Anne, Princess Royal

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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. As of January 2023, she is sixteenth 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

About Anne, Princess Royal

  • 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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