Royal family: how a young Princess Anne was just as beautiful as Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle


Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have long been considered textbook princesses, with charisma and natural beauty.

These qualities seem to span across many generations of royals, as photos of young Princess Anne show her just as graceful.

As president of the UK Fashion and Textile Association, she has also become somewhat of a fashion icon according to Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue.

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“Princess Anne is a true style icon and was focused on sustainable fashion before the rest of us really knew what that meant,” he said. Vanity Lounge.

Princess Anne holding a bouquet as a young royal.

“She’s timeless in her style, and she wears a tailored suit better than anyone I can think of.”

Princess Anne is the Queen’s second child

The Duchess of Cambridge is no stranger to setting fashion trends and on several occasions the clothes sold out immediately after being spotted wearing them.

Here we see her in 2008, fresher than ever in a coat that many people have scoured the internet for a purchase.

In old photos, Princess Anne looks radiant like a young royal, smiling while riding her horse.

She is widely regarded as one of the hardest working royals and has had an illustrious career as an equestrian.

Princess Anne on her horse ‘Goodwill’ at the Burghley Horse Race with then husband Mark Phillips

Participating in her first competition at age 11, she became a gold medalist in the European Eventing Championships at only 21 years old.

She won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year title in the same year, 1971, and was later selected to be part of the Olympic team.

Princess Anne receives the BBC Sports Personality of the Year trophy in 1971

Her first marriage to Captain Mark Phillips began after meeting him through her mutual love of horses and she now lives in Gatcombe Park with Timothy Lawrence, her second husband.

The Princess Royal on Ladies’ Day of the July 2021 Moët et Chandon Festival at Newmarket Racecourse.

Born second to the throne, Princess Anne is now 71 with a full diary of royal engagements to attend.

Meghan Markle also attended many royal events in 2018 as Duchess of Sussex before relinquishing her HRH title.

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From 1970 to 2017, Princess Anne was President of Save the Children UK and was even nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

Briton Catherine (L), Duchess of Cambridge and Briton Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in 2019 (Photo credit to read BEN CURTIS / AFP via Getty Images)

Always busy, with the sponsorship of Commonwealth Study Conferences Leaders, she encourages women to pursue careers in science and engineering.

Queen Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and her children Prince Charles and Princess Anne at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

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