Princess Anne: the hardest working royal

The birth of Princess Anne -
Princess Anne was born on August 15, 1950, which happened to be V-J Day in the United Kingdom, marking the end of World War II.

The line of succession -
When Anne was born, she was second in line to the throne, after Charles. She is now 14th in line to the throne since the births of the most recent royal babies!

Her love of horses -
Queen Elizabeth was a well-known animal lover and had a particular interest in horses. Prince Philip was also a skilled polo player. 

The Royal Olympian -
She was the first royal ever to be selected for an Olympic team. Princess Anne joined the British Equestrian Team for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

The royal wedding -
The pair got married at Westminster Abbey in 1973, the same location as Prince William and Kate Middleton. 

Public affairs - Anne and Mark had two children together, but unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage. There were rumors of infidelity  that Philips carried on rather public affairs. 

Eventual divorce -
Philips denied rumors that he had a child with another woman while married to Princess Anne, but in 1991 DNA test results proved that it was true. The couple divorced in 1992.

Timothy Laurence -
A few months after her divorce from Mark Philips, Anne married her current husband, Timothy Laurence. The couple were married in a quiet ceremony in Scotland. 

The "rude" princess - In the past, she’s been labeled rude because she doesn’t have much patience for photo opportunities and doesn’t shake hands with the public.

Anne and Diana - Royal biographers suggest that Princess Anne did not see eye to eye with Princess Diana. Princess Anne had a strong sense of duty and was extremely dedicated to her work as a royal.

Princess Anne goes viral -
Princess Anne became an Internet sensation in 2019 when she was recorded apparently snubbing her mother and US President Donald Trump. 

The busiest royal - In addition to raising her two children and her career as a professional horse rider, Anne is extremely dedicated to her royal duties.

Royal duties -
Princess Anne entered 'public life' when she was 18 years old. She became a full-time senior royal and began to fulfill her abundant duties.

Olympic positions -
Princess Anne has been president of the British Olympic Association and is also a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Charity work -
The Princess is President of Save the Children UK, Commandant-in-Chief of St John Ambulance, and Chancellor of four universities. 

Military position-Princess Anne is a General of the Royal Navy and an Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Air Force. She holds almost 30 other military titles in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.

Impressive commitment -
It’s no surprise that Princess Anne is a busy woman! In 2017, she attended 540 public engagements in the UK and abroad, more than any other member of the royal family.

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