Princess Royal attends Queen’s Birthday Party in Hamburg

Today the Princess Royal attended a birthday party for The Queen at the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg, some 449 miles away from Her Majesty.

Princess Anne attended a birthday party for The Queen in Hamburg (Hamburg Senate)

Princess Anne, dressed in a tailored pale blue-patterned blazer and matching skirt, met Hamburg’s dignitaries at the party including Mayor Olaf Scholz, to celebrate her mother’s 91st year. Trooping the Colour takes place this Saturday to mark Her Majesty’s official birthday.

The lavish event included a sumptuous cooked meal, fine wines and champagnes, and countless dessert dishes to choose from, which has made Germany so famous.

The Anglo-German Club, located next to Outer Alster Lake in Hamburg, was founded in 1948 by Sir John Dunlop, the regional commissioner of the British military government in the city after the war. The gentleman’s club is considered one of the most influential association for promoting Anglo-German relations.

Later in the day the Princess visited Luhmühlen show ground, a famous horse trials stadium which Anne has visited countless times since representing the UK at the Olympics in 1976. She is patron of the show, which is now celebrating its 60th year.


The British Embassy in Germany tweeted a photo of Anne winning silver in her days as a professional horse show rider.

Anne met Friedrich Steinkraus and his father Paul Steinkraus, congratulated them on their success, and watched a children’s field rally competition involving local horse enthusiasts hoping to eventually compete on the world stage – just like the Princess.


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