Anne, Princess Royal, née Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She is currently 14th to the throne and has held the title of Princess Royal since 1987. Princess Anne is known for her extensive, high-level charitable work, which involves her patronage of over 200 organizations, many of which aim to improve the lives of locals developing countries.
A post on the Royals’ Instagram story read: “The Princess Royal turns 70 next week, Saturday August 15th.
“Over the next seven days, we will look back at each decade of HRH’s life… starting with his birth in 1950!”
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The message added: “Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was born at Clarence House.
“She is the second child and only daughter of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.”
One of the photos was taken at Princess Anne’s christening on October 21, 1950, and sees her sitting in her mother’s lap with a proud Prince Philip standing behind them.
The caption in the image read: “The Princess was baptized at Buckingham Palace, in the presence of her close family.
A third photo of Anne shared by the Royals shows a young Princess Royal in the Girl Guides.
The caption of the image read: “When the princess was nine years old, the first company of guides at Buckingham Palace was reformed.
“He was originally reformed in 1937, for his mother, [the then] Princess Elizabeth!
The photos also made sure to highlight Princess Anne’s love for horses, captioning a photo of a young Anne with one of her favorite horses.
“The Princess Royal is a renowned equestrian, and her love of horses began at a young age!” Reads the caption.
The sweet and touching tribute to Princess Anne ends with the Royal as a teenager, with the caption saying: “See you tomorrow at our stories, where we get back to the Princess Royal’s teens!”
Princess Anne is however set to miss a royal tradition on her birthday next week.
The ringing of bells at Westminster Abbey, which means royal birthdays will not be due to the coronavirus pandemic.