Fans tell Princess Anne to ‘de-clutter’ after she shares a glimpse inside her home

'I love Princess Anne. I bet she's had that sofa for 50 years'

Princess Anne wearing a mask
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It's not often we get a candid look inside the Royal Family's private homes, but Princess Anne has provided fans with an intimate look at her personal space inside Gatcome Park.  

Princess Anne has been house-shamed over her 'clutter' by fans who spotted the lived-in state of the royal residency in a photo shared to celebrate one of her patronages.

Anne gave a brief glimpse into her private life at Gatcombe Park as she invited fans to celebrate with her and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence the momentous victory of Scotland at the 150th Calcutta Cup.

Scotland snatched the cup for the first time in 38 years by winning against the English rugby team on Sunday and the Royal Family Twitter account sent a message on behalf of Princess Anne.

The tweet read, 'As @Scotlandteam’s Patron, the Princess Royal often supports the team from the stands.

'HRH and Vice Admiral Sir Tim cheered Scotland on from home today as they played England for the Calcutta Cup, 150 years since their first match. Well played, Scotland!'

The tweet was accompanied by a photo of the Princess sitting on her sofa in her living room next to her husband.

But while some fans were excited to see inside their home, others picked up on the 'cluttered' surroundings as the couple looked at the TV in the room filled with books, statuettes of dogs and horses, and paintings.

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One wrote, 'I bet Princess Anne is desperate to shout from the rooftops how much she enjoyed that win. What a great tweet from the Royal Family, and straight after the game."

Another put, 'I love this!! She's so passionate about the Scots rugby and is so close with the team this is so sweet.'

A third commented on the objects on display in the Princess Royal's living room, 'Anne's living room full of dogs, military items & books? No surprises here!' And a fourth fan added, 'I love Princess Anne. I bet she's had that sofa for 50 years.'

But some fans felt uncomfortable by how many belongings were in the room - a contrast to the home of Prince William and Kate, which Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge revealed her new lockdown skill brings horror to her children during a zoom chat.

One fan wrote, 'Thank you HRH but please declutter, that would play havoc with my OCD.'

Another added, 'I feel a little claustrophobic just looking at all the stuff in their living room!'

And a third commented, 'I was expecting a bigger and more tidy living room' and a fourth said, 'and I was worried about my clutter.'

Meanwhile, Royal author Phil Dampier supported Anne on Twitter. He wrote, 'Good to see a bit of clutter! No minimalism here.'