Princess Anne is a “perfect” example of a “spare” for an heir thanks to her “sense of duty” and understanding of the role, a royal expert has said.
Speaking of the 72-year-old Princess Royal, author Robert Hardman, who penned Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II, praised the King’s younger sister for being devoted to family, amid the Prince’s explosive memoirs Harry, Spare, to be published this month.
“She’s an example of how even if you’re clearly destined for a supporting role, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a contribution,” Robert said. The times.
The journalist also assented to the fact that Ana’s father, the late Prince Philip, provided her with “solid parental guidance.”
Princess Anne (pictured with Prince Harry in 2008) is a “perfect” example of a “spare” for an heir thanks to her “sense of duty” and understanding of the role, a royal expert has claimed.
He added that a particularly good part doesn’t pay too much attention to what the press is saying about them, or take on too many projects, instead focusing on what they can do well and where they can ‘make a difference’.
Robert commented that Anne “saw the dangers of royalty” and understood the advantages of her own situation, so she took on the role.
The princess has managed to become a favorite among royal fans, through her work and attitude.
Born at Clarence House on August 15, 1950, she is the mother of silver medal-winning Olympic jockey Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, who runs a sports management company.
Speaking of the 72-year-old Princess Royal, author Robert Hardman, who penned Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II, praised the king’s younger sister. Ana and King Carlos III photographed together at her mother’s funeral last year
The princess (pictured this month) has managed to become a favorite among royal fans, through her work and attitude.
Anne was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia in 1990 for her work as president of the Save The Children charity.
A skilled horsewoman, she won the singles championship at Burghley in 1971 and was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The athlete also won a place in the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a three-day entrant on the British equestrian team.
In 1987, Anne was honored by the Queen with the primary title of Princess Royal, which is traditionally, but not automatically, bestowed by the sovereign on her eldest daughter.
It comes as Prince Harry has opened up this month about the dangers of always feeling second to his brother, the Prince of Wales, in an explosive, revealing memoir.
The athlete also won a place in the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a three-day entrant on the British equestrian team.
Writing in Spare, the Duke of Sussex, 38, said he grew up knowing he was there to donate an organ to Prince William, 40, if he needed one.
“I was brought into the world in case something happened to Willy,” he said, claiming that his parents and grandparents even referred to him and his brother as the heir and spare as a form of ‘shorthand’.
He described his life as a “mission to provide a source of distraction, entertainment, and in a pinch, a spare part,” such as a kidney, blood transfusion, or bone marrow.
Harry, who is two years younger than Prince William, explained how this idea of ’heir’ and ‘spare’ had been reinforced throughout his life.
He said that this idea of being in the world only in case something happened to William became “very clear” to him from an early age and was “regularly reinforced” throughout his life.