Sharnaz ShahidPrince Philip and his daughter Princess Anne undeniably share a strong bond. The Princess Royal is Philip's only daughter and second child with the Queen
There's no denying that Prince Philip shares a close bond with his only daughter Princess Anne. And ahead of his 99th birthday on Wednesday, here at HELLO!, we have decided to take a closer look at the royal father-and-daughter duo's memorable moments together over the years. The Princess Royal, who was born in 1950, is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's second child, and many friends close to the royals have claimed Anne is Philip's favourite. From her wedding day to Captain Mark Phillips to Anne's childhood, click through the gallery to see more...
During an official photo call, the Queen and Prince Philip could be seen walking in the gardens in the grounds of Clarence House. With Prince Charles, then aged two, in the arms of his father, Anne was seen trying to get her father's attention - and he lovingly looked towards her.
The young royal family posed for pictures outside their residence at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Anne - who recently turned two at the time - was seen holding hands with her father, who happily smiled towards the camera. On the day Princess Anne was born - 15 August 1950 - Philip was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-commander in the Royal Navy. After the birth, he allegedly told everyone: "It's the sweetest girl."
Proud father Philip watched his daughter compete in the Badminton Horse Trials. It's been previously claimed the Princess has inherited many qualities from her father by showing her love for sports and dedicating her life as a working royal.
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A few months later, Anne joined her dad in Iran to celebrate the 2,500 years of the Iranian monarchy.