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10 of Princess Anne's sweetest grandmother moments

The Princess Royal is the most adoring grandmother…

Princess Anne with her granddaughters, Mia, Isla and Savannah
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It's no secret that Princess Anne adores her beautiful grandchildren.

The Princess Royal, 73, is the doting grandmother to her daughter Zara and her husband Mike Tindall's three children Mia, ten, Lena, five, and Lucas, three, as well as her son Peter Phillip's beloved daughters, Savannah, 13, and Isla, 12, whom he shares with his ex-wife Autumn Phillips.

Peter shared some insight into what his mother Anne is like as a grandmother, in the 2020 ITV documentary, Anne: The Princess Royal at 70.

The businessman said: "She loves seeing them ride [horses], she loves having them round for Sunday lunches and taking them for walks. Doing all the things that we would do as kids."

Meanwhile, Zara joked: "We quite like leaving them on Sundays. We'll say, 'We'll pick them up later, bye.'"

Read on to see the sweetest photographs of Princess Anne with her grandchildren…

Princess Anne kisses granddaughter, Mia Tindall, in 20165© Getty

Kisses for granny

Grandmother Anne was all kisses for her beloved granddaughter Mia, after as the duo cuddled up to watch the Princess's daughter and Mia's mother Zara compete in a Jockeys vs Olympians charity polo match at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 19, 2016 in Tetbury.

Princess Anne holds hands with Isla Phillips on Christmas Day© Getty

Christmas with the family

Princess Anne, was beaming as she stepped out with her granddaughter, Isla and her father Peter Phillips as they attended a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham on December 25, 2016, in King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Mia peeks through the window of Princess Anne's car© Getty

Royal chauffeur

The Princess Royal was the perfect chauffeur for her adoring granddaughter Mia Tindall as they were pictured in a lavish range rover as they attended Gatcombe Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Princess Anne holds Isla Phillips and chats to Savannah and Zara© Getty

Supportive mother and grandmother

Princess Anne was spotted chatting with two of her adoring grandchildren Isla and Savannah Phillips in September 2015, whilst their auntie Zara was perched on a horse after she competed in the show jumping phase of the Whatley Manor International Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park in Stroud. The adoring grandmother was carrying the youngest Isla during the sweet moment.

Princess Anne and Mia Tindall stroke a dog© Getty

A new four-legged friend

Spotted on day two of the same event, The Princess Royal accompanied her granddaughter Mia to stroke a dog they spotted at the horse trials and couldn't resist going over to say hello to the little pup - so sweet!

Princess Anne plays with eldest granddaughter Savannah© Getty

A hands-on gran

Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips looked at adoring grandmother, Princess Anne, as she played with Savannah Phillips whilst she's being held by her auntie, Zara at the Gatcombe Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park, Minchinhampton in March 2012.

Princess Anne buys ice cream for granddaughter Mia© Getty

Sweet treats

Mia Tindall run couldn't resist a run around whilst her grandmother Princess Anne opted for an ice cream stop at the Whatley Manor Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park in September 2017.

Princess Anne with granddaughters, Isla, Mia and Savannah in 2019© Getty

Summer fun

Princess Anne was spotted leading her little troop of grandchildren; Mia Tindall, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips at the, Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park on August 2019.

Princess Anne, Mia Tindall and Zara Tindall© Getty

One, two, three!

A cute moment between three generations as Mia jumped inbetween Princess Anne and Zara. 

Lena leaning against Princess Anne as she chats to Zara Tindall and Sarah Ferguson© Kim Taylor/Cambs News/Bav Media/Shutterstock

Festive cuddles

Little Lena was spotted leaning into her grandmother, Princess Anne, as the Princess Royal chatted with Zara and Sarah, Duchess of York, after the Christmas church service in Sandringham in December 2023.

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