The second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Princess Anne, is no stranger to living in the public eye, and all the difficulties and constraints that come with being a member of the royal family.

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Despite all the challenges she’s faced herself, she’s made an honest admission about why life as a royal has been much harder for Catherine than it’s ever been for her. As the Princess of Wales valiantly continues her courage battle against cancer in a heartwarming show of support and sisterly love, Princess Anne has reached out to Catherine with a curious and heartfelt get-well-soon message.

Since her relationship with William was made public when she was a young woman, Catherine has been subjected to an intense amount of media scrutiny, with unflattering portrayals of her middle-class background and the nickname of Whitey Katie, often appearing in coverage about her before her marriage.

An important step in the treatment plan to fight her cancer and restore her to good health, Princess Anne understands the emotional trauma. then sent a heartfelt message to the princess in which she expressed her concern and her love for the beloved Catherine. For a documentary released to mark Anne’s birthday, she made these comments about how her life as a royal has changed for the younger generation.

The 73-year-old puts this difference down to a couple things, one being age and the other big factor being the advent of social media, which she thinks has made things much more difficult for younger royals like Catherine and her husband, Prince William. When it comes to the qualities that make Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s relationship work, Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, seems to consider these among the crown jewels.

Her and William make a fantastic team together. Their kids are great, and they have a balance of public life and try to be parents to three young children, which is always difficult. Indeed, Peter said that his cousin William and Catherine, who are parents to kids George, Charlotte, and Louis, have it pretty right in terms of juggling both their public duties and their private family life.

Princess Catherine and her aunt-in-law, Princess Anne, get along very well, as they demonstrated when they attended their first joint engagement last year.

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However, the royals typically approach meetings and public very differently. While the Princess of Wales has often been spotted shaking hands with royal fans during walkabouts, the Princess Royal was raised with the idea that it’s better not to, following the footsteps of her late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Reflecting on how meeting the public has changed since she became a working member of the royal family, The mother of two said, I mean, we never shook hands. She went on, The theory was that you couldn’t shake hands with everybody, so don’t start. So I kind of stick with that, but I notice others don’t. Referring to younger members of the royal family, Anne said, It’s not for me to say that it’s wrong, but I think that the initial concept was that it was patently absurd to start shaking hands.

And it seems to me that it’s become a shaking hands exercise rather than a walkabout, if you see what I mean, so that has changed. this week, Princess Anne took on an honorable duty of presenting awards to distinguished individuals whose contributions have made a significant impact across various fields.

Among those honored was diana Parks, who received a commander of the british empire for her dedicated service to vulnerable children. Her tireless efforts have transformed countless lives, earning her this prestigious recognition.

Continuing her legacy of her late husband roald Dahl, rianne finnegan was awarded the m b e for her pioneering efforts to promote diversity in nature conservation. Her work not only encourages inclusivity, but also inspires a new generation to connect with and protect the natural world, as princess anne continues to support her brother in the monarchy.

Her roles in these investiture ceremonies underscore the royal family’s ongoing commitment to recognizing and celebrating public services and excellence.