Princess Anne is celebrating her 70th birthday today and the palace has released new photos.
These unseen images were shot earlier this year in February by photographer John Swannell at Gatcombe Park.
The images, taken before lockdown hit earlier this year, show the Princess Royal smiling for the camera.
New photos of Princess Anne released
In one of the new photographs, the Queen‘s only daughter is posing in a long white dress and beaming for the camera. In another, she is looking more somber as she looks directly into the camera in a smart green suit.
Fans of the royal family have shared their birthday messages to celebrate the milestone birthday.
One wrote: “Happy birthday, enjoy your special day and hope you have many more birthdays to celebrate!”
Another added: “Fab photo, she looks so happy.”
A third commented: “Happy birthday, your Royal Highness!”
Princess Anne also earned birthday honours
As part of birthday honours, Princess Anne has been awarded army and RAF promotions.
She is now a general in the British Army and an air chief marshal in the Royal Air Force.
Princess Anne also holds a position as an admiral in the Royal Navy.
Happy birthday, enjoy your special day and hope you have many more birthdays to celebrate!
She is also linked to over 300 charities and is often described as one of the most ‘hard working’ members of the royal family.
Family celebrations have been ‘toned down’
Anne’s son-in-law Mike Tindall, who is married to daughter Zara, has said birthday celebrations will be ‘scaled back’ this year due to lockdown.
Speaking to BBC’s The One Show, he said: “We did have plans – it would’ve been up in Scotland – but obviously with COVID and Aberdeen being locked down a bit, I think everything’s been scaled back a little bit.”
He continued: “It’s a shame. I’m sure we’ll do something as a family to celebrate her 70 amazing years.
“She’s just an incredible woman in terms of how much work she can get through in the year.”
He also hinted that there might be a surprise in store for Queen Anne: “We will be doing something. As yet I don’t know whether she knows – so my lips are sealed.”
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