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Royal laugh: Soldier has Princess Anne in stitches as she receives new honour via video

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Princess Anne, 69, is known to be one of the hardest-working members of the Royal Family and was presented with a special new honour as thanks for one of her ceremonial military roles on Friday. The commemoration took place via video link and ended with Anne in stitches.

The Princess Royal was one of the first members of the Royal Family to return to face-to-face engagements after lockdown was eased and has carried out a string of royal visits in recent days.

While Anne is usually a picture of composure on Friday she had a brief giggle during a virtual awards ceremony.

Princess Anne holds several commemorative military roles and is the Colonel in Chief of the The King Royal Hussar’s Woman guard.

She has held the role for 50 years and on Friday she was presented with a medal of thanks for her enduring support.

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Princess Anne has been spending lockdown in Gatcombe, Gloucestershire were both her children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall are neighbours.

Zara Tindall and her husband Mike appeared on ITV via video link last week to celebrate the first day of Royal Ascot races.

The couple were both dressed to the nines despite being unable to attend the event that was held behind doors.

While Princess Anne is a huge fan of horses and a regular at Royal Ascot she may have missed the start on TV as she was seeing to royal duty elsewhere.

The Princess Royal made an important visit to the Duke of Gloucester Barracks on June 16.

There she met personnel who have been playing their part in the British Army’s response to the pandemic.



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