Prince Philip’s royal tradition is something Princess Anne chose to uphold with her children when none of her brothers did.
Over the years much has been made of Princess Anne’s bond with her father, with some suggesting that she inherited Prince Philip’s “attitude” and no-nonsense approach. They were understood to have been close and she was the only one of the late Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth’s children to have upheld Prince Philip’s tradition with her kids, after not being able to do it for herself. In 1963 the Princess Royal became the first British royal woman to attend school when she started at Benenden.
At the time she couldn’t follow in her father’s footsteps and go to Gordonstoun school in Scotland as it wasn’t co-educational. But this later changed and both of Princess Anne’s children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, were educated there.