Sunday 15 August 2010

The Princess Royal at 60

Lord Belmont in Northern Ireland carries news on the official birthday portrait of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (above), who turned 60 today.

The Daily Mail gives an account of Princess Anne's dress.

I very briefly had the opportunity to be presented to Her Royal Highness at the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland's Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle in 2009 and I have to say from that very, very brief meeting she seemed down-to-earth and charming, with a very wry sense of humour.


  1. Gareth, you have some amazing connections!!

  2. Well, we were very lucky. :) Although, the highlight of the presentation seemed to be when the Princess and my father hit upon some stream of in-jokes about headmasters, none of which my mother or I understood!

  3. I think if a person is going to grow up in that artificial hothouse of a royal family, with staff and commoners fauning all over them, he/she would do well to survive as well as Princess Anne did. She seems to have a sensible, down to earth and almost wry perspective on life and her place in it.


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