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Princess Anne makes a brief stop in Sydney before heading back to the UK after her four-day trip

Princess Anne makes a brief stop in Sydney before heading back to the UK after her four-day trip

Princess Anne proved that she still has a lot of stamina today after an intensive four-day visit to Australia and Papua New Guinea.

The 71-year-old Princess Royal made a brief stop at Sydney Airport today after arriving by private jet from Papua New Guinea, where she concluded a whirlwind tour of the Southern Hemisphere.

Anne, who traveled with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, 67, impressed royal aides this week with her sense of duty, completing more than 20 assignments in four days.

Now preparing to return home to Gatcombe Park, the tireless Anne, who completed the journey without any assistants, makeup artist or hairdresser, was seen carrying her bags herself from her private jet.

The Princess Royal made a brief stop at Sydney Airport today before returning to the UK after the whirlwind journey filled with countless assignments

The Princess Royal made a brief stop at Sydney Airport today before returning to the UK after the whirlwind journey filled with countless assignments

Anne, who traveled with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, 67, impressed royal aides this week with her devotion to duty, giving her a whopping 20 assignments during her two-day visit to Papua New Guinea.

Anne, who traveled with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, 67, impressed royal aides this week with her devotion to duty, giving her a whopping 20 assignments during her two-day visit to Papua New Guinea.

The Queen’s only daughter chose a stylish and practical look for her jet set outfit.

She paired cream pants with a navy jacket, which she wore over a crisp white shirt.

No-nonsense Anne also chose a pair of comfy brown slip-on shoes for her trip, and had a navy Longchamp bag as a carry-on, along with a smaller leather handbag for her essentials.

She was also seen carrying what appeared to be a black laptop bag, after possibly catching up on emails during the flight.

A driver was there to welcome Anne and Sir Tim to the Sydney tarmac, but the royals carried their own luggage

A driver was there to welcome Anne and Sir Tim to the Sydney tarmac, but the royals carried their own luggage

Her hair was tied up in a bun at the back of her head, and Anne still took the time to adorn her accessories with a pair of pearl earrings.

Her husband, Sir Tim, chose dark gray trousers with a black jacket and white shirt. He also wore sunglasses.

Despite her demanding schedule over the past week, the Princess Royal looked fresh as she stepped out onto the tarmac.

Anne gave other working royals a run for their money this week, jumping from one engagement to another while getting very little sleep.

Anne wore cream pants, paired with a navy blue dress and crisp white shirt, as well as a navy Longchamp bag

Anne wore cream pants, paired with a navy blue dress and crisp white shirt, as well as a navy Longchamp bag

The Princess Royal left the plane with both her bags in each hand

She jumped down the stairs holding the bags

The Princess Royal exited the plane with both bags in each hand. She jumped down the stairs holding the bags

Despite the many assignments this week, Anne and Sir Tim didn't give a foothold when they made a short stop in Sydney

Despite the many assignments this week, Anne and Sir Tim didn’t give a foothold when they made a short stop in Sydney

She impressed the royals this week, traveling nearly 25,000 miles in four days, completing a total of 20 assignments, all while staying in a £185-a-night hotel with just one member of her staff present – next to her security detail and husband.

The Royal Editor of the Daily Mail, Rebecca English, reported that Anne packed her own suitcase, did her own make-up and did her own hair during the tour, showing her remarkable stamina.

Despite being over British retirement age, she performed at the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s Bicentennial Sydney Royal Easter Show from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm.

And she only caught a few hours of sleep after dinner with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea before boarding her flight home.

Princess Anne did her own makeup and hair during the trip

She packed her own suitcase and made sure to travel light, in the photo

Princess Anne did her own makeup and hair during the trip. She packed her own suitcase and made sure to travel light, in the photo

Sir Tim Laurence wore dark gray trousers with a white shirt and black jacket.  He also wore sunglasses

Sir Tim Laurence wore dark gray trousers with a white shirt and black jacket. He also wore sunglasses

After her hand luggage was loaded into her car, Anne talked to her driver before driving away

After her hand luggage was loaded into her car, Anne talked to her driver before driving away

Royal assistants told Engels Anne’s attitude to royal commissions is “remarkable.”

‘It’s quite unbelievable,’ said one, ‘she literally hadn’t stopped whipping herself from the moment she left the UK. And to think she will be 72 this summer. Remarkable.’

Her trip marks the first time a British royal family has visited Australia since Harry and Meghan’s 2018 tour, where the coronavirus pandemic has prevented anything for the past two years.

The royal visit is part of the lineup of celebrations to mark Her Majesty’s 70th anniversary on the throne, including Trooping the Colour, a Thanksgiving service and a concert at Buckingham Palace.

Sir Tim, who is said to be as level-headed as Princess Anne, also carried his own luggage

Sir Tim, who is said to be as level-headed as Princess Anne, also carried his own luggage

After a whirlwind visit to Australia and Papua New Guinea, the pair head to the UK today

After a whirlwind visit to Australia and Papua New Guinea, the pair head to the UK today

Anne, 71, was shown around the cooking lab where she was offered homemade cakes from students yesterday

Anne, 71, was shown around the cooking lab where she was offered homemade cakes from students yesterday

The Princess Royal then traveled yesterday to Hanuabada Village, on the outskirts of Port Moresby, where she was greeted by locals in traditional dress before meeting the residents of the village.

The Princess Royal then traveled yesterday to Hanuabada Village, on the outskirts of Port Moresby, where she was greeted by locals in traditional dress before meeting the residents of the village.

The Princess Royal was presented with a traditional model boat on the second day of her royal voyage to Papua New Guinea while visiting Hanuabada Village

The Princess Royal was presented with a traditional model boat on the second day of her royal voyage to Papua New Guinea while visiting Hanuabada Village

The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence visit the Birds of Paradise enclosure at the Adventure Park, PNG

The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence visit the Birds of Paradise enclosure at the Adventure Park, PNG

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