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As Princess Anne celebrates her 70th birthday, NI faces explain why she is our fashion queen


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All smiles: three new portraits of Princess Royal to celebrate her 70th birthday today taken at Gatcombe Park

All smiles: three new portraits of Princess Royal to celebrate her 70th birthday today taken at Gatcombe Park

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All smiles: three new portraits of Princess Royal to celebrate her 70th birthday today taken at Gatcombe Park

All smiles: three new portraits of Princess Royal to celebrate her 70th birthday today taken at Gatcombe Park

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All smiles: three new portraits of Princess Royal to celebrate her 70th birthday today taken at Gatcombe Park

All smiles: three new portraits of Princess Royal to celebrate her 70th birthday today taken at Gatcombe Park

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The Princess Royal enjoying Royal Ascot

The Princess Royal enjoying Royal Ascot

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Style icon: the young Princess Royal in 68

Style icon: the young Princess Royal in 68

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The young Princess Royal with Mary Peters in 1972

The young Princess Royal with Mary Peters in 1972

Vintage fans: Wendy Austin in her granny’s dress

Vintage fans: Wendy Austin in her granny’s dress

Young Pamela Ballantine

Young Pamela Ballantine

All smiles: three new portraits of Princess Royal to celebrate her 70th birthday today taken at Gatcombe Park

As the hard-working royal celebrates her 70th birthday today, two well known NI faces tell Stephanie Bell why they admire her thrifty sense of style and dedication to duty.

The Queen's daughter, born on this very date in 1950, is renowned for her charity work and patronage of more than 200 organisations. She is often referred to as the hardest working royal, clocking up impressive mileage each year to carry out engagements in her much loved no-nonsense and genial manner.

Princess Anne is also well known for her style, and her prudent approach in often wearing the same outfits decades apart has won her legions of fans.