Royal Family News: Princess Anne Breached Protocol To Honor Her Father Prince Philip
British royal family news shows that Queen Elizbeth’s only daughter, Princess Anne, has been called the hardest working royal due to her commitment to royal duty. She was especially close to her late father, also renowned for his epic work ethic, and that tie was on display at his funeral.
What did Anne do to honor her father Prince Philip while also breaking with royal protocol? She walked behind her father’s casket at the funeral held at St. George’s Chapel. This typically has been a role reserved for male members of the Royal Family.
Royal Family News: Princess Anne Broke with Tradition
Princess Anne walked behind the hearse in a break from royal tradition as only male members of the Royal Family are usually seen doing so. On that day Anne walked at the front of the line alongside her brother, and heir to the throne, Prince Charles. Princess Anne was known to have a close relationship with Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and rumor had it that she was in fact his favorite child.
To be fair, Prince Andrew is thought to be the queen’s favorite!
Royal Family News: Was Anne Her Father’s Favorite?
According to The List, “Princess Anne was devastated by the death of her father, as was the rest of the Royal Family. Anne notably walked behind her father’s casket during his funeral procession – a break from tradition as the sombre task is typically restricted to men, according to CBS news.”
“After the funeral, she further honored her father by sending personalised notes to those who had offered their condolences.”
“As noted by PureWow, the cards carried her monogram and a message reading ‘The Princess Royal thanks you for your kind thoughts and sends you best wishes for the future.'”
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Royal Family News: Princess Anne Honored Her Father
Prince Philip died at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle. His death on April 9 was followed by an official mourning period and Anne released a poignant statement to the Royal Family website. She posted, “You know it’s going to happen but you are never really ready. 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 organisations with which he was involved. We will miss him but he leaves a legacy which can inspire us all.”
Philip often supported Anne at her equestrian competitions, and praised his daughter’s work ethic which mirrored his own.
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