The unsung royal hero – How Princess Anne has completed 20,000 engagements in 50 years

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Princess Anne has clocked up a whopping 20,000 royal engagements! Yes you heard right, 20,000 royal engagements!

On Saturday, the royal marked 50 years since she conducted her very first engagement on March 1st 1969 – St David’s Day, when she handed out leeks to the Welsh Guards at Pirbright Camp in Surrey.

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There’s no doubt that the Queen’s daughter is the hardest working royal of the lot, often completing more than 500 engagements per year.

The engagements often reflect her love for sport, such as her continued commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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In 2017, Princess Anne attended 540 engagements and in 2018 a whopping 518 and shows no signs of slowing down.

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