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Princess Anne Quotes

Updated: Jun 13, 2022

Famously forthright and probably the Royal Family's wildest card, the Princess Royal is arguably the best chip off the old block.

As it would be amiss not to give the feisty princess (the Queen's second child, born in August 1950) the chance to speak her mind over the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend, here's some of her utterances to let you understand a bit more about her personality.

Princess Anne
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As a young princess I was a huge disappointment to everyone concerned. It’s impractical to go around in life dressed in a long white dress and a crown.

[On being told by a horse show spectator that she looked like Princess Anne:] I think I'm a bit better-looking than she is.

Golf seems to me an arduous way to go for a walk. I prefer to take the dogs out.

Being pregnant is a very boring six months. I am not particularly maternal. It's an occupational hazard of being a wife.

When I'm approaching a water jump, with dozens of photographers waiting for me to fall in, and hundreds of spectators wondering what's going to happen next, the horse is just about the only one who doesn't know I am Royal!

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.

You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.

Of course, the Queen is the Queen and it's a different relationship, but I still got the feeling that there were women at that end of the room and men at this end of the room. I didn't go for that, so I just annoyed the men at the other end.

Don't miss the OGN Sunday Magazine for lots more insights into the royal family.


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