Your royal LAZINESS: How royals TWICE their age are putting Wills, Kate and Harry to SHAME Princess Anne has once again been crowned the busiest royal after carrying out a staggering 640 engagements this year, putting the younger generations to shame. The Princess Royal, who regularly undertakes more than 500 engagements a year, carried out more engagements than Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge COMBINED. Being forced to take a week off due to a bad chest infection in September did nothing to dent her reputation as the hardest working royal compared to younger generations. The 66-year-old topped the list as the hardest working royal for the second year running, thrashing William, Kate and Harry despite them flying out for a number of overseas trips this year.
Princess Anne has been admitted to hospital with a chest infection, prompting the cancellation of a number of royal engagements. The Princess Royal underwent tests at hospital in Scotland and has been sent to Balmoral to recuperate. The 66-year-old undertakes around 500 engagements a year. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "On doctors' orders she has cancelled her engagements for the coming week. She is resting privately at home.' Source: plymouthherald co uk
A smartly-dressed Princess Anne stands out in a blue hat among a sea of red as she greets Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Founder's Day parade in London Anne, 68, took on the role of Reviewing Officer at the Royal Hospital today The Princess Royal looked chic in a pale blue suit and netted hat Parade takes place each year to mark the hospital's founding in 1682 Anne also visited in 1972 - then aged just 21, 1985, and 2008 Princess Anne stood out among a sea of red today as she met Chelsea Pensioners at the Founder's Day Parade at the Royal Hospital in London. The 65-year-old royal reprised the role of Reviewing Officer - one she last took on in 2008 - at the annual parade. The Princess Royal was all set for the blazing sunshine in a pale blue brocade suit, which she paired with an el...
HRH The Princess Royal has paid a special visit to Darlington to applaud the efforts of the borough’s Youth Offending Service staff Jo Benson, Darlington Borough Council’s Youth Offending Service Manager, was earlier this year presented with a prestigious Butler Trust award for being an outstanding leader by the Princess Royal, who is the charity’s Patron. Today (December 2) Princess Anne was in Darlington to meet Jo and the 26-strong team at the Youth Offending Service (YOS), described as ‘one of the best in the country’ by the Butler Trust. During the visit Jo introduced Her Royal Highness to case managers, members of the Anti-Social Behaviour and Intervention Delivery teams, as well as representatives of support agencies, partner groups and board members. Others attending the even
Princess Anne opened the new Princess Royal Stand at Cheltenham Racecourse Zara Tindall née Phillips and her husband Mike proudly looked on as Princess Anne opened a new grandstand at Cheltenham’s famous horse-racing stadium on Friday. The 65-year-old gave a speech to commemorate the opening of the five-and-a-half storey stand, named the Princess Royal Stand , which is part of a £45 million investment in the arena. Prince Charles' sister looked elegant in a long camel-coloured coat and Russian style fur hat. Adding some colour to the outfit she opted for a bright red scarf and accessorised her look with a two small delicate brooches which she wore on her coat. Looking on as her mother addressed the crowd Zara was joined by her husband Mike and brother Peter Phillips. The Olympic med
At Monday’s Buckingham Palace party for the Rugby World Cup Prince Philip, who once said of Princess Anne, ‘If it doesn’t f**t or eat hay she isn’t interested,’ was on sparkling form EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Did Clarence House send spies to watch King Charles III? The Prince of Wales has yet to comment on King Charles III – the West End satire about his future reign – but Tim Pigott-Smith, 69, who portrayed the heir to the throne in London and is about to open on Broadway, says Charles sent a spy to the Wyndham’s Theatre. ‘A person once professionally associated with the Royal Family wrote to the theatre to note that in one performance I was wearing a wedding ring but not the signet ring of the Prince of Wales,’ claims Pigott-Smith, who concludes: ‘We think they’ve (Clarence House) sent sp
Princess Anne is to visit the prison where paedophile Rolf Harris is serving his sentence She is due to tour HMP Stafford next month in her capacity as the patron of prisoner rehabilitation charity The Butler Trust. Buckingham Palace confirmed last night that the Princess Royal will meet inmates during her visit on October 14. She previously met Harris at Buckingham Palace in 2006 when he was given his CBE. The Princess was standing in for the Queen at the investiture ceremony. Harris was given the honour after he painted a portrait of the Queen to mark her 80th birthday. Last year the disgraced TV star was jailed for nearly six years for 12 indecent assaults against four girls – including one aged just seven. The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, said Harris had taken advantage of his celeb
Princess Anne was taken for a tour around Plymouth’s newest regeneration projects as communities gathered to let her know how much the city is shining The sun beamed on HRH The Princess Royal, who is the first royal visitor since The Queen came to the city in March. However The Princess’ visit had a different agenda – to see how Plymouth’s communities are at the heart of its development. Starting off in Stonehouse, Princess Anne unveiled a plaque at the state-of-the-art Genesis Business Centre on Union Street. The Millfields Trust, the Social Enterprise behind the new building, are hoping to regenerate this historic part of the city by bringing businesses to the area and creating a focal hub. She took in its external living wall, which an abundance of wildlife is now inhabiting, f
Princess Anne's turning down titles for her children, says Zara, has been a great blessing It may appear that Zara Phillips has been kept on the sidelines by the Royal Family, never permitted to encroach too far into the inner sanctum with cousins Prince William and Harry. But according to the Olympic equestrian, that's all been a part of the master plan, and an intentional move by her parents which she is now wholly grateful for. Princess Anne's turning down titles for her children, says Zara, has been a great blessing. Talking to The Sunday Times, the mother-of-one, who recently had to deny claims she was pregnant with her second child, revealed that she's extremely glad not to be considered a 'proper' Royal. Thanks to her mother, Anne, Princess Royal, Zara says that along with he...