Princess Anne: Body language shows why she is ‘closest’ to this royal and not the Queen
Princess Anne has worked as a senior member of the Royal Family for most of her adult life. This means she has regularly joined other royals while attending official events. What is her relationship like with the Queen and Prince Philip?
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Princess Anne is the only daughter of the Queen and a working royal.
She is often branded the “hardest working” member of the family as she regularly represented the monarch at events before the coronavirus crisis.
Even since the lockdown was enforced, Princess Anne has worked by making virtual appearances via video.
At royal events, Princess Anne has regularly been spotted with the Queen and they appear to have a good relationship.
However, the royal could actually be closer to her father, Prince Philip, according to body language expert Judi James.
She told Express.co.uk: “Stoic, hard-working, practical, out-spoken and challenging to meet, 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.”
Princess Anne’s practical and no-nonsense attitude could be likened to her father, making them very similar.
Prince Philip retired from official duties in 2017 but Princess Anne may have stepped up to take over this role.
Anne appears to be on hand to entertain her mother while at official events, the expert explained.
“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,” Judi continued.
In December last year, Princess Anne accompanied her mother at a reception held at Buckingham Palace.
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The Princess seemed to interact with the monarch in the same way Prince Philip has in the past, according to the expert.
She continued: “During the reception at Buckingham Palace where Trump was a guest of honour, the Queen was erroneously thought to be telling her daughter off at the end of the line-up.
“This was illustrated in Anne’s rather deadpan delivery with her mother as she let her know there were no more guests to greet.
“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.”
The body language expert suggested Princess Anne is not seen as often with the Queen as her siblings are, which could be down to how she handles royal life.
Judi added: “We probably see less of the Queen and Anne than we do of the Queen and her three sons, but that’s probably because Anne is the low-maintenance child.
“While Charles, Andrew and Edward have all been through periods of angst, emotions, dramas or even scandals, 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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