Happy 70th Birthday to hardworking Princess Royal - The Yorkshire Post says

In a documentary to mark The Princess Royal’s 70th birthday, her son uses the word ‘tenacious’ to sum up his mother.

Queen Elizabeth II pointing out a flypast to Peter Phillips and the Earl of Ulster, as the Princess Royal looks on. Anne celebrates her 70th birthday today. Photo: RON BELL/PA Wire

She is certainly one of the most dedicated and hardworking Royals, with even the official British Royal Family website describing her schedule as ‘one of the busiest’.

Since her first engagement at the age of 18, Princess Anne has competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games as a member of the British equestrian team and is now involved with more than 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in both in the UK and overseas.

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As President of Save the Children, in offering support to Riding for the Disabled organisations and through her involvement in the creation of charities such as Carers Trust, to name just a few examples, she has demonstrated her staunch commitment to charitable work and to improving the lives of others, a most admirable quality. Happy Birthday Princess Royal – keep up the good work.

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