Princess Anne enjoys special birthday treat with the Queen in Windsor - report

The Princess Royal celebrates her birthday on 15 August

Danielle Stacey

The Princess Royal is set to mark her 70th birthday on 15 August and it seems there was one person she wanted to catch up with before her milestone celebration – her mother, the Queen. Princess Anne enjoyed a socially distanced lunch with the 94-year-old monarch at Frogmore House in Windsor on Monday, according to Mail Online.

READ: Princess Anne's undeniably close bond with her mum the Queen in 10 photos

Loading the player...


WATCH: The Queen and Princess Anne chat over video call in hilarious clip

While Buckingham Palace declined to comment, according to the Court Circular, the Princess Royal was at Windsor Castle on Monday to visit members of The King's Royal Hussars in her role as Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been isolating with minimal staff, dubbed HMS Bubble, at Windsor Castle since March. They are expected to travel to their Scottish estate Balmoral for their annual traditional break this month.

Meanwhile, Princess Anne has been residing at her Gloucestershire estate, Gatcombe Park, with her husband Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. The Princess Royal's children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall live nearby with her grandchildren.

MORE: Princess Anne unveils surprising feature at home on the Gatcombe Park Estate


The Queen and Princess Anne at Royal Ascot in 2019

The Princess featured in ITV's documentary Anne: The Princess Royal at 70, which aired last week. During the programme, the royal made a quip about Netflix series The Crown, saying: "Actually 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."

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

Erin Doherty, who plays the Princess in series three of the Netflix drama, previously told Town & Country: "Makeup literally took ten minutes, but hair, sometimes it would take two hours. It's its own beast. Literally, I would sit in the chair, people would come in and go and come in and go, and I sat still in the same place."

Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.

Activate HELLO! alerts and find out about everything before anyone else.