Princess Anne is no doubt spending her 73rd birthday with her family, which includes her five grandkids.
The Princess Royal has committed her life to her royal obligations since the age of 18, as indicated by the fact that she frequently has the most royal engagements out of all the royals each year.
However, the mother of two has a long history of firsts, including being the first royal to appear on television and partaking in the Olympics.
TSZ Newz is taking a look back on Anne’s amazing life so far.
Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was born at Clarence House on August 15, 1950, at 11:50 a.m.
The former monarch and Prince Philip’s only daughter, who weighed exactly six pounds, was greeted at Hyde Park with a 21-gun salute.
The Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett, christened her two months later in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace.
Anne became a big sister when she was nine years old when the Royal Family welcomed Prince Andrew in 1960. Anne had another brother, Prince Edward, in 1964, four years later.
Anne attended Benenden School in Kent, where she earned six GCE O-Levels and two A-Levels.
She began royal engagements at the age of 18, the first being the opening of an educational and training center in Shropshire in 1969.
A year later, she had a brief affair with Queen Camilla’s first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles.
The then-21-year-old Princess won gold at the European Eventing Championships aboard her Queen-gifted thoroughbred Doublet in 1971.
She went on to win silver in both the team and individual events at the same championships.
Anne met Captain Mark Phillips, a champion horseback rider, at an equestrian circuit.
They announced their engagement in 1973 and married in November of that year at Westminster Abbey, in front of 500 million people from all over the world.
On the big day, Anne wore Queen Mary’s Fringe tiara, which her mother wore on her own wedding day.
In 1976, Anne became the first member of the British Royal Family to compete in the Olympic Games, as a member of the British Equestrian team, a talent her daughter has inherited.
She and Captain Phillips have two children: Peter, their son, and Zara, their daughter, both born in 1981.
Their marriage was apparently unhappy, with both rumored to have adulterous affairs that culminated in 1985 when Captain Phillips fathered a child with art teacher Heather Tonkin.
Following years of marital strife, they separated in 1989 before divorcing in 1992.
That same year, Anne remarried Sir Timothy Laurence, an equerry to her mother, in a tiny wedding attended by about 30 people in Scotland.
Anne was the first member of the Firm to appear on a TV quiz show in 1987 when she appeared on the popular BBC panel game A Question of Sport to commemorate the show’s 200th edition.
Many supporters were delighted when her teammate, footballer Emlyn Hughes, addressed her as “mate.”
Anne has many firsts, but not all of them can be worn as a badge of honor. She and her husband pled guilty to one charge of owning a dog that was dangerously out of control in 2002, and she was fined £500.
Dotty, an English bull terrier, bit two youngsters when they were walking in Windsor Great Park that year.
The mother of two now has five grandkids with whom she enjoys playing games, according to a source who told the Daily Mail in 2016: “Anne loves to play games with them, the messier the better.” Her influence on the little ones is clearly shown in the fact they’re country girls who love getting filthy and mucking about.”
The Princess Royal, who is involved in over 300 organizations, is recognized as the most hardworking royal because she typically has the most engagements.
Anne had 214 royal engagements last year, according to the Court Circular, the official log of all royal visits and tasks performed.
Happy Birthday Princess Anne!