PUBLISHED: 10:07, Mon, Sep 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:08, Mon, Sep 28, 2020
The Prime Minister worked with the Princess Royal during the lead up to the 2012 Olympics in London in his role as Mayor of London (2008-2016). In the ITV documentary ‘Anne: The Princess Royal at 70’, Mr Johnson claimed she was “integral” to the bid in 2005 that led to London being chosen as the Olypmic destination for 2012. He added that she did a “huge” amount of work with the British Olympic Association, of which she is President.
Anne also sits on the International Olympic Committee, having been an Olympian herself back in the Seventies.
It was this competitor’s insight that allowed Anne to really contribute, alongside other key players like Lord Sebastian Coe.
Mr Johnson said: “She was absolutely integral to our winning the bid for the Olympics in 2005, then did a huge job with the British Olympic Association.”
Lord Coe added: “The Princess Royal was on the big committee and her contribution was seismic.
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Boris Johnson had nothing but praise for Princess Anne (Image: GETTY)
Princess Anne's contribution was "seismic" (Image: GETTY)
“And it was always to the point, she doesn’t always suffer fools gladly, she doesn’t speak for the sake of speaking.”
He then recalled a particularly cutting insult Anne made about another committee member that blared out on the loudspeaker once when she forgot to turn her microphone off.
He said: “I do remember after a rather long-winded interjection by one of the other committee members, she had actually forgotten to turn her microphone off.
“And she did manage to utter the immortal words, ‘I think this person is probably the most stupid person in world sport’.
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Princess Anne standing alongside Lord Coe, David Cameron and Boris Johnson (Image: GETTY)