The sweet way Princess Anne is following in her father's footsteps when it comes to the Harry and Meghan 'drama'

Princess Anne is described as 'her father's daughter'

Princess Anne
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Princess Anne has been following in her late father Prince Philip's footsteps when it comes to reacting to royal "drama". 


The Queen and Prince Philip's only daughter, Princess Anne—who is currently 15th in line to the throne—has done well to remain clear of the chaos surrounding the Royal Family in recent months. The Firm has come up against claims of racism, suggestions that they denied Meghan help when she spoke up about her mental health issues, as well as rumors Prince William and Prince Charles are "trapped" within the institution. All of which emerged during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

Since then, speculation about tension between the Sussexes and the Royal Family has persisted. Speaking last month, the Queen's youngest son Prince Edward described Harry and Meghan's so-called "rift" with the Royal Family as "difficult". Whilst his sister Anne hasn't officially spoken out on the rumors. Now a royal expert has suggested that staying away from the "drama" is a trait she picked up from her late father.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Ingrid Seward explained: "Anne has no need to get involved in the Harry and Meghan drama at all.

"Remember she is her father’s daughter and he frequently chose to distance himself from issues he didn’t consider his business."

The Queen and Prince Philip

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Princess Anne is understood to have always been incredibly close to Prince Philip. And it seems that following his sad passing in April, Anne has reaffirmed her commitment to the way she wishes to conduct herself as a royal.

Opening up about her father following his death, the Princess Royal paid heartfelt tribute to Prince Philip and his inspirational legacy.

"You know it’s going to happen but you are never really ready", she said. "My father has been my teacher, my supporter and my critic, but mostly it is his example of a life well-lived and service freely given that I most wanted to emulate. 

"His ability to treat every person as an individual in their own right with their own skills comes through all the organizations with which he was involved.”

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Anne, Princess Royal watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace

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Princess Anne hasn't publicly spoken out about her nephew Prince Harry and Meghan following their Oprah interview. The Princess Royal is often thought of as one of the most down-to-earth royals and the Sussexes have been seen to follow in her footsteps in some respects. Harry and Meghan are understood to have decided against titles for their children, as Princess Anne did for Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall.

Prince Harry and Meghan recently announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet 'Lili' Diana and it's said that they have now circulated her baby photo to the Royal Family.

When Princess Anne will get to see her new great-niece in person has not yet been confirmed. Though Prince Harry recently returned to the UK  to pay tribute to his mother, Princess Diana, at the unveiling of a statue commissioned in her memory.

Georgia Farquharson
Georgia Farquharson

Georgia writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."