The Queen Proves Her Relationship With Princess Anne Is Stronger Than Ever

August 15, 2022 marks Princess Anne's 72nd birthday (via Daily Mail). The Queen paid tribute to her only daughter on social media, sharing a photo of the Princess Royal smiling while attending The Not Forgotten Association Garden Party just a few months back.

Taking to The Royal Family's official Twitter account, the monarch and mom simply said, "Wishing The Princess Royal a happy birthday today!" While we don't know exactly how Anne spent her big day, Anne was also recognized by other members of the royal family on social media, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and her oldest brother, Prince Charles.

"Wishing a very happy birthday to The Princess Royal today!" Kate Middleton and Prince William tweeted from their official account while the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles employed their Instagram Story to share birthday wishes for the Princess Royal.

Meanwhile, royal fans filed into the comments section of each post to also wish Anne the happiest of birthdays.

The Queen and Princess Anne may be closer than anyone realizes

Sweetly, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne have always had a close relationship. As Hello! notes, mother and daughter both love horses and riding, and throughout the years have even spent time twining at many official royal events. Indeed, the outlet reports that the women have had a similar fashion sensibility from the time Anne was in her twenties, even opting to wear virtually-matching outfits in public in the past.

Most recently however, the Princess Royal has seemingly enjoyed a less-visible role in the royal family, not stepping out in public quite as often — or at least not at super high-profile events, with Gloucestershire Live reporting she actually commits to a packed schedule. In July, Princess Anne visited a U.K. hospice with the monarch, with her mom looking downright cheery to be with her daughter.

So what does the future hold as Anne gets older? She may chose to retire according to Gloucestershire Live, which contends when Prince Charles becomes king, his sister has plans to slow down considerably.