New Princess Anne Documentary Reveals Deets on Her Near-Kidnapping & Features Rare Access to the Royal Family

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Move over, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Princess Anne is the latest royal to have her own documentary feature. 

In honor of her 70th birthday, Queen Elizabeth's only daughter will be the focus of a new film for ITV called Princess Royal: Anne at 70. Per the network, the 90-minute film "tells the story of a royal mold-breaker, a princess who refused to follow the script” and features first-person interviews from her children—Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall—as well as unseen family footage from the princess’s private life. 

According to Variety, the doc, which was filmed over the course of a year, will touch on everything from her failed kidnapping attempt in 1974 to her three (we repeat, three) British Vogue covers. Not to mention, all of the precedents she set as a member of the British royal family. "She was the first daughter of a monarch to go to school, the first royal Olympian and the first child of a monarch to insist her children were called 'Mr.,' and 'Miss,'” read part of a press release for the film. 

Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller of Factual at ITV, who commissioned the show from Oxford Films, said, "With exclusive, up close and extensive access to Princess Anne, her family and those closest to her, this fascinating film is a landmark event on a landmark birthday."

The documentary, which has no release date as of yet, is a pretty rare move for Anne who has previously voiced her distaste for the idea of the Royal Family film (released in 1969). 

"I always thought it was a rotten idea,” Anne said according to Express. “The attention that had been brought on one ever since one was a child, you just didn't want any more. The last thing you needed was greater access.”

We’re not sure what changed your mind, Princess Anne. But we’re glad it did. 

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