While Princess Anne was once high up in the line of succession, this started to change when her younger brother’s Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were born.
A royal rule meant that her siblings overtook her in the line of succession due to their gender.
Could Princess Anne be Queen?
While the royal rule prioritised men in the line of succession, this was changed when Kate Middleton and Prince William were expecting their first child.
The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 set out that the eldest child would precede their siblings regardless of their gender.
The law change could have meant Princess Anne would have stayed second in line to the throne.
However, this only applied to those who were born after October 28, 2011, meaning Princess Anne has missed out on the benefits.