PRINCESS ANNE is often praised as one of the Royal Family’s hardest working members, but how could the Princess Royal make history with one new role?
Princess Anne is one of the most hardworking members of the Royal Family, and may now face more responsibility as The Firm faces a shake up. The Princess Royal carried out a staggering 506 engagement in 2019 – the most of any royal that year.
These figures come from Tim O’Donovan, who compiles an annual tally from the Court Circular for The Times.
Anne, 69, currently is associated with 65 military organisations, however, this could soon increase to 66.
As Prince Harry steps down from his royal duties, it could be Anne who picks up one particular accolade.
The Princess Royal could soon become first female Captain-General of the Royal Marines according to reports.
Royal dedication: Princess Anne could soon make royal history (Image: PA)
There has been no official announcement from Buckingham Palace as yet on the appointment.
Prince Harry’s roles are being passed on to other Royal Family members as preparations are underway for his transition out of working royal life.
Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced in early January their intentions to step back from their roles.
As part of their agreement with the Queen, the Sussexes must give up their HRH titles and no longer represent the monarch at royal events.
Royal dedication: Princess Anne carried out the most royal engagements last yea (Image: GETTY)
Buckingham Palace also revealed the couple will “no longer receive public funds for Royal duties”.
Meghan and Harry were seen in Miami recently attending a conference hosted by banking giant JP Morgan.
This was the first appearance the couple had made since quitting their roles as senior royals.
The couple have been staying in Canada following the announcement of their resignation, but will soon return to the UK.
The Queen has requested the Sussexes fly back to the UK to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9 according to the Sunday Times.
While the couple are in the UK, they will also go on a “final round” of duties.
Archie is said to be coming with the Sussexes on their trip back to the UK.
The family of three will stay in their Frogmore Cottage home during their visit.
Royal dedication: Prince Harry and Meghan’s roles are being given to other Royal Family members (Image: GETTY)
Royal dedication: The Queen is reportedly ‘unfazed’ by Meghan and Harry’s exit (Image: GETTY)
Despite some reports saying the Queen is upset, others have said she is “remarkably relaxed” and “unfazed” by the Sussexes’ new arrangements.
The Sunday Times reported she has also said the monarchy must not stand in their way.
She has told friends: “If that’s what they want, if they want to go, we must let them go.”
At the Commonwealth Day service, the pair will for a short while resume their lives as royals.
They will attend the annual ceremony as president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK