Prince Charles crowned 'hardest working royal' of 2019

Prince Charles completed more engagements than any other Royal Family member in 2019, more than former "hardest working royal" Princess Anne.

According to The Times, the 71-year-old attended a total of 521 functions in 2019 – a figure that takes into account engagements both in the UK and overseas.

It has been a busy year for Charles, who has travelled to New Zealand, Germany, Cuba, Barbados, India and the Caribbean.

Prince Charles is the "hardest working royal" for the past year. [Photo: Getty]

In total, the Royal Family undertook 3,567 engagements over the past year.

Anne came second place after her elder brother, attending 506 engagements in 2019 – 15 fewer than Charles.

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The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Prince George of Cambridge attends the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attempts a curtsey to the Queen at the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attempts a curtsey to the Queen as she attends the Christmas Day Church service with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Princess Charlotte reaches out to the Duchess of Cambridge after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attends the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Charlotte attends the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Queen Elizabeth II attends the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince George of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge leave after the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozziconi attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge gets a hug from a member of the public at the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
(L-R) Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave after the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave after the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales leave after attending the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte meet well wishers after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cornwall after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave after the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave after attending the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Prince George of Cambridge arrive for the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandri ngham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Queen Elizabeth II attends the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and The Countess of Wessex leave after attending a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
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The pair's younger brother, Prince Edward, completed 308 engagements this year.

The Queen undertook 295; Prince William 220; the Duchess of Cambridge 126; and the Duchess of Sussex 83.

Prince Harry, who is currently on a six-week break from royal duties, attended 201 engagements this year.

Princess Anne, pictured here at a NATO reception in December, has previously been considered the most industrious royal. [Photo: Getty]

Tim O' Donovan, a reader of The Times, has compiled the publication's figures every year since 1979.

He monitors it by looking at the court circular pages in every edition of The Times and putting them into a scrapbook and then compiling a table.

The publication has published his findings every year since 1980.

Princess Anne, 69, has historically been proclaimed the most hardworking royal by various publications.

Last year, she was given this title after attending 447 total engagements in the UK and 71 overseas, according to O'Donovan and The Times last year.

The Telegraph has also called her the "busiest royal" for the past three years – although their figure is based on the number of days the royal worked in 2019 (180 in 2018) rather than the number of engagements.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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