Princess Anne cheered Scotland rugby to victory
Britain’s Anne, Princess Royal cheered the Scotland rugby team to victory on Saturday (10.10.15).
The 65-year-old royal – who is patron of the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) – attended the match at St. James’ Park in Newcastle to witness Scotland’s 33-36 victory over Samoa.
Princess Anne – who is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh – was visibly thrilled when captain Greig Laidlaw hurled the ball into the crowd to celebrate Scotland making it into next week’s quarter finals.
The Scotland rugby team – which also includes Stuart Hogg, David Denton and Josh Strauss – are set to face Australia in their next match following their win over Wales.
Princess Anne – whose daughter Zara is married to former England rugby captain Mike Tindall – is a long-time supporter of Scottish rugby and was also spotted at their matches in the Six Nations tournament earlier this year.
The much-loved royal – who is also patron of Gloucestershire Rugby Football Union – previously saw her son Peter play for Scotland’s under-18s team while he was enrolled at Gordonstoun school in Scotland.