Princess Anne's touching gift to mark her 70th birthday revealed

Princess Anne celebrated her 70th birthday in August last year and now something very special has been done to mark the milestone

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An incredible new project has been named after Princess Anne in honor of her 70th birthday, which she marked in August 2020. 

The Princess Royal, who is the Queen’s only daughter, launched a touching project today, in a bid to help the UK’s unpaid carers. 

The new funding scheme, named after Princess Anne, aims to secure funding for the Carers Trust's respite services, in order to allow unpaid caring staff take a break from their hard work, which has been especially vital during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Anne has been president of Carers Trust since 2012, working to support the initiative as part of her charity work with various other patronages. 

Princess Anne

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The Princess Royal Respite Fund for Carers was named after Anne, who has been crowned the most hard-working royal family member for several years in a row, to mark her 70th birthday and to honor her dedication to the cause— and there is an incredible goal to raise £3million over the next three years. 

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Chairman of Carers Trust board of trustees, John McLean, said: "As most of us begin to emerge from months of lockdown, many unpaid carers will be staying at home to continue providing round-the-clock care for a loved one without the prospect of even the smallest break.

"They need our support right now, and that is why Carers Trust is launching the Respite Fund, so we can support more carers to have time to themselves and the breaks they both need and deserve.

"On behalf of my fellow colleagues and trustees, I would like to thank Her Royal Highness for her unstinting support which has made the Respite Fund possible."

Princess Anne

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This comes after it was reported that Princess Anne is expected to pay tribute to her late father, Prince Philip, by taking on some of the patronages he left behind when he passed away earlier this year. 

Anne, who lives at Gatcombe Park and had a very close bond with her dad, is thought to be the best member of The Firm for the job of taking Philip’s work under their belt. 

Royal expert Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills said, “She's not one for fuss, just like her father. Her very demeanor is very good for the patronages that her father had," he said. 

Speaking to the Daily Star, he added, "She commands the respect of the armed forces and that’s why she will be given more of those honorary patronages which will have been left behind by Philip and her nephew chose to abandon."

Caitlin Elliott