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Princess Anne shares a glimpse of her cosy living-room

Princess Anne has shared a glimpse of her very suburban living-room filled with sweet family photos and dozens of books and trinkets at her Gatcombe Park home in Gloucestershire.  

The Princess Royal, 70, who is patron of Scottish Rugby, shared a photo as she cheered the Scottish Rugby team who won the Calcutta Cup yesterday after beating England 6-11.   

In a snap shared on the Royal Family official Instagram account, the Queen’s only daughter relaxed in a modern cosy lounge full of family photos, beautiful paintings, books and trinkets with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

Royal fans were delighted to catch a glimpse of the Princess’s home and loved how ‘normal’ and ‘homely’ it looked. 

As well as pictures of Princess Zara’s 1981 christening, the room also had dozens of books,  including two coffee table tomes on animals and photos of her son Peter Phillips as a child, as well as paintings from the countryside and porcelain animal figurines. 

Princess Anne, 70, has shared a glimpse of her living-room at her Gatcombe Park home in a picture posted on Instagram to cheer on Scotland on their Calcutta Cup win against England last night. Pictured: 1. Picture of Zara’s Christening; 2. Picture of Peter and Zara Phillips as children. 3. Horse-riding memorabilia, 4. Military picture, 5. Horse-riding picture, 6. Old built-in TV cabinet, 7. Dog bed, 8. Books on dogs and birds, 9. Matching sofa and armchair, 10. Seaside paintings, 11. Animal porcelain figurines, 12. Family pictures

In the picture, Princess Anne is seen wearing a comfortable navy blue fleece over a red jumper, while Sir Tim sports a in a flannel shirt. 

The couple have a matching sofa and coral armchair, both with floral pattern, while their coffee table spills over with books and notes.

For an extra level of comfort, Anne rested on a white foam pillow, while folders and books spill onto the sofa.

Eagle-eyed fans also praised ‘waste not want not’ Anne, pointing out that her flat screen TV had been propped on an old-fashioned built-in cabinet which must have housed another TV set at some stage. 

The couple have a matching sofa and coral armchair, both with floral pattern, while their coffee table spills over with books and notes.

For an extra level of comfort, Anne rested on a white foam pillow, while folders and books also surround her on the sofa.

The couple have a matching sofa and coral armchair, both with floral pattern, while their coffee table spills over with books and notes.  For an extra level of comfort, Anne rested on a white foam pillow, while folders and books also surround her on the sofa.

A sweet photo of Anne holding Peter and Zara at her daughter’s christening in 1981 took pride of place atop the cabinet, while another picture of the royal siblings taken a year later was propped on the same shelf.

Photo shows the wall mounted with beautiful painting of the seaside and lighthouses, showing the couple’s appreciation for fine arts and nature, and porcelain sculptures peppered the shelves. 

A wooden bookcase was filled with trinkets including  several horses statuettes and pictures  as a nod to Anne’s love for horse riding and Olympic past.

Anne competed for Great Britain in the 1972 Olympics and won one gold in 1971 and two silver in 1975 at the European Eventing Championships.

Eagle-eyed fans also praised 'waste not want not' Anne, pointing out that her flat screen TV had been propped on an old-fashioned built-in cabinet which must have housed another TV set at some stage.

Eagle-eyed fans also praised ‘waste not want not’ Anne, pointing out that her flat screen TV had been propped on an old-fashioned built-in cabinet which must have housed another TV set at some stage. 

A sweet photo of Anne holding Peter and Zara at her daughter's christening in 1981 took pride of place atop the cabinet, while another picture of the royal siblings taken a year later was propped on the same shelf.

Original picture of Anne at Zara Tindall's christening in 1981

A sweet photo of Anne holding Peter and Zara at her daughter’s christening in 1981 took pride of place atop the cabinet, while another picture of the royal siblings taken a year later was propped on the same shelf.

What looked like a military picture could also be seen propped on a pile of book in front of that cabinet. 

Anne was promoted to the rank of General in the Army and to Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Air Force on the occasion of her 70th birthday last August.  

Her second husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence has had a long career in the Navy and raised through the ranks. 

On the other side of the room, another wooden cabinet was filled with animal porcelain figurines. 

Another picture of the royal siblings taken a year later in 1982 was propped on the same shelf.

Another picture of the royal siblings taken a year later in 1982 was propped on the same shelf. 

Anne also has two coffee table books on animals in front of her: The English Dog at Home, by Felicity Wigan and A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe by Roger Tory Peterson, Guy Mountfort and P.A.D Hollom.

Anne also has two coffee table books on animals in front of her: The English Dog at Home, by Felicity Wigan and A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe by Roger Tory Peterson, Guy Mountfort and P.A.D Hollom. 

A well read royal! The Princess' books included The English Dog at Home and A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

A well read royal! The Princess' books included The English Dog at Home and A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

A well read royal! The Princess’ books included The English Dog at Home and A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

Anne also has two coffee table books on animals in front of her: The English Dog at Home, by Felicity Wigan and A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe by Roger Tory Peterson, Guy Mountfort and P.A.D Hollom. 

A bed for Anne’s dog was propped against the TV set as well, ready to welcome her English Bull Terrier for a snooze.  

A black and white picture of a woman riding a horse which could be Anne, could be seen propped above the TV.   

Fans were delighted with the exclusive look into the Princess Royal’s home, with many noting how ‘normal’ and ‘homely’ it looked. 

‘A standard front room/lounge …love it – feels like home,’ one said. 

‘I love the normalcy of this photo,’ said another. 

‘This is possibly the most normal looking royal house I think I’ve seen,’ said one.    

Royal fans were delighted with this exclusive look at Anne's living-room and said they loved how normal and homely it looked

Royal fans were delighted with this exclusive look at Anne’s living-room and said they loved how normal and homely it looked

‘I love that their house looks like anyone’s grandmothers house,’ one wrote.  

‘And lovely to see such a homely room,’ one said. 

‘Their living room, looks inviting and comfortable,’ another wrote. 

Anne is the royal patron of Team Scotland, and as such was delighted to see them win during yesterday’s sporting event. 

During a showdown at Twinkenham as part of the Six Nations, the Scottish team won the Cup from England for the first time in 28 years last night. 

The cup is one of the oldest to be awarded as part of the Six Nations rugby tournament. 



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