The expert said: “Stoic, hard-working, practical, outspoken and challenging, of all the Queen’s children, Princess Anne has always been both the closest and the most similar in terms of personality to her father Prince Philip.
“Her low-key, unfussy, immensely solid role in the Queen’s public life makes their relationship look similar in many ways to that between the Queen and her husband.”
When Princess Anne has stood by her mother, she appears to entertain the Queen.
As well as getting well while at public events, the royals are also thought to have shared interests away from work.
Judi said: “Like her father, Anne appears to make the Queen laugh and most poses between the two women suggest a shared sense of humour, bringing out a side of the Queen that we rarely get to glimpse.
“She had a similar twinkle in her eye to her father and clearly supplied the kind of hands-off and unfussy support that the Queen always prefers.
“Both women share a passion for horses and, off-duty, they will often dress in identical, country women style, tweeds, wellies and headscarves.
“If the Queen hadn’t inherited the crown it’s likely it would be Anne’s lifestyle that she would have most love to embrace.
The expert suggested Princess Anne has been “low-maintenance” in the Royal Family.
“We probably see less of the Queen and Anne than we do of the Queen and her three sons,” Judi said.
“But that’s probably because Anne is the low-maintenance child.
“While Charles, Andrew and Edward have all been through periods of angst, emotions and dramas, Anne has always been the one who just gets on with the job, even sailing through her divorce and remarriage in a low-key, practical way.”
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The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 71, is currently second-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.
Published at Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:26:00 +0000