Royal delight: ‘Sensational’ Princess Anne praised by Charles’ actress pal – ‘Real thing’

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PRINCESS ANNE received a hearty praise from her brother Prince Charles’ Hollywood actress friend Stefanie Powers.

The Hollywood star, who befriended Prince Charles through their love of polo, described his younger sister as “sensational”. Speaking to the Daily Beast on Thursday, the actress praised Anne and her “wicked twinkle”. She said: “I love Princess Anne. I know her. She is sensational.

“She has stepped back, and doesn’t make a circus of life whenever she steps out. She’s the real thing.”

The actress claimed the Princess had a “mischievous” streak.

Stefanie added: “She has a wicked twinkle.”

The Hart to Hart star also praised Anne for her commitment to the Royal Family.

Princess Anne was called 'sensational'
Princess Anne was called sensational Image Getty Images

Princess Anne was called ‘sensational’ (Image Getty Images)

Stefanie Powers praised Princess Anne in an interview
Stefanie Powers praised Princess Anne in an interview (Image: Getty Images)

Stefanie Powers praised Princess Anne in an interview (Image: Getty Images)

Stefanie commented: “She is her mother’s daughter, totally committed to what she does.”

Princess Anne is well known for her strong personality and “free spirit”.

According to a documentary, Anne’s nature has gotten her into trouble from time to time.

The Princess Royal is the first senior royal to be convicted of a criminal offence and raked up numerous speeding fines over the years.

Stefanie Powers became friends with Charles through their love of polo
Stefanie Powers became friends with Charles through their love of polo (Image: Getty Images)

Stefanie Powers became friends with Charles through their love of polo (Image: Getty Images)

She also allegedly had an extramarital affair and was the first of the Queen’s children to get divorced.

Her rollercoaster life was put down to her “spirit” in the 2002 documentary ‘The Real Princess Anne’.

The narrator said: “Sometimes her free spirit got her into trouble.

“She got her first speeding fine when she was 20 and went on to get four more.

Stefanie said Anne was 'mischievous' and and a 'wicked twinkle'
Stefanie said Anne was ‘mischievous’ and and a ‘wicked twinkle’ (Image: Getty Images)

Stefanie said Anne was ‘mischievous’ and and a ‘wicked twinkle’ (Image: Getty Images)

A documentary revealed Anne was a 'free spirit'
A documentary revealed Anne was a ‘free spirit’ (Image: Getty Images)

A documentary revealed Anne was a ‘free spirit’ (Image: Getty Images)

“She was even banned for driving for a month.

“Doing what she was told never came particularly naturally to her.”

In 2000, she was caught doing 93mph on a 70mph dual carriageway while a police car tailed her.

She claimed she thought the police were there to escort her to a royal engagement.

A family friend said Anne was a contrast to her brother Charles
A family friend said Anne was a contrast to her brother Charles (Image: Getty Images)

A family friend said Anne was a contrast to her brother Charles (Image: Getty Images)

According to a family friend, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Anne had this “free spirit” even as a young child.

She told the documentary: “As a small child she was always very full of life. She was what one calls a tomboy really.

“Like all those types of children, she could be quite naughty – in a perfectly nice way, mischievous is perhaps a better word.

“A complete contrast to her brother, who was much quieter.

“He enjoyed his penny too, but not in the same way as Princess Anne.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK