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Old 09-15-2004, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabriella
Wow, that really is a beautiful picture. Anne was so pretty when she was younger. You can really see how much Zara looks like her in that picture.
I agree! I never thought Zara looked particularly like Princess Anne, but I see it now!

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Old 09-16-2004, 09:22 AM
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wow, never knew Anne was so pretty when she was young...a real we know where zara has got her looks from :)

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February 10, 1994 - Lillehammer, Princess Anne curtsying to King Harald.
Old 09-30-2004, 03:52 PM
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The second husband of Princess Anne...

Can someone tell me more about Princess Anne's second husband? I have seen him on some pictures, but I do not know anything about him. I think he is younger than her.
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:15 PM
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He's five years her junior and is very successful in the Navy. He tends to keep quiet and doesn't do a lot of royal duties, though he does, at times, accompany her (He went to Gibraltar with her). There's not a lot to know about him.
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:44 PM
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New photo of Princess Anne yesterday.
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Old 10-14-2004, 01:53 PM
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SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE: Britain's Princess Anne (2nd L) attends 14 October 2004 at the Saint Tropez port, on the French Riviera, a regatta celebrating the 75th anniversary of the famous Dragon yachts.
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Old 10-15-2004, 03:42 PM
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Princess Anne

British Princess Anne during the International Dragon 75th Anniversary Regatta held in Saint-Tropez, southern France, on October 14, 2004. Photo by ABACA. (Pictured: Princess Anne)
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:08 AM
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Princess Anne Involved in Near-miss Air Incident

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12 NOVEMBER 2004
Princess Anne was just nine seconds away from death when the plane in which she was travelling from Wiltshire to Aberdeen was involved in a terrifying mid-air incident on Thursday.

The royal flight pilot was told to take evasive action after controllers on the ground realised that a new Eurofighter Typhoon, capable of a top speed of 1,321 mph, had turned across the executive jet's flight path.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that an "air proximity incident" had taken place over Morcambe Bay. The Princess Royal was apparently informed later of the near miss, but seemed unperturbed as she fulfilled her commitments in Scotland.

Despite later being informed of her close shave, the Princess Royal (above) continued with her engagements in Scotland as planned
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Anne was flying from Wiltshire to Aberdeen in a BAE125 (like the one pictured), when the incident took place over Morcambe Bay
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:22 AM
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Yikes how scary! I like how they said she seemed unperturbed. I know I'd be shaking like a leaf if it was me!
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oh wow! that totally scary for Princess Anne to flew that plane! or she dont! like her brother and her nephew Prince William who dont same plane when flew to Canada in 1998 for state trip.

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Old 12-01-2004, 03:06 AM
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Polfoto 29-11-2004 Britain's Princess Anne is mounted ready for a hunt with the Duke of Beaufort hounds near Tetbury, England, Monday, Nov. 29, 2004.
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:04 AM
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From the Telegraph today:

Princess Anne goes hunting despite ban

Princess Anne has become the first Royal to be pictured fox-hunting since the ban on the sport was forced through Parliament.

She was pictured riding with the prestigious Beaufort Hunt, based near Tetbury in Gloucestershire - close to her home and the Prince of Wales's Highgrove residence.

Charles and his two sons, William and Harry, have frequently hunted with the Beaufort, but have been careful not to be photographed since the political furor.

Princess Anne reportedly arrived for the start of the meet at Chavenage House, and rode until lunchtime with the hunt.

She was joined by about 100 members of the Beaufort on horseback and another 50 on foot.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace today said he had no comment on the matter, saying only: "It is a private matter for her."

The Bill to ban hunting was forced through Parliament less than two weeks ago after a long-running battle between the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

The Speaker of the House of Commons was eventually forced to use the little-implemented Parliament Act to end the seven year stalemate.

The ban will come into effect on February 18 next year, although pro-hunting groups have already launched a legal challenge to its legitimacy.
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what titles does Anne have and what years did she get them
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Originally Posted by Josefine
what titles does Anne have and what years did she get them
She received the title Princess Royal from The Queen in June 1987.
Old 12-01-2004, 03:40 PM
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is that the only one= i guess she has been a princess since birth?

what orders does she have
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Princess Anne has been a Princess from birth. She is a Knight of Garter and I think she has Order of Thistle.
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Happy 12th Wedding Anniversary for Princess Anne and her husband.
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just now on the bbc news: princess anne remained in her car when it was stopped on the mall by a gunman who wanted to kidnap her. when he told her he was going to demand 2 million ponds for her she said:" bloody likely. and I do not have 2 million ponds".
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Sat 1 Jan 2005The aftermath of the incident in which lan Ball forced the royal car to stop, shot a police officer and chauffeur, then tried to wrestle the princess out of the vehicle.
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PRINCESS Anne told a would-be kidnapper it was not "bloody likely" that she would get out of her car when the man pointed a gun at her in 1974, newly released secret papers revealed yesterday.

