Members of the Royal Family have taken to social media to wish Princess Anne a happy 72nd birthday.
The Queen led the tributes for the Princess Royal on Monday, August 15, taking to Twitter to wish her only daughter a happy birthday alongside a photo of Anne in a floral patterned outfit paired with a purple hat from the Not Forgotten Association Garden Party at Buckingham Palace earlier this year.
“Wishing The Princess Royal a happy birthday today!” she captioned the photo.
Wishing The Princess Royal a happy birthday today! pic.twitter.com/dGgolFVGic
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) August 15, 2022
In celebration of his sister’s birthday, Prince Charles shared the Queen’s tweet on his Instagram story alongside the caption, “happy birthday to the Princess Royal!”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge conveyed their birthday wishes to Anne via an Instagram story, sharing a photo of the royal enjoying a race day at Epsom Racecourse as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
However, birthday wishes were not just confined to members of the Royal Family, the public also took to social media to deliver their birthday messages to Princess Anne.
Wishing a very happy and healthy birthday to the amazing, dutiful Princess Royal ???????? I hope she will have a great day and a wonderful new year ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— The Cambridges (@loveforcambridg) August 15, 2022
Happy Birthday ????
The Princess Royal ever her Father’s Daughter, no nonsense, down to earth and relentlessly hard working.I hope she has a wonderful birthday surrounded by family,friends and horses but knowing her she will be doing some duties.
— Mary (@ZaynafamilyMary) August 15, 2022
Happy Birthday Princess Anne thank you for all the hard work and dedication xx
— Christine Edwards (@Christi31608214) August 15, 2022
Happy birthday to The Princess Royal????????????????❤️ pic.twitter.com/uBU6TFaSCF
— ????????Aileen????️????????♀️ (@jandai8) August 15, 2022
Anne is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip and is 17th in line to the throne.
She became the first member of the Royal Family to compete in the Olympic Games in 1976 and while competing as an equestrian has won gold and silver medals at the European Eventing Championships and is the patron of over 300 organisations, including WISE, Riders for Health, and Carers Trust.
Anne isn’t the only one to receive a warm reception from the Royal Family on her birthday, earlier this month royal figures appeared to take a reprieve from their long-running feud with Meghan Markle as they wished her a happy 41st birthday.
The birthday messages from the likes of Prince Charles, Prince William, and the Duchess of Cambridge got royal watchers hoping that the highly anticipated feud between the Sussexes and the Royal Family could soon be cooling off.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the first to deliver their good wishes, taking to Twitter to “wish a happy birthday to the Duchess of Sussex!”, alongside a photo of Markle as she attended the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
Prince Charles and Camilla soon followed suit, wishing their daughter-in-law a happy birthday alongside a similar photo from the Jubilee celebrations.
Despite wishing Prince Anne a public happy birthday, noticeably absent from Markle’s birthday wishes was the Queen whose official social media accounts remained quiet for Markle’s birthday.
Instead, the Queen opted to highlight Princess Anne’s appearance in Edinburgh for the rehearsals of the Edinburgh Tatoo.