HRH The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal, the second child and only daughter of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, was born at Clarence House, London, on 15 August 1950, when her mother was Princess Elizabeth, heir presumptive to the throne.

She received the title The Princess Royal from The Queen in June 1987; she was previously known as Princess Anne. Her Royal Highness is the seventh holder of the title. In 1994 The Queen appointed The Princess Royal a Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. In 2000, to mark her 50th birthday, The Princess Royal was appointed to the Order of the Thistle, in recognition of her work for charities.

The Princess Royal attended both the Opening and Closing sessions of the IXth Commonwealth Study Conference in Australia and New Zealand in 2003. For the Xth Commonwealth Study Conference in India and Malaysia in 2007, she attended the Closing session in New Delhi.

In March 2010, The Princess Royal visited the Kingdom of Tonga where she participated in the two-day Closing session of the Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue (EPLD 2010).

In May-June 2011, HRH served as President of the first Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue (CCELD 2011). She visited several groups during their study tours in the Caribbean and later met with each study group during the Closing session.

The Princess Royal graciously accepted the position of President of the Commonwealth Leadership Development Conferences in June 2011 upon the retirement of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has assumed the role of Patron.