Princess Anne in military uniform at Salisbury Armed Forces Day
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Princess Anne At 70: Military Titles And Patronages

The Princess Royal is known for her hard work and is involved with more than 300 charities, organisations and military regiments.

Princess Anne in military uniform at Salisbury Armed Forces Day

The Princess Royal is celebrating her 70th birthday this weekend.

Princess Anne was born at Clarence House on 15 August 1950 and is younger sister to the Prince of Wales.

She is the mother of silver medal-winning Olympic horsewoman Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.

Anne is famed for her hard work and no-nonsense approach to life.

She is one of the busiest royals and is involved with more than 300 charities, organisations and military regiments.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s only daughter regularly tops the leader board as the Royal Family member carrying out the most public engagements.

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Royal Corps of Signals personnel march past Princess Anne (Picture: British Army).

To mark her 70th birthday, the Princess Royal has been promoted in the Royal Air Force and British Army.

Princess Anne received promotions to the rank of General in the Army and to Air Chief Marshal in the RAF.

They will formally take effect immediately and have been approved by the Queen.

It brings the Princess Royal’s Army and RAF ranks in line with the rank of Admiral she holds within the Royal Navy, and follows the long-standing convention of military promotions for members of the Royal Family.

These are some of Anne's other military titles and patronages.

United Kingdom

Battle of the Atlantic Memorial

Patron

City of Edinburgh Universities Officers Training Corps

Royal Honorary Colonel

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps)

Commandant-in-Chief

HMNB Portsmouth

Commodore-in-Chief

HMS Albion

Sponsor

HMS Talent

Sponsor

Hornet Services Sailing Club

Patron

National Museum of The Royal Navy

Patron

RAF Brize Norton

Honorary Air Commodore

Royal Army Service Corps and Royal Corps of Transport Association

Honorary Life Member

The Royal British Legion Women's Section

President

Royal Naval Equestrian Association – Eventing

Patron

Royal Naval Sailing Association

Member

Special Boat Service Association

Royal Patron

The Association of Royal Navy Officers

Member

The Association of Wrens

Patron

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Princess Anne at Armed Forces Day 2019 (Picture: MOD).

The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons)

Colonel

The Blues and Royals Association

President

The Honourable Artillery Company

Member

The King's Royal Hussars

Colonel-in-Chief

The Naval Club & RNVR Officers Association

Honorary Life Member

The Not Forgotten Association

Patron

The Not Forgotten Association Northern Ireland

Patron

The Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Colonel-in-Chief

The Royal Corps of Signals

Colonel-in-Chief

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Patron

The Royal Logistic Corps

Colonel-in-Chief

The Royal Logistic Corps Association

Patron

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

Patron

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Equestrian Association

Life Member

The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) Regimental Association

Patron

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Princess Anne at HM Naval Base Clyde (Picture: Royal Navy).

The Royal Signals Association

Patron

The Royal Signals Museum of Army Communications

Patron

The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association

Patron

Women in the Royal Navy

Admiral & Chief Commandant

Women's Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust (WRNS Benevolent Trust)

Patron

University of London Air Squadron

Honorary Air Commodore

Princess Anne taking Armed Forces Day salute in Salisbury
Princess Anne saluting during Armed Forces Day in Salisbury, 2019.

Australia

Royal Australian Corps of Signals

Colonel-in-Chief

The Royal Australian Corps of Transport

Colonel-in-Chief

Canada

8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's)

Colonel-in-Chief

Camp Hill Veterans' Services

Patron

Canadian Fleet Pacific

Commodore-in-Chief

Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Branch

Colonel-in-Chief

The Grey and Simcoe Foresters

Colonel-in-Chief

The Royal Canadian Medical Service (RCMS)

Colonel-in-Chief

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Colonel-in-Chief

The Royal Regina Rifles

Colonel-in-Chief

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Princess Anne speaks to military families in Colchester (Picture: British Army).

New Zealand

Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals

Colonel-in-Chief

Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps

Colonel-in-Chief

 

Cover image: Princess Anne in military uniform at Salisbury Armed Forces Day 2019 (Picture: MOD).