Queen Elizbeth II, Princess Anne and Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon (1924-2001), racing manager to Queen Elizabeth II, watching the horseracing at the Derby meeting, at Epsom racecourse, in Epsom, Surrey, England, Great Britain, 1 June 1988. The Queen is wearing a yellow hat trimmed with white flowers, designed by milliner Frederick Fox. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne: Like Mother, Like Daughter

Photos of their very royal relationship.

When you’re the child of the Queen of England, you’re likely to pick up some royal tendencies throughout the years. That’s certainly been the case for Her Majesty’s only daughter, Princess Anne, who, like her mother, takes her noble duties very seriously. From competing in the Olympics to her incredibly generous charitable work, the princess, who celebrated her 68th birthday on August 15, has racked up a list of accomplishments that would make any mother (even the queen) especially proud. Here, a look back at Princess Anne and Queen Elizabeth’s royal relationship in photos.

Portrait of Princess Elizabeth and her baby daughter Princess Anne, pictured together on the eve of her christening at Buckingham Palace, London, October 20th 1950. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images THE MATRIARCHY At the time of her birth (August 15, 1950), Princess Anne was second in line to the throne after her brother, Prince Charles. She is now 15th, following the birth of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's son Prince Louis. Due to an age-old law (the Act of Settlement of 1701) which gives precedence to male heirs, the Princess actually sits behind her two younger brothers in line. The outdated tradition ended five years ago with the passing of the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, but it only applies to royals born after October 28, 2011. Pictured: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Anne on the eve of the baby's christening at Buckingham Palace, October 20, 1950. Left to right: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901- 2004), Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne at the Ascot Week polo tournament in Windsor Great Park, June 1955. Prince Charles is seated behind the queen. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images) Slim Aarons/Getty Images MOTHER MAY I? Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne rise from their seats at the Ascot Week polo tournament in Windsor Great Park, June 1955.

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Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter Princess Anne share a joke as they visit the pony paddock, following a polo match on Smith's Lawn by Windsor Great Park, England on May 13th 1956. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images FOR LOVE OF HORSES From a young age, Princess Anne showed a great deal of interest in horses, just like her mum. Speaking of Anne's equestrian passion, Prince Phillip (her father) was once quoted as saying, "If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she isn't interested." Pictured: Anne and her mother share a joke as they visit the pony paddock on Smith's Lawn by Windsor Great Park, May 1956. Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter, Princess Anne, pictured together at London Airport on March 13th 1958. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images ALL DRESSED UP The Queen and Princess Anne at London Airport, March 1958. Queen Elizabeth II pictured with her daughter, Princess Anne as they watch Prince Philip play polo at Smith's Lawn in Windsor Great Park, England on 31st May 1959. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS Anne and her mother watch Prince Philip play polo at Smith's Lawn, May 1959. circa 1960: Queen Elizabeth II with her only daughter and second child, Princess Anne arm-in-arm in the gardens of Windsor Castle. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images) Lisa Sheridan/Getty Images HEY MAMMA The mother and daughter in the gardens of Windsor Castle, 1960. Princess Anne riding High Jinks (left) with Queen Elizabeth II riding Sultan in Windsor Park on 1st April 1967. This image is one of a series taken by Ray Bellisario who was credited with being the 'original paparazzo' and someone who frequently upset the Royal Family with his informal and often unwelcome style of photography. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images EQUESTRIAN QUEENS Princess Anne and her mother have long shared a love for horses, with the Queen photographed sitting front row at Anne's riding competitions throughout the years. In 1976, Anne went on to compete in the Olympic Games with one of Her Majesty's own horses, and now serves as President of the British Olympic Association. Pictured: Princess Anne riding High Jinks (left) with Queen Elizabeth II riding Sultan in Windsor Park, April 1967. Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne attend a function at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, during a State Visit to Austria, 7th May 1969. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Fox Photos/Getty Images DUTY CALLS At the age of 18, Anne officially began her duties as Princess, and she hasn't stopped since. In August 2017, it was reported that she had attended more royal engagements than any member of the British Royal Family. With 114 days under her belt, she was well ahead of her older brother, Prince Charles, who came in second place with 93 days. Pictured: 18-year-old Princess Anne attends a function with her mother during a State Visit to Vienna, Austria, May 1969. Queen Elizabeth II (left) with her daughter Princess Anne at Glomstein during a Royal Visit to Norway on 9th August 1969. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images SPITTING IMAGE Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne during a royal visit to Glomstein, Norway, August 1969. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Princess Anne attend the UK film premiere of 'Murder on the Orient Express' at the ABC Cinema, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images TWINNING In complementary blue dresses at the UK film premiere of "Murder on the Orient Express" at London's ABC Cinema, 1974. Queen Elizabeth II (left) and her daughter, Princess Anne, watching Anne's children, Zara and Peter, take part in the Equestrian Grand Prize at Windsor, May 1985. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) Tim Graham/Getty Images WRAP SESSION In 1977, Princess Anne became a mother and made Queen Elizabeth a grandmother for the first time, with the birth of her son Peter Phillips. Pictured: The two moms watch Anne's children, Zara and Peter, take part in the Equestrian Grand Prize at Windsor, May 1985. Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne at Balmoral, Scotland, 14th August 1983. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) Tim Graham/Getty Images MOMMIE DEAREST The two smile on another visit to Scotland, August 1983. UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 01: The Queen, Queen Mother, Princess Anne and Princess Michael of Kent at the Derby Races on 1st June 1988 (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images TEAM YELLOW JACKETS Coordinating outfits at the Derby Races, June 1988. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 11: Queen Elizabeth II And Princess Anne Highlighting The Achievements Of Women To Mark International Women's Day, Visit The Offices Of Women's Education In Building, Celebrating 20 Years By Inviting The Queen To Cut A Birthday Cake. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images COOL MOM Marking International Women's Day together in London, March 2004.



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