The lovely reason why Princess Anne and the Duchess of Cornwall will get together for a rare royal engagement next week

It's a big day for Princess Anne!

Princess Anne
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Clarence House has announced that Princess Anne will be heading to a rare royal engagement alongside her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cornwall.

During this ceremony, Princess Anne will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, marking an outstanding contribution to public life and sport for over four decades.

Much of the Princess Royal’s work has been for education and charities in Scotland, so it’s fitting that she receives the honorary degree in Aberdeen.

Duchess Camilla has been chancellor of the university since 2013, and her Scottish title is The Duchess of Rothesay, which she received on her wedding day.

Princess Anne

The Duchess of Cornwall will also be presenting a degree to Professor Janet Darbyshire. She will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Science for the significant impact she’s had on clinical science over the past 40 years.

400 guests made up of university alumni, staff, students, industry leaders and supporters are expected to attend the event next week.

Princess Anne

In May, Princess Anne accompanied Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at a Buckingham Palace garden party. (opens in new tab) We especially loved Duchess Camilla's outfit for this event!

By the end of 2019, Prince Charles had beat his sister Princess Anne to become the hardest working royal of that year (opens in new tab). This marked the first time anyone has beaten the Princess Royal, who is known for attending many royal engagements.

Recently, the Princess Royal revealed how she plans to keep up with her mother The Queen as she ages. It seems she’s not planning on slowing down any time soon!

Congratulations to Princess Anne on her honorary degree, we’re excited to learn more about next week’s ceremony.

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer specialising in TV, film and lifestyle content and has written for What's On TV, GoodtoKnow and She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases. In her spare time, she writes film and television reviews for JumpCut Online and her own blog, Lucy Goes To Hollywood.