shand married Anne’s brother Charles as his second wife many years later. Anne was also linked to Olympic equestrian Richard Meade for a short time.

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Caption: Anne Princess Royal with her husband. Source: Oprah Daily

Career and Professional Life

Anne performs several duties and engagements on behalf of the sovereign. In 2014, Kevin S. MacLeod, the then-Canadian Secretary to the Queen, said of Anne: ‘Keep me busy,’ she says. She is here to do her job and to make a difference. Also, she is here to meet as many people as she can.

In December 2017, it was reported that Princess Royal had the most official engagements of any member of the royal family that year, including her mother, the Queen. The Princess has visited Norway, Jamaica, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, and Australia, among other places.

Moreover, Princess Royal joined the International Olympic Committee in 1988. (IOC). She serves on the boards of over 300 organizations, including WISE, Riders for Health, and the Carers Trust.

Her charitable work in developing countries focuses on sports, science, people with disabilities, and health. She has been involved with Save the Children for more than fifty years and has visited several of their projects. Her first public appearance was in 1969, at the opening of an educational and training center in Shropshire.

Anne represents the United Kingdom abroad up to three times per year. Anne began traveling abroad after finishing secondary school, and she is now officially involved with over 200 charities and organizations. She has been a patron of Save the Children since 2017, after serving as president from 1970 to 2017.

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Caption: Anne Princess giving a speech. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Anne has not endorsed any brand, nor has she promoted anything, nor has she been seen in any brand collaborations.

Awards and Nominations

Anne Princess Royal became a respected equestrian, winning a gold medal at the European Eventing Championships in 1971 and two silver medals in 1975.

Moreover, she was the first member of the British royal family to compete in the Olympic Games in 1976. Princess Anne finished fourth at the Rushall Horse Trials in the spring of 1971.

In 1971, at the age of 21, Anne won the individual title at the European Eventing Championship and was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year. She also rode winners in the Grand Military Steeplechase at Sandown Park Racecourse and the Diamond Stakes at Royal Ascot.


On March 20, 1974, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips were returning to Buckingham Palace from a charity event when their Princess IV car was forced to stop on the Mall by a Ford Escort.

Ian Ball, the Escort’s driver, jumped out and began firing a pistol. Inspector James Beaton, Anne’s police officer, got out of the car to protect her and disarm Ball.

Beaton’s gun jammed, and he was shot by Ball, as was Anne’s chauffeur, Alex Callender, when he attempted to disarm Ball. A nearby tabloid journalist, Brian McConnell, also intervened and was shot in the chest.

Ball approached Anne’s car and informed her that he intended to kidnap her and hold her for ransom, claiming to have £2 million or £3 million to give to the National Health Service.

Social Media

Anne is not active on social media. Anne likes to be present and keep her personal life private, hence she does not use any social networking sites. There are, however, some fan-made profiles, some of which have been suspended.

Anne Princess Royal – Body Measurements

Talking about her height Anne is 5 Feet 7 inches tall and weighs 55kg. Similarly, Anne’s body measurement is 34-27-34 inches her eye color is blue and her hair color is Light brown. Also, Anne’s dress size is 7 and her shoe size is 8(US).