The Real Reason Princess Anne Left Her Luxury London Apartment In The '90s

Originally, Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, was second in line for the throne, after her brother Prince Charles, of course, according to Town and Country. Now, she has moved down to 14th in line after Prince Louis, Prince Harry, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

Princess Anne has been praised for her down-to-earth personality. She is especially popular amongst fans of the royal family, especially after she went viral in 2019 for snubbing President Trump during his visit to Buckingham Palace, according to Oprah Daily.

In fact, Princess Anne's feelings about royal life have made her one of the most relatable members of the family. One fan tweeted, "Princess Anne has ALWAYS been an absolute hero in the royal family. Didn't give her kids titles, first to divorce, working round the clock ... The videos of her gossiping with world leaders & shrugging like a teenager at the queen are just the cherry on top. *chef's kiss*."

Princess Anne even ditched her luxury apartment in London, living up to her title as the most down-to-earth member of the royal family.

Princess Anne much prefers life in the countryside

Princess Anne moved into a luxurious apartment in London in the '90s with her husband, according to Woman and Home. The apartment was close to Buckingham Palace, where she grew up, but the fast life in a luxury apartment in London wasn't for Princess Anne. She wasn't a fan of the "nosy neighbors and noisy traffic." Her ideal homestead is outside of the city.

According to Hello! Magazine, Princess Anne feels most at home in the countryside. She recalled her youth on her 70th birthday and said, "I've never been a city girl. There was never a question of living in London. It was not a world for me."

Princess Anne and her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, have lived in their country estate, Gatcombe Park in rural Gloucestershire for over 40 years. They love living a quiet life with horses. She shared that growing up on a farm has made her children better. "I think on the whole you're very lucky if you can have children growing up on farms. They have more time to themselves; there's an expectation that they will actually go out and enjoy themselves on their own. You don't watch them every minute of the day. That is quite important."