The Queen and Prince Philip have four children, with Princess Anne being the second eldest.
Princess Anne and Prince Charles are the closest in age of all the monarch’s children.
However, this does not mean they have taken to their royal roles in the same way, body language expert Judi James claimed.
Commenting on their bond, she suggested they do not appear to have a naturally close relationship.
Princess Anne: She is the sister of Prince Charles
Princess Anne: They are both senior working royals
She said: “Anne’s body language signals with her brother Charles suggested – almost from birth – that she was the one who had been gifted all the confidence.
“While Charles looked dreamy, shy and hesitant Anne looked bubbling with happy self-esteem.”
While both are working members of the Royal Family, Judi explained they would likely handle being on the throne in very different ways.
The expert claimed Princess Anne may struggle in the role more than her brother, who is currently set to be King one day.
“Neither Anne nor Charles display the kind of body language signals that make them naturals for the job of crown-wearing but I’m sure Anne would struggle more than her brother,” Judi continued.
“Charles has managed to overcome some of his body language signals that imply self-pity and either diffidence or arrogance, and replace them with a very kindly-looking eye-wrinkling smile and chuckle that suggests warmth and affection.
“The thought of an ever-smiling, ever-chuckling Anne is almost inconceivable though.”
Princess Anne has been seen at countless royal engagements over the last 50 years.
Princess Anne: They may have a different approach to their royal roles
While she is often considered the hardest working royal, Judi suggested the Princess Royal may not enjoy the responsibilities of the current role of monarch.
She said: “At present, the job is all about winning smiles and bright coloured coats. It’s about suppressing your true feelings and being unendingly polite and charming and keeping out of controversy.”
Judi continued to explain Princess Anne could prefer her role as a working royal and countrywoman.
“Anne facial expressions often oozed the notion that she would never suffer fools or even weaklings gladly,” the expert stated.
“She looked (and still does) like the kind of tough countrywoman who was a stranger to self-pity or emotional displays.
Princess Anne: She is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II
“Her body language suggests a conflict of cultures between being a very practical, hands-on countrywoman and her more formal role as a visiting royal.”
Although the royals could have different approaches to their royal roles, they could show growing bonds with each other.
Judi concluded: “There were very little if any relationship-defining poses of the pair over the years, although recently there have been clues that suggest they might have been becoming closer.
“They are beginning to look as though shared goals in terms of their love and sense of duty to their mother and a desire to sustain the image of the royal firm have brought them closer together.”
The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK