Princess Anne's thrifty hotel room

Jo Robinson

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Renowned as one of the more frugal members of the Royal Family, Princess Anne's austerity approach saw her asking for a cheaper hotel room, saving £40 by opting not to have a sea view.

When originally offered the £225-a-night sea-view room at the four star Manor House Hotel in Oban, Scotland, she immediately asked to switch to a cheaper one.