In front of millions, Princess Anne gives the Prix de L’Arc trophy to the unexpected winner.
PRINCESS ANNE has traveled to Paris for athletic events, including horse racing and meetings with Olympic officials.
Princess Anne began her two-day visit to Paris by attending the 100th Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Europe’s biggest horse race, at Longchamp Racecourse. Princess Anne gave the trophy to the winner in front of a worldwide audience after the race.
Rene Piechulek rode Torquator Tasso, who was trained by Marcel Weiss.
The winner received 2,857,000 euros in prize money.
Torquator Tasso triumphed against the odds of 80/1, a victory dubbed “one of the greatest upsets in horse racing history.”
The Princess Royal’s journey is linked to athletics.
She has served on the International Olympic Committee for many years and will meet with delegates from the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris.
The Princess’s journey to Paris is the first time she has been outside of the United States in 2021.
The Princess Royal took part in almost 500 engagements in 2019.
Her schedule often includes four or five engagements in a single day, making it difficult for her team members to keep up.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, she stated that she has no plans to retire, saying, “I don’t believe retirement is quite the same [for me].”
“Most people would say we’re extremely fortunate not to be in that circumstance because you wouldn’t want to quit.”
“To a significant extent, it depends on the organizations with which you’re connected and whether they believe you’re still important.”
Princess Anne is Queen Elizabeth II’s only child and the only daughter of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
With her first husband, Mark Phillips, Princess Anne has two children, Peter and Zara.
She is presently married to Timothy Laurence, her second spouse.