Princess Anne’s ‘resilience and outstanding service’ praised by fans as she resumes royal duties following Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

The Princess Royal paid special visits to thank military personnel for the role they played in the late Queen’s funeral service

Princess Anne’s ‘resilience and outstanding service’ was praised, seen here attending the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel
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Princess Anne’s “resilience and outstanding service” has been praised by fans as she carried out an important royal duty following Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.


Following Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral and Committal Service on September 19, several senior members of the Royal Family have carried out special visits as they expressed gratitude for those who were involved in this sad day. The Prince and Princess of Wales stepped out in Berkshire on Thursday, September 22 to meet and thank people who supported the crowds by Windsor Castle and who helped to organize the floral tributes. Whilst the Queen’s only daughter, Princess Anne, visited Portsmouth and Aldershot in Hampshire that same day. 

Now Princess Anne’s “resilience and outstanding service” has been admired by fans as details and pictures taken during this poignant engagement were shared by the Royal Family on social media. 

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Like King Charles and Prince Edward, the Princess Royal has a number of military titles and patronages and it was in her capacity as Commodore-in-Chief Portsmouth that she traveled to Portsmouth Naval Base. Here she met Royal Navy personnel who took part in her beloved late mother’s funeral procession. 

Later on that day, Princess Anne visited St Omer Barracks in Aldershot as Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Logistic Corps and Royal Corps of Signals. Personnel from across the Corps played a key role in providing logistical support during Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, which was watched by millions in the UK alone.

The Princess was pictured graciously shaking hands with personnel at both the Base and Barracks as she thanked them for their dedication at such a difficult time for her family and the nation. Fans were in turn quick to express immense respect for Princess Anne, with many commenting about her “incredible” sense of duty as she continues to grieve for her mother.

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, as Commodore-in-Chief Portsmouth, meets Royal Navy personnel

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“Princess Anne is a noble example of resilience and outstanding service ❤️”, one person wrote admiringly. 

Another agreed, declaring, “Princess Anne's sense of duty, loyalty and work ethic are incredible and admirable. 👏”

“Princess Anne has been incredible so much respect for her 🙌❤️,” someone else responded, whilst a fourth person drew a comparison between the Princess Royal’s commitment to her duties and that seen from the remarkable Queen Elizabeth throughout her 70 year reign. 

They stated, “Princess Anne has the same work ethic as her mum. What an inspiration ❤️”. 

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, as Commodore-in-Chief Portsmouth, meets Royal Navy personnel

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Princess Anne’s visits to Portsmouth and Aldershot came as she and the rest of the Royal Family remain in official mourning. It was previously announced that King Charles wished this to continue until seven days after the Queen’s funeral, with the flags at royal residences like Balmoral Castle remaining at half-mast and the royals wearing black as a mark of respect. 

During this time the royals aren’t expected to carry out official engagements, with Princess Anne’s recent visit to thank personnel was a moving expression of gratitude.  

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.