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Princess Anne just carried the chicest monogram tote bag – and we want one

The royal was pictured in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Embodying a less is more approach to fashion, Princess Anne's sartorial style is all about subtlety and simplicity. Boasting a handbag collection full of minimalist leather designs, the Queen's daughter rarely carries anything but, so trust us when we say, her latest choice is seriously unexpected. 

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Spotted during a royal engagement in Burnham-on-Crouch this week, the 71-year-old was pictured with a never-before-seen accessory – a bright white tote bag monogrammed with 'HRH' - AKA Her Royal Highness. 

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Putting together a nautical look, Princess Anne teamed her trusty tote with a navy and white striped jacket, layered over a classic dark blue T-shirt and crisp white trousers. Keeping the sunshine out of her eyes, she added a pair of statement tinted sunglasses and swept her brunette hair into a sophisticated updo. 

Feeling inspired? If you loved the idea of carrying a monogrammed bag, then look no further. Lily & Bean has created the ultimate canvas tote, which can be personalised with your initials. 

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Personalised Canvas Tote Bag, £120, Lily & Bean

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Priced at £120, simply choose which colours you'd like to feature on the design, as well as which initials you'd like printed, and they'll do the rest. 

Monogram Tote Bag, from £32.76, Amazon

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If you're looking for something more affordable, then we'd also recommend browsing Amazon. With prices starting from £32, you can grab this black and white monogram bag for a bargain – plus, it can double up as a great present for your nearest and dearest. 

Another reason why Princess Anne's new bag is so unexpected is that the mum-of-two rarely acknowledges her royal title. 

Princess Anne typically carries streamlined leather handbags during royal engagements

In a one-off documentary titled, Anne: The Princess Royal at 70, Anne could be seen posing for an artist to sculpt her likeness. When asked if a tiara could be added, the royal very politely declined the offer.

She's also known to dislike being the centre of attention and has a fuss-free approach to life. 

In the documentary, she said: "I read an article the other day about The Crown, the actress was talking about how long it took them to do their hair like I did." 

Laughing, she added: "And I'm thinking, 'How could you possibly take that long?' I mean it takes me ten or 15 minutes."

While the Princess Royal's latest accessory is certainly a surprise, we couldn't love it more, and we can't wait to see her carrying it again. 

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