'The Crown' : See Photos of the Queen's Only Daughter Princess Anne in Her Rarely Seen Early Years

Princess Anne is the breakout star of season 3 of The Crown — and the real-life royal is just as captivating! See the Queen's only daughter through the years

Princess Anne in the grounds of Sandringham, before the 1969 Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand.
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01 of 14

1950

Anne Christened
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Queen Elizabeth (then Princess Elizabeth) and Prince Philip welcomed their second child (their first and only daughter), Princess Anne, on August 15, 1950.

02 of 14

1955

Princess Anne (now Princess Royal) - August 1955 These Pictures Of The Royal Family Were Found In An Attic In London. Ziggy Jacobsen Has Acquired Them And Sold Us A Set Of Prints (for 300). Princess Anne With Pram...royalty
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While her mother settled into life as monarch, the little royal enjoyed simple childhood joys — like pushing her baby doll around in a carriage!

03 of 14

1964

Princess Anne (later the Princess Royal),13, represents her school, Benenden, for the first time in a showjumping competition
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Princess Anne took after her mother's love of horses and became a competitive rider.

04 of 14

1967

A Royal Visit To The Isles Of Scilly
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As a teenager, Princess Anne and Prince Charles began accompanying their parents on royal tours. In 1967, they visited the Isles of Scilly.

05 of 14

1968

Royalty - Royal Family - Frogmore House, Windsor
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The entire family, including a teenage Anne and the family dogs, posed for photos on the grounds of Frogmore House in Windsor.

06 of 14

1969

A Royal night at the cinema. (Left to right) Princess Anne and Princess Alice arriving at the Warner Theatre. November 1969
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Princess Anne and her grandmother, Philip's mother Princess Alice, enjoyed a glam movie night at the Warner Theatre.

07 of 14

1969

President Nixon stands with Queen Elizabeth during a meeting at Buckingham Palace. Princes Charles and Philip stand with Princess Anne behind them.
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Anne met dignitaries from around the world, including when President Richard Nixon visited Buckingham Palace.

08 of 14

1969

Princess Anne in the grounds of Sandringham, before the 1969 Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand.
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Princess Anne is all grown up! The Princess Royal is seen here on the grounds of Sandringham before the 1969 royal tour of Australia and New Zealand.

09 of 14

1969

Queen Elizabeth II lunches with Prince Philip and their children Princess Anne and Prince Charles at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, circa 1969. A camera (left) is set up to film for Richard Cawston's BBC documentary 'Royal Family', which followed the Royal Family over a period of a year and was broadcast on 21st June 1969
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Queen Elizabeth lunches with Prince Philip and their children Princess Anne and Prince Charles at Windsor Castle in Berkshire around 1969. A camera is set up to film for Richard Cawston's BBC documentary Royal Family, which followed the royal family over a period of a year.

10 of 14

1973

The Queen and Princess Anne in the Irish State Coach as they drive to Westminster for the ceremonial opening of the new session of Parliament.
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Anne dons a tiara and rides alongside her mother in the Irish State Coach as they drive to Westminster for the ceremonial opening of the new session of Parliament.

11 of 14

1973

Princess Anne and her father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, walk up the aisle during the wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey
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Princess Anne was walked down the aisle by her father at her 1973 wedding to Mark Phillips.

12 of 14

1973

Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Mark Phillips (3rd from left) wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their wedding with Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (L), Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (4th from right), Queen Elizabeth II (3rd from right), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (2nd right) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on November 14, 1973 in London, England.
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The beautiful bride joined her family on the iconic Buckingham Palace balcony after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

13 of 14

1976

Princess Anne, on her horse, Goodwill, during the Dressage section of the Three Day Eventing, at the Montreal Olympic Games
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Princess Anne competed in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

14 of 14

1980

While her husband, Mark Phillips carries their son, Peter, on his shoulders, England's Princess Anne looks on happily.
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A young royal mother! Anne and Mark welcomed their son, Peter, in Nov. 1977. Daughter Zara joined in 1981.

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