The Princess Royal had no choice but to share snippets of her private quarters with the world when lots of her appearances moved online. Eyes from the whole world analyzed her backgrounds from the paint to the colour of the curtains and the decor but there is much more to know about the Gatcombe Park estate where she lives.
The 730-acre domain was bought by the royal family prior to Princess Anne’s wedding to Captain Mark Philips in 1973.
The home was touched up and offered to the newlyweds as a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth.
Gatcombe Park is located in Gloucestershire and is home to not only Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence but also Zara Tindall, Mark Tindall and their children.
Peter Phillips, Anne’s son, has continued to live on the Gatcombe Park estate after announcing his split from wife Autumn in February 2020.
The estate could probably accommodate the whole royal family as it could actually fit nearly 12,000 tennis courts within the Princess’ private grounds.
Anne’s residence itself allegedly has five main bedrooms, four secondary bedrooms, four reception rooms, a library, a billiard room and a conservatory.
Gatcombe includes a working farm with cattle and horses that enjoyed equestrian events throughout the year like the Gatcombe International Horse Trials.
Unlike other royal residences, the estate is entirely self-funded as Anne told Countryfile: “Being able to take on a place like this … I’ve got to make it work.
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