Princess Anne has always wanted to be treated like a normal person. This is one of the reasons why she decided to not give her two children royal titles. This way, they could also lead very normal lives.

In 1990, Princess Royal was caught in a speeding incident and instead of using her royal status, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said that Princess Anne understands that she’s subjected to the normal rule of law. She also didn’t have any problems being fined for her misdemeanor.

Over two decades ago, Princess Anne pleaded guilty to two speeding offenses in a stow-on-the-world Magistrates Court in Gloucestershire. At that time, Princess Anne claimed that she was late for an engagement, but she still paid £150.

And 10 years later, Princess Anne was once again caught doing 93mph on a 70mph dual carriageway while being followed by a police car. The royal’s defense was that she thought that the police car was escorting her that’s why she sped up.

“On her way to an official engagement at Hartpury College… she saw the police car and believe it was waiting to escort her on her journey. She accelerated from behind the traffic in front of her to clear part of the road so the officers could see her… The