She also came close to losing her temper and hitting him but, showing suitable calm and presence of mind, realised that if she got into a fight, he would shoot her as he had her bodyguard.

The attacker, Ian Ball, had managed to grab the princess by the forearm and tried to wrestle her out of the car in the Mall in London. He pointed his gun at her and said: "I want you to come with me for a day or two because I want £2 million."

The princess, then only 23, refused to get out of the car, telling Ball sarcastically "Bloody likely" and adding: "I havenít got £2 million."

The dramatic details of how the princess risked her life in the face of imminent danger to herself and her then husband, Captain Mark Phillips, whom she "protected" during the incident on 20 March 1974, were revealed when official documents were released under the 30-year rule by the National Archives.

Four men were wounded trying to protect the princess after Ball screeched his white Ford Escort to a halt in front of the Royal car carrying her, Captain Phillips and a lady-in-waiting, forcing it to stop.

When the princessís personal police officer, Inspector James Beaton, got out to see what was wrong, Ball, by this time out of his car, shot him in the shoulder and wounded him. Insp Beaton fired at the man but missed. His gun then jammed, allowing Ball to move to the rear offside door and try to open it.

Insp Beaton moved to the nearside door, allowing the lady-in-waiting out, and threw himself in the back seat to shield the princess, who was struggling together with her husband to keep the door closed.

Ball fired again, into the car, shattering the window and hitting Insp Beaton in the right hand, before shooting him once more in the stomach.

When Insp Beaton collapsed at the gunmanís feet, Ball turned his attention to the driver, who was trying to get out of the car, shooting him in the chest.

The princessís reaction is revealed in a secret briefing report for Harold Wilson, the former prime minister.

A clearly impressed Mr Wilson wrote in green ink at the top of the file: "A very good story. Pity the Palace canít let it come out. Perhaps it will in court. HW."

He also sent a message to the princess that was fulsome in praise, telling her: "You yourself displayed great bravery and presence of mind in facing your assailant."

The only thing, according to the file marked 21 March, 1974, that stopped the princess from taking the attacker on was the thought he might shoot her.

In the paper, penned by Mr Wilsonís private secretary, Robert Armstrong, the princess said: "It was all so infuriating; I kept saying I didnít want to get out of the car, and I was not going to get out of the car.

"I nearly lost my temper with him, but I knew that if I did, I should hit him and he would shoot me."

After repeatedly refusing Ballís demands, the princess made a dive to get out of the car from the opposite side, forcing Ball into the path of security officers.

The gunman was eventually wrestled to the ground and overpowered when police reinforcements arrived, but not before he had shot and wounded another officer, Constable Michael Hills, and a fourth man.

In his pocket, he carried a ransom note addressed to the Queen, demanding £2 million, a free pardon and a plane to fly to Switzerland.

Insp Beaton was given a George Cross for bravery, while the other injured men were decorated for gallantry.

Bob Gibb, 72, a journalist who was at the scene immediately after the incident, told The Scotsman yesterday: "The gunman was lying on the ground, along with another man who appeared to have been injured.

"The doors to the Royal car were wide open and [the princess] was holding Mark Phillips, protecting him.

"I got the impression that she was in command of the situation. She is a very controlled lady - I wouldnít like to mess with her at all."

Sir Chay Blyth, a neighbour and friend of the princessís, said yesterday: "Itís the sort of behaviour Iíd expect of her.

"She is an eventer, who has won a gold medal at the Olympics, a very gutsy lady. I wouldnít like to be the guy who crossed her."

Ball, who later admitted attempted murder and attempted kidnap, was diagnosed as a schizophrenic and imprisoned under mental-health legislation. Officials believed he had no political motives.

The report concluded: "He had obviously worked out the details of his idea with care and attention to detail. But the whole framework was lunatic. This was the work of an isolated nutcase." It records that Ball had no record of violence.

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