According to a report from The Daily Mail, the soon-to-be 70-year-old royal paid a visit to Frogmore House (an empty private royal residence on her Berkshire estate) in Windsor on Monday and joined Her Majesty for a special, socially distanced lunch. Per the outlet, Anne also visited with members of The King's Royal Hussars in her role as Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment.
This is one of the (if not the) first time the mother-daughter has gotten together since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Elizabeth has been socially isolating at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip, while Princess Anne has been residing at her Gloucestershire estate, Gatcombe Park, with her husband Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.
This secret birthday lunch, although not confirmed by Buckingham Palace, isn’t the only way Princess Anne will be celebrating the milestone. Queen Elizabeth's only daughter will also be the focus of a new film for ITV called Princess Royal: Anne at 70. Per the network, the 90-minute film "tells the story of a royal mold-breaker, a princess who refused to follow the script” and features first-person interviews from her children—Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall—as well as unseen family footage from the princess’s private life.
Sneaky lunches and a documentary feature? Now that’s how you properly ring in 70 years of life.