The reason why Princess Anne is more favoured by the Queen than Prince Charles or Prince William has been revealed.
It’s the 68-year-old's commitment to public duty that has set her apart from the rest.
“Princess Anne made the full-time move into royal duties when she was 18.” royal author Marcia Moody wrote in her 2013 book “Kate: A Biography”.
Meanwhile, her brother Prince Charles graduated in 1970, and then went to have a career in the military.
“Charles had been 28 by the time he had been to university and completed his military training,” revealed Moody.
Prince William followed in his father's footsteps and decided to first graduate from university.
The 36-year-old royal chose to become a full-time royal in 2017, aged 35, when he gave up his role as a pilot with East Anglia Air Ambulance to step up to senior royal responsibilities.
“In the autumn of 2008, it was announced to much surprise that he was not going to become a full-time royal as many had anticipated.”
On Saturday, Princess Anne 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.
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.
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