Princess Anne adorably twins with Sir Timothy Laurence in funky blue and yellow tartan and there's a sweet personal meaning behind the look

Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence wore matching accessories to a royal engagement

Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence wore matching outfits
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Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence wore matching outfits for a royal engagement. 


Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence looked adorable on Wednesday, as the Princess Royal officially started the Doddie Aid bike ride in support of the Doddie Weir Cup. 

For this event, Princess Anne wore a bright blue and yellow scarf that was a direct contrast with her outfit of dark green and navy. Matching his royal wife, Sir Timothy wore a tie in the same color and pattern as the pair showed a united front. 

There is a special meaning behind this print, and the tartan print is used to signify the Doddie Weir Foundation. According to the Halbro website that sells sportswear with this tartan print, "Doddie’5 personal tartan was designed by the Scotland Shop, specifically to support MNDF. The blue and white within the tartan represent the colours of Scotland, and the black and yellow are the colours of Doddie’s Borders club, Melrose RFC."

Fans loved this gesture from the royal couple and many took to social media to compliment their looks. "Loving the Princess Royal's scarf and Sir Tim's tie," said one fan on Twitter. "Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence are wearing the scarf and tie," said another adoring fan with a number of heart emojis.

The Princess was attending this engagement in her capacity as the Patron of the Scotland Rugby Team and as patron of The MND Association. The Princess officially began the charity bike ride by handing over the Doddie Cup match ball and setting the riders off on their 555-mile charity bike ride. This ride will also include Princess Anne's son-in-law Mike Tindall, who is married to Zara Tindall.

A post from the Royal Family revealed, "Over 48 hours, a team of rugby legends will embark on a gruelling route via rugby clubs across Wales, England and Scotland in time for the Scotland vs Wales Six Nations Championship match on Saturday 11th February, where The Princess Royal will receive the match ball."

"The ride takes place during the last week of Doddie Aid 2023, a national fundraising event for @myname5doddie where over 38,000 fundraisers across the UK have already rallied to raise as much money as possible for MND research," the post concluded.

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Doddie Aid commented with their delight to have the Princess as the Patron, "We couldn't have asked for a better send-off from @gloucesterrugby this morning, including the handover of the #DoddieCup match ball from HRH Princess Royal. The ball is now on its way to Cardiff with the core team for the start of #DoddieCup555."

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