Princess Anne: Inside her surprisingly low-key Gloucestershire property

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Born second in line to the throne, Anne, Princess Royal has lived a remarkable life in the public eye. However, does she live in a house that matches her noble title?

Princess Anne was once the second in line to become the next monarch. Following the birth of several of her nieces and nephews and the passing of her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne fell a few places in the British order of royal succession.

Even so, Princess Anne still remains one of the most beloved royal figures for her equestrian prowess, devotion to the royal family, no-nonsense demeanor, and stunning collection of hats. Princess Anne continues to have a special role in the royal family as the only sister of the King, in addition to being one of the hardest-working royals in existence.

Princess Anne on The Crown

The fifth season of the popular Netflix series The Crown, which debuted this week, has put Princess Anne back in the spotlight, reports The Independent.

Previously, Lyla Barrett-Rye in the second season and Erin Doherty in the third and fourth seasons of the show both portrayed the popular royal.

Princess Anne: Inside her surprisingly low-key Gloucestershire property Chris Jackson

Claudia Harrison has taken on the part for the fifth season. She plays Princess Royal in the 1990s, including the 1992 wedding to Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Queen's second husband, and current equerry.

Where does Princess Anne live?

Princess Anne provided the public a rare look inside her Gloucestershire house in February of this year, showing family life with her husband.

According to the Express, she was gifted the country home by her late mother Queen Elizabeth II, who just passed away in September, in 1976. It's where Princess Anne spends most of her life time and raises her two children, Peter and Zara.

The property reportedly cost between £500,000 and £750,000 to purchase at the time.

In February, an image of Princess Royal and Laurence watching the Calcutta Cup rugby match between England and Scotland was posted on the Royal Family's official Twitter account.

The Scottish rugby team, whose patron is Princess Anne, defeated England 11–6 to claim their first victory at Twickenham since 1983, according to Countryliving.

Princess Anne: Inside her surprisingly low-key Gloucestershire property

The Royal Family's account wrote:

‘As @Scotlandteam’s Patron, Princess Royal often supports the team from the stands. HRH and Vice Admiral Sir Tim cheered Scotland on from home today as they played England for the Calcutta Cup, 150 years since their first match’.

Fans who paid close attention to the image may see family portraits and cherished books amid the Princess and her husband's belongings.

An image of Anne in black and white with her oldest child Peter and daughter Zara as a baby may be seen in the top left corner.

At the time, a lot of Twitter users made amusing remarks about how 'cluttered' and ordinary the HRH's living room appeared.

One commented:

‘Love to see that their TV-watching room is as cluttered as the average commoner, maybe more so!’

The second fan wrote: ‘I feel a little claustrophobic just looking at all the stuff in their living room!’

Another tweeted: ‘Disappointed she didn't have a pizza and a can of Stella on the table’.

A fourth remarked: ‘Cute how regular their living room looks. Definitely not curated’.

Does Princess Anne watch The Crown?

Princess Anne confessed to watching the Netflix royal drama series The Crown last year.

Speaking in the Anne: Princess Royal documentary on ITV, she stated that she no longer watches the show even though she found the early episodes ‘quite interesting' at the age of 70.

When Princess Royal learned that it takes around two hours to recreate the royal's haircut, she made a statement about the actor who plays her on the television show.

Princess Anne: Inside her surprisingly low-key Gloucestershire property Max Mumby

Erin Doherty, who plays Anne in The Crown, described her haircut as 'beast' in a previous interview with Town and Country, saying:

‘It's its own beast. Literally, I would sit in the chair, people would come in and go and come in and go, and I sat still in the same place. But it was so necessary for her character because it felt like her hair and her fashion were the way that she was able to express herself in the confined, controlled environment that she grew up in.’

Princess Anne humorously replied to the comment:

‘Actually I read an article the other day about The Crown, the actress was talking about how long it took them to do their hair as I did.'

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