In 1994, The late Queen appointed Anne, the Princess Royal, to the Order of the Garter. The Order of the Garter is the most senior order of chivalry in the UK, and whoever is granted this usually brings an impressive record of public service, which Anne has.
The Princess requested to be recognized as Royal Knight of the Order and not a Lady as expected from her being a female. Anne was so deterrent to having the same status as her brothers that she managed to change ancient traditional customs.
She Had Her Own Path
Only two years stand between Anne and her brother, King Charles III, however, it seems that there are miles and miles between the two. Growing up, Anne had to break free from her brother's shadow and find her own royal path.
It is thought that Anne was the son Prince Philip (their father) never had. Anne is outspoken, good at sports, and has a great sense of humor, just like her father and unlike Charles, who is shy and introverted. Philip never hid the fact that Anne was his favorite child, never considering the emotional damage he gave Charles.
Walking The Crowds
In 1968 Anne went on her first public trip to Australia, and the Australian people showered her with admiration and appreciation. This was the beginning of a new royal tradition.
Anne's show-off promenade walk was the first 'walkabout' tradition done by a royal, which was usually only seen done by the queen. Whenever a royal family member visits a town or city, they walk along a parade of people, greeting them and embracing all the flowers and ornaments thrown at them.
Back in the USSR
In 1990, Princess Anne made history. Anne was the first member of the British royal family to make an official visit to the former Soviet Union. She was a guest of honor of the president at the time, Mikhail Gorbachev.
The previous royal to visit the Soviet Union was back in 1917. This was when the revolutionaries killed the last members of the Romanov dynasty, including Czar Nicholas II, who was the King of England's cousin.
Her Farm in the Country
Unlike many other members of the family, Anne doesn't live in London and prefers to keep away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. Princess Anne lives in Gatcombe Park, which was built in the 18th century and is located in Gloucestershire.
Gatcombe Park is considered a working farm. It has 230 Wiltshire horn sheep, cows, and pigs. She obviously has staff who maintain her farm, however, she has been seen with her sleeves up on more than one occasion.