Royal tours are usually synonymous with glamorous dresses and wardrobes worth thousands, but Princess Anne’s recent trip proved that it doesn’t have to be.
For the Royal Princess, 71, favors ‘practicalism’ over any trend, not giving ‘two shouts’ about what she wears and even happily redoing the outfit of the week – something hard to imagine. young aristocrats do.
Anne, who is traveling with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, 67, impressed royal aides with her sense of duty as she toured Australia and Papua New Guinea, performing 20 tasks in just four days.
The Royal Princess, who returned to Gatcombe Park on Wednesday, completed the trip without an assistant, makeup or hairdresser, and was even seen carrying her own bag from her private jet.
Princess Anne is pictured arriving in Australia ahead of her tour of Sydney and Papua New Guinea – where Our Royal Highness is still head of state – celebrating 70 years of the Queen’s historic throne
Stepping out with her husband, Timothy Laurence, the royal opted for an asymmetrical suit dress paired with matching gloves and flat leather boots on the second day of his trip to Papua New Guinea.
During a speech at the opening ceremony of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales Bicentennial Sydney Royal Easter Show, Anne opted for a beige coat dress paired with a hat by hatmaker Amy Morris-Adams.
Bethan Holt notes in the Daily Telegraph: ‘My bet is that Anne can’t really give two shouts about what she wears, mostly preferring practicality over learned glamor.
‘He seems to approach his attire with the same demeanor as he does his public roles; unobtrusive but determined to do everything right.’
Despite being five years beyond the official retirement age, Anne is annually one of the hardest working members of the royal family.
Representing the Queen both at home and abroad, Anne frequently attends state functions and ceremonies, performs coronations and supports more than 300 charities, organizations and military regiments.
To celebrate the Queen’s historic 70 years on the throne, the Royal Princess paid an official visit to Sydney and Papua New Guinea, where Her Majesty is still the head of state.
Upon arrival at Jackson International Airport in Papua New Guinea on Monday, Anne wore a sturdy striped trouser suit paired with block heels and a pale blue blouse.
The Royal Princess opts for a green satin midi dress with long peplum sleeves as she speaks at a reception for business leaders and politicians in Port Moresby
Anne wore a mint green coat dress with a matching wagon-style hat and a fancy brooch as she opened the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales Bicentennial Sydney Royal Easter Show
Accompanied by her equally humble husband and private secretary Charles Davies, Anne flew to Sydney from Heathrow last Thursday and began her first engagement hours after landing.
Anne stepped out modestly as she greeted Australian officials, wearing a simple white shirt and navy blazer – adding a pop of color with a vibrant scarf.
Royal attire variations recycled three times during its tour, making the decision to stay in the same ensemble for different royal events throughout the day.
The king often wears accessories with sunglasses that wrap around his beliefs, something Tamara Abraham of the Telegraph says reminds the public ‘Anne is packed with function rather than fashion moments in mind’.
She spent the rest of the day at the Easter Show hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society where she transformed into a mint green coat dress with a matching wagon-style hat and a fancy brooch.
On various occasions throughout the tour, Anne wore a simple white shirt and navy blazer – occasionally sporting her famous sunglasses.
Anne wore her striped suit once again, this time with a white t-shirt, while visiting the National Heart Diagnostic Center, at Port Moresby General Hospital in Papua New Guinea
Other standout outfits included an embellished white lace blouse at dinner at APEC Haus while attending a dinner with James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Later that day, Anne wore a very similar beige coat dress which was paired with the same beige hat, both designed by hatmaker Amy Morris-Adams.
Upon arrival at Jackson International Airport in Papua New Guinea on Monday, Anne wore a sturdy striped trouser suit – which she wore twice during the tour – paired with high heels and a pale blue blouse.
Dressed in the same light brown color, the king opted for an asymmetrical suit paired with matching gloves and flat leather boots on the second day of his trip to Papua New Guinea.
Other standout outfits included a green satin midi dress with long peplum sleeves as she spoke at a reception for business leaders and politicians in Port Moresby and an ornate white lace blouse at dinner at APEC Haus.