Princess Anne is not only one of the hardest working members of the royal family – she's also one of the funniest. The Princess Royal displayed her sense of humour when she was mistaken for her older brother Prince Charles at an official engagement, when she was introduced as Her Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. As laughter broke out around the room, the smiling Princess could be seen looking incredulously at the speaker, David Bolton, before rolling her eyes at his mistake. "It's the excitement!" he tells the royal, who quickly retorts: "There's a worry!"Loading the player... WATCH: Princess Anne is mistakenly called the Prince of WalesLater on in the clip, Anne recounts another incident of mistaken identity, recalling an anecdote shared with her by Prince Charles. "My brother tells a story of having visited an elderly care home in Scotland, and at the time he was in a kilt. And he actually heard, when he was engaged in conversation down the other end, an old lady saying, 'Is that the Princess Royal?'" As the laughter starts to subside, she concludes: "Thought it was quite funny. And I am wearing trousers today!" The video was captured back in 2012, when Anne attended the Young Advocates for Agriculture debate.MORE: Sad news for Princess Eugenie as father-in-law is in intensive care with coronavirusPrincess Anne, 69, has long had a reputation for being one of the most down-to-earth – and unflappable – members of the royal family. She famously decided not to bestow royal titles on her children, Zara and Peter Phillips, in a bid to help them lead as normal lives as possible. And Anne has cemented her place as the hardest-working member of the royal family; in 2019 she racked up 137 official engagements, followed by older brother Prince Charles with 131.The Princess Royal with her two children, Zara and PeterMORE: Inside the most lavish royal kitchens from Buckingham Palace to Windsor CastleAnne's strong-minded personality has served her in good stead in the past. In 1974 she and her former husband Mark Phillips were caught up in a kidnapping attempt, when their car was intercepted on the Mall by a man with a gun. According to 2002 Channel 4 documentary, The Real Princess Anne, it was the Queen's daughter herself who scuppered his plan. Upon being told to get out the car by the gunman, she famously retorted: "Not bloody likely!"
Tearful Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid give update on Kate Garraway's husband's condition after coronavirus hospitalisation
Kate Garraway's Good Morning Britain colleagues, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, have spoken out about her husband Derek Draper's coronavirus diagnosis, and have sent the presenter an emotional message of support as he continues to fight the virus in hospital.Susanna spoke to the camera as she sent Kate and her husband their love. "We send him every ounce of strength as he recovers from coronavirus. Our love to him and Kate Garraway," she said.Kate shares two children with husband Derek DraperAn emotional Piers then thanked all the NHS workers who are "treating all those affected by the virus," before adding that Kate and Derek "are going through what so many families are going through. It's agonising. I hope it all turns up OK".The presenter, whose own son has tested positive for the virus, further revealed that he had lost a close school friend over the weekend and had not even been able to say goodbye.Kate's spokesperson confirmed the worrying news on Friday, saying: "Kate's husband, Derek Draper, has been taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive care with a confirmed case of COVID-19. He was admitted on Monday and has since tested positive for the virus."The couple were due to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary this yearThe spokesperson added: "Kate hasn't been tested, however she has also been displaying mild symptoms, also since Monday, and as a result has been on strict isolation with her children at home." It has also been reported that Kate cannot visit her husband at hospital as she has to self-isolate due to the UK's restrictions.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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