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Princess Anne crowned more ‘hard-working’ than Charles in landslide royal poll triumph

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The Princess may have joined her mother, the Queen, in relaxing at the Royal Family’s Scottish retreat, Balmoral, to celebrate her birthday. But relaxing is certainly not what the Princess is known for.

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Princess Anne is the patron of over 300 charitable organisations, has competed at the Olympic games on horseback, and even served in the Royal Navy since 1974.

The majority of our readers think that ‘hard-working’ is an understatement when referring to Princess Anne’s achievements over the years.

Between her and Prince Charles, she is the most devoted to her work, according to 87 percent of participants who voted in a poll of 4,495 people, held between 12pm August 13 and 2pm August 17.

But many readers argued that neither Princess Anne nor Prince Charles “know the meaning of hard work”.

One voter said: “WORK?! A real day’s work would kill them.”

Another agreed: “I would have to see both of them down a mine every day with picks and shovels before I could answer who is more hard-working.”

However, royalists quickly came to the defence of both family members.

One person said: “Measuring how hard a royal works by the number of public appearances is nonsense.

“They both work very hard on issues behind the scenes and personal sponsorships.

“Charles, as the Prince of Wales, gets several times the column inches, tv coverage and open air exposure than Anne.

“But Anne is not laying back with a good book, she tends to prefer working out of the public gaze.

“They both do a bloody good job!”

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Though Charles only received 13 percent of the vote, his commitment to service and helping the global community throughout his life, has been outstanding.

The Prince’s charities form the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the UK raising approximately £150million each year and collectively working in 38 countries.

Charles was also hard-working in his early life, training with the Royal Air Force to become a jet pilot from the age of 22 and going on to serve as a flight lieutenant on the HMS Hermes.

A reader wrote: “I think Anne probably does more than Charles but being the heir, he gets more publicity than she does – either way both are hard-working and deserve credit.”

Some fans of both Princess Anne and Prince Charles complained that it is unkind to compare one to the other.

A reader wrote: “What is your interest in trying to divide these two deliberately? They both work extremely hard, they are both very good at what they do, and they are both beloved members of the royal family.”

Whilst another commented: “They both work just as hard. Don’t compare them! They remain devoted and loyal to the Queen and the people. So stop!”

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