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The one question no reporter has 'the guts' to ask Princess Anne is who she's wearing. In other words, who designed the outfit she has on at public engagements. A journalist explains why and a royal expert adds the rude phrase she is said to have hurled at photographers.
- Princess Anne used to tell photographers to 'naff off' in her younger days, according to a royal expert.
- The Princess Royal is known for being very private and not liking media attention.
- In other royal news, Royal Family shares rare insight into ‘chillax zone’ from Kate and William’s wedding.
During Kate Middleton and Princess Anne's first joint engagement, journalists were quick to ask what the Duchess was wearing. This isn't shocking, of course, as Kate Middleton's dresses are a point of interest for fashion fans all over the world. However, nobody has the gall to ask about Princess Anne's outfits.
According to Richard Palmer, the Daily Express (opens in new tab) royal correspondent, the info on Princess Anne's look wasn't shared ahead of their appearance. Presenter Pandora Forsyth asked him, "We got the outfit details for the Duchess of Cambridge but what was Princess Anne wearing?"
Hilariously, the royal correspondent answered, "Nobody had the guts to actually ask," about Princess Anne's outfits.
Despite many people thinking that she's the hardest working royal, “She doesn’t enjoy being in the spotlight at all," said Richard. "She’s perfectly happy never dealing with the media at all and just going to charities."
Although there is a sexist rule that stops Princess Anne from covering for the Queen, it's crystal clear that she and other female members of the firm are much loved by the general public. It seems that the feeling is mutual, but unlike other female royals, Princess Anne isn't a fan of the press.
“She’s got a very good reputation but gets very little media coverage," added Richard. "There was a time when she wasn't very popular when she was younger and telling photographers to naff off."
Well, there's your warning—don't ask about Princess Anne's outfits!
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, yoga studio, lifting heavy weights, or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.
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