Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth was born on August 15th, 1950. She was second in line to the throne after her elder brother Prince Charles at the time of her birth. However, after the addition of new royal members including Prince Louis, she is now in the fourteenth place. She was given the title of Princess Royal in 1987. This title is not automatic hence if Princess Charlotte has to become Princess Royal she will have to wait till Princess Anne is no more. She has two children Mike and Zara Tindal from her first marriage.
Unlike her brothers, Princess Anne did not pursue a university as she considered it just a past time. It is interesting that she is the Chancellor of the University of London despite not being a huge fan of University education. Like her mother, Princess Anne is an enthusiastic equestrian. According to the royal family's website, ‘The Princess also competed in multiple European Three-Day Event Championships, winning a gold medal in 1971 individual discipline and silver in both the individual and team disciplines in 1975.’
‘The Princess also competed in multiple European Three-Day Event Championships, winning a gold medal in the 1971 individual discipline and silver in both the individual and team disciplines in 1975.’
She entered public life at the age of 18 and has not stopped since then. Currently, Princess Anne is the hardest working member of the British Royal family.
For royals, life is not about attending a day to day office but various events and charities around the year. While the title of the Princess Royal might seem splendid, it comes with a set of responsibilities. She is involved in 300 charities. She is the hardest working royal for quite some time now. Just in 2019, Princess Anne has attended 73 engagements. She worked for a solid 180 days in 2018 which is 20 days more than Prince Harry. In 2017, she made 455 official appearances at various events exclusive of 85 overseas tours. This total is even more than the total appearances of Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry combined.