Princess Anne might be the Queen’s only daughter, but she is often thought of by royal fans as one of the most down-to-earth members of the Royal Family. Just last week, Princess Anne was observed straying from royal etiquette rules in a rare moment filmed inside her Gatcombe Park home.

This insightful interview appearance came on what would have been her late father Prince Philip’s 100th birthday and was met with praise from royal fans.

While earlier this year, Princess Anne was found to be the most hard working royal of 2020, continuing to carry out her royal duties safely throughout the challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a prominent royal, it’s thought that Princess Anne is also included in the Queen’s so-called new “Firm of Eight” members of the Royal Family who will reportedly make public appearances together.

Among the other royal relatives thought to be part of this group is her nephew, Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge will one day be king and is following in the Queen’s footsteps as he prepares for his future role. Although it’s his daughter, Princess Charlotte, who might one day inherit Princess Anne’s rarest royal title of all.

In 1987 at the age of 37, Princess Anne was granted the title Princess Royal by the Queen. Until then, she had been known simply as HRH The Princess Anne, as is customary given her position as one of the Queen’s four children. She is the seventh Princess Royal in the British monarchy, following on from Princess Mary, who was the Queen’s aunt. Traditionally this rare royal title is one carried by the monarch’s eldest daughter.

This means that when Prince William ascends to the throne in the future, although his only daughter Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will lose one royal family title, Charlotte could become Princess Royal instead. However, it’s not necessarily as simple as some royal fans might imagine as this rare royal title comes with certain conditions.

As royal expert Duncan Larcombe previously explained to “It is a title that remains for life, so Princess Charlotte will have to wait at least until the death of the current Princess Royal”.