The Princess Royal Steps Out for One of Her Mom’s Favorite Pastimes

Princess Anne just stepped out for a royal appearance in North Yorkshire and proved that she’s following in her mom Queen Elizabeth’s footsteps.

The 68-year-old royal recently visited Johnston Racing in Middleham, England, where she toured the stables and learned more about their horse rehabilitation efforts.

The outing is right up Princess Anne’s alley, since she’s practically equestrian royalty. Not only does she have three European Championship medals under her belt—two silver and one gold—but she also competed in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

After visiting the stables, Princess Anne continued her tour of North Yorkshire in Leyburn, where she visited Tennants Auctioneers and The Garden Rooms. The royal concluded her day at the Wensleydale Heifer, where she attended a charity dinner and received a piece of art by Richmond artist Lucy Pittaway.

According to Johanna Ropner—the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire—the princess’s visit will provide invaluable help for the county’s economy.

“It was a pleasure to welcome The Princess Royal to Wensleydale and combine Her Royal Highness’s charitable work with a visit to Tennants; an important business to the local economy,” she said, as Richmondshire Today reports.

Although Princess Anne was third in the line of succession to the British throne when she was born in 1950, she’s currently 13th in line, thanks to Prince William, Prince Harry and all of their current (and future) children.

On the bright side, she seems to be enjoying her freedom.


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