Queen and Princess Anne's 'enigmatic' bond in pictures

THE QUEEN and her daughter Princess Anne have a 'more private' relationship than other members of the Royal Family due to Anne's lesser royal status. According to body language expert, the royal mother and daughter have an 'enigmatic' bond.

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 07:00, Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip's, 99, only daughter Princess Anne is 14th in line to the throne. Anne and the Queen rarely carry out joint engagements and appear in public together less often than the Queen and higher-ranking members of the Royal Family like Prince Charles. Nonetheless, a body language expert has analysed four photos of the Queen and Anne which she claims show their "enigmatic bond."


Despite her lower position in the line of succession the Princess Royal is known to be one of the hardest-working members of the Firm and is respected for her tireless dedication to the crown.

According to a body language expert, while Anne has more in common with her father Prince Philip, she and the Queen still share things in common like their stoic attitude towards royal duty and a love of horses.

Body language expert and author Judi James told Express.co.uk: "The bonds between these two women might not have been featured as publicly as the Queen’s relationship with her next in line Charles or even his son William, but that is probably because the crown always places emphasis on the line of succession and the continuity of that line, meaning the dynamic between Anne and her mother has received less of a public airing.

"The other reason for the slightly enigmatic air about the style of their relationship is that, historically, Anne has always been known as being closest to Prince Philip."

Queen Elizabeth II and AnneQueen Elizabeth II and Anne: 4 photos that show their 'enigmatic' mother-daughter bond (Image: Getty)

Queen Elizabeth II and AnneQueen Elizabeth II and Anne: The royal mother and daughter coordinated outfits at Peter Phillips christening (Image: GETTY)

Princess Anne's 'likeness to Philip' to thank for bond with Queen

Judi added: "However, it could be that Anne’s similar behaviour traits and like-mindedness to her father are exactly what has forged such strong bonds with her mother as well."

From coordinating their outfits to enjoying rides out together, these four photos show the Queen and Anne's mother-daughter relationship at its best.

4 pictures that show Queen and Princess Anne's bond

'Matching outfits'

Judi said: "There have been times in the past when Anne and the Queen have chosen to dress in such

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