Princess Anne

Princess Anne is 70 today.  The hard working royal, who has continued to undertake charity work despite the coronavirus, was meant to be celebrating the milestone with her family in Scotland.

To mark her 70th birthday she has been promoted by the Army and Royal Air Force. The Queen’s only daughter, will take up the role of general and air chief marshal, bringing her ranks in line with her rank in the Royal Navy. This is a tradition that all senior royals are treated as military members and receive promotions as they get older. Prince Andrew was due to be promoted but this was deferred after he stepped back from his royal roles.

Her son-in-law Mike Tindall spoke to the BBC’s One Show and said,  “We did have plans – it would’ve been up in Scotland – but obviously with Covid and Aberdeen being locked down a bit, I think everything’s been scaled back a little bit.”

“It’s a shame. I’m sure we’ll do something as a family to celebrate her 70 amazing years, she’s just an incredible woman in terms of how much work she can get through in the year.

“We will be doing something, as yet I don’t know whether she knows – so my lips are sealed.”

To mark her birthday ITV has produced a programme about the Princess. She was heavily critical of social media in the documentary saying that it added to the pressures put on the younger members of the royal family.

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