Born second in line to the throne, Anne, the Princess Royal has lived a remarkable life in the public eye. While she’s fallen down a few spots in the British order of royal succession in recent years, Anne is still beloved for her equestrian skills, duty to the royal family, no-nonsense attitude, and a stunning collection of hats. Not to mention, Princess Anne also happens to be one of the hardest working royals around. As we await another season of The Crown—premiering November 15—prepare for Erin Doherty’s masterful performance by taking a look back at the real Princess Anne’s most iconic moments.
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Queen Elizabeth holds newborn Anne.
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The whole royal family welcomes baby Anne.
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Anne reaches out to her father in this sweet color family portrait.
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A young Princess Anne is seen here with a bouquet of flowers. Clearly, royal fashions haven’t changed much in the past 60 years. This smocked dress looks almost identical to the ones Princess Charlotte was seen wearing on the Royal Tour of Poland and Germany.
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The royal family gathers for a portrait just a few months after Prince Andrew was born.
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Princess Anne accompanies her mother on a state visit to Vienna.
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Princess Anne poses at Sandringham House alongside her brother Charles and her mother and father.
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Princess Anne, sporting a voluminous hairstyle at the Badminton Horse Trials in South Gloucestershire.
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The royal family at Buckingham Palace.
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Following the wedding of Princess Anne to Mark Phillips, the newlyweds made the customary appearance on the royal balcony.
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Princess Anne’s official wedding portrait.
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Princess Anne greets the Bay City Rollers at the Lyceum Ballroom.
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Princess Anne, Princess Diana, and the Queen Mother share a moment at the royal premiere of A Passage to India.
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Princess Anne, in full military uniform, at the State Opening of Parliament.
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The royal family comes together at Clarence House to celebrate the Queen and Prince Philip’s diamond wedding anniversary.
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The royal family marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in Runnymede.
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Here, Princess Anne attends the annual Armistice Day service at the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.
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A nice candid of Anne at the Sandown racecourse.
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In honor of Trooping the Colour, Princess Anne, second from the left, makes an appearance on the royal balcony alongside the rest of her family.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greets the Princess Royal on day two of the Royal Ascot races.
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The Princess Royal runs after her granddaughter Mia Tindall while at a charity polo match.
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Princess Anne, being a boss as per usual, at the International Center for Birds of Prey.
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Princess Anne marks the centenary of the RAF on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Kate Middleton.
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The meets with the President of Chile Sebastien Pinera in Santiago, Chile.
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