‘You're very sexy’: young boy is smitten with Princess Anne

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Children say the funniest things, as Princess Anne found out this week. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Children say the funniest things, as Princess Anne found out this week. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it was true for a young boy who couldn't help but gush over Princess Anne when he met her at a horse-racing event.

On meeting the queen's 71-year-old daughter at the headquarters of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in Shrewley, Warwickshire, the young equestrian, known only as Ryder, had the royal in fits of giggles with his hilarious exchange, which the organisation shared on their Twitter page. 

“Are you the queen?” he was overheard asking the Princess Royal, to which she replied, “No, the queen is my mother.”

He then replied with, “You're very beautiful... and very sexy!” which left the royal in stitches.

“There's a beauty to working with children, they'll come out with anything!” the organisation wrote on their post.

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The site's followers were quick to share their thoughts. “Aw, he’s too cute,” one said. “What a story he’ll have to tell for the rest of his life.”

Others added, “What a wonderful exchange.” “The Princess Royal is having a good-natured laugh” and “Out of the mouths of babes....!

Anne, an accomplished equestrian, has been patron of the organisation, which seeks to connect people living with a disability to horses, since 1971. In 1985 she became its president. 

Sources: Instagram,,

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