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But to Anne, she was just like any other mother

But to Anne, she was just like any other mother
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Practical Anne, known to be brusque and similar in temperament to Prince Philip, takes a different view of her relationship with Elizabeth. “We as children may have not been too demanding in the sense that we understand what the limitations were in time and the responsibilities placed on her as monarch in the things she had to do and the travels she had to make,” Anne reportedly told the BBC in 2002. “But I don’t believe any of us for a second thought she didn’t care for us in exactly the same way as any other mother did.” It likely helped that Anne and Elizabeth also bonded over horses, one of the Queen’s true passions, with Anne a hugely successful equestrian, even competing in the Olympics.

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She’s loyal

She’s loyal
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After the fallout from Prince Andrew’s Epstein scandal and subsequent interview, the Queen has repeatedly sent the message that she privately supports the disgraced Andrew. Soon after his widely-panned interview, the Queen was publicly seen riding with Andrew across the grounds of Windsor Castle, while earlier this year, he closely followed behind the Queen as they attended church service in Norfolk.

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She raised a tough-as-nails daughter

She raised a tough-as-nails daughter
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In 1974, 23-year-old Princess Anne was nearly kidnapped at gunpoint while riding in a Rolls Royce down the Mall in London with her then-husband Mark Phillips. A gunman reportedly approached the car, gun drawn, and ordered Anne to get out. Her infamous reply? “Not bloody likely.” In the ensuing scuffle – between the gunman, a passerby, a police officer, and Anne’s bodyguard – the Princess Royal did a calculated backward somersault out of the opposite side of the car, only to catapult back in when the gunman tried to approach the other side.

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Being a mum is what truly matters

Being a mum is what truly matters
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When Kate Winslet was awarded the honour of a CBE at Buckingham Palace in 2012, she and the Queen enjoyed some heartening small talk about being mothers. Elizabeth asked the Academy Award-winning actress if she liked her job, and Winslet – a mother of two children at the time – replied yes, adding, “but I love being a mum even more.” Incredibly, considering her position as arguably the most famous and influential woman in the world, the Queen agreed with Winslet. Her sweet reply: “‘Yes,’ she said, “It is the best job.” Wondering what it’s like for the royals day-to-day?

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