Anne, Princess Royal

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Anne, Princess Royal, 2013

The Princess Anne, Princess Royal (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Laurence, formerly Phillips, née Mountbatten-Windsor), styled HRH The Princess Royal (born August 15, 1950), is a member of the British Royal Family. She is the seventh holder of the title Princess Royal. She is currently tenth in the line of succession to the British throne.


  • When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground, and swish my tail, none of which is easy !
    • Susan Ratcliffe (2010) Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject. p. 411: On her "horsey" reputation


  • Today, the Princess Royal has been canonized as a secular saint, for her truly admirable international work on behalf of the Save the Children Fund. Her dedication and concern are beyond doubt, but she didn't catch them like measles.
    • Bernard Levin, "Uneasy Lies the Head", The Times, 23 January 1989.

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