Princess Anne is often dubbed the hardest-working member of the Royal Family, here's why
Princess Anne is undoubtedly one of the hardest working Royals and has dedicated herself to public service throughout her career.
The Princess Royal has a busy schedule of engagements that see her travel widely across the UK and overseas.
Princess Anne began her public work at the age of 18, when her first engagement was the opening of an educational and training centre in Shropshire in 1969.
Her Royal Highness has been President of Save the Children UK since 1970, and it was the first major charity with which she became closely associated. It has given her great insight into the needs of children worldwide and an understanding of the issues affecting developing countries. In her work for the organisation, The Princess has visited Save the Children projects in many countries, including China, Cambodia, Botswana, Madagascar and The Philippines, per the Royal website.
Princess Anne is involved with over 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas, and she devotes a large part of her working life to official engagements and visits.
The Princess has been closely involved with the creation of several charities, notably The Princess Royal's Trust for Carers (now Carers Trust), Transaid and Riders for Health. The Carers’ Trust provides support for the millions of individuals in the UK who are responsible for caring for someone. Transaid and Riders for Health both try to overcome some of the difficulties caused by poor transportation links in developing countries.
Of course, Princess Anne is also involved with several organizations related to her equestrian and Olympic experience.
The Princess Royal is able to bring insight and experience to her role a British member of the International Olympic Committee. Her Royal Highness took part in London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, and was a member of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. In 2016 The Princess visited Rio to meet Team GB in her role as President of the British Olympic Association.