Members of the royal family rarely let fans see inside their private residences. However, due to the recent need to conduct official engagements via Zoom, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Duchess of Sussex have shown off their home decor via video chat on several occasions. And now, Princess Anne, and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, have shared a photo taken inside their home.
"As @scotlandteam Patron, The Princess Royal often supports the team from the stands," the royal family's official Instagram account wrote. "Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Sir Tim cheered Scotland on from home today as they played England for the Calcutta Cup, 150 years since their first match🏆 Well played, Scotland! 🏴."
Along with the caption, Princess Anne shared a photo from inside her home as she watched rugby with her husband. As noted by Country Living, Princess Anne spends most of her time at her country residence of Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, and it seems likely that the photo was taken there.
Hello! magazine noted that fans were particularly taken with Princess Anne's cozy decor, and the fact that she kept her dog's bed next to the TV.
Much like her relatives, Princess Anne has been conducting engagements via Zoom in recent months. In January, the royal family's Instagram account shared, "As Sponsor of HMS Albion, The Princess Royal today held a virtual audience with the Ship’s new Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Kelly, and his predecessor, Captain Peter Laughton."
The caption continued, "HRH, who launched HMS Albion twenty years ago, heard how the Ship’s Company has adapted to new restrictions while deployed overseas."
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