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9 Princess Anne Quotes That Prove She's The Wisest Royal

The Queen's only daughter on duty, dealing with expectation, and her serious disdain for technology.

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By Bustle UK

As a young princess, I was a huge disappointment to everyone concerned. It’s impractical to go around in life dressed in a long white dress and a crown.

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I find it very difficult to understand why anybody gets sucked into screens and devices. Life’s too short, frankly.

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It’s not just about, 'Can I get a tick in the box for doing this?' No, it’s about serving…. It comes from an example from both my parents’ way of working and where they saw their role being.

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People don’t believe they’ve experienced the event unless they’ve taken a photograph.

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“I know what Twitter is but I wouldn’t go anywhere near it if you paid me frankly. But that’s a slightly different issue.”

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I don’t think this younger generation probably understands what I was doing in the past and it’s often true, isn’t it? You don’t necessarily look at the previous generation and say, ‘Oh, you did that?’ Or, ‘You went there?’

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Nowadays, they’re much more looking for, ‘Oh let’s do it a new way.’ And I’m already at the stage, ‘Please do not reinvent that particular wheel. We’ve been there, done that. Some of these things don’t work. You may need to go back to basics.’

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When I appear in public people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail — none of which is easy.

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The pressure that is applied to the young members of the royal family is always worse, because that’s what the media is interested in and that’s hard sometimes to deal with.

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