Confusion has been sparked over how Princess Anne (opens in new tab) could wear full Navy uniform to the Queen's state funeral (opens in new tab) despite her never giving active service to the Royal Navy.
- The Queen's state funeral, held on Monday the 19th of September 2022, saw many royals dressed in full ceremonial military uniforms while paying their respects to their late family member (opens in new tab)
- Princess Anne appeared in her full Royal Navy ceremonial uniform, leaving many fans confused as the Princess Royal (opens in new tab) has never given active service to the Royal Navy
- In other royal news (opens in new tab), Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) has recalled the moment she felt the Queen was ‘looking down on us’ during recent engagement (opens in new tab)
Unlike the other female members of the royal family at the Queen's state funeral, who were dressed head to toe in black (opens in new tab) as is customary for funerals, Princess Anne walked behind her mother's coffin in full Royal Navy ceremonial uniform.
As she took part in the sombre occasion, her 11 medals sat proudly on her chest, leading many royal fans to describe the Princess Royal as 'tough and dignified' across social media.
Despite the admiration for the Queen's only daughter, confusion over why Princess Anne was wearing a full Royal Navy uniform at the state funeral was sparked as fans realised she has never given active service to the Royal Navy - so how could she be in the uniform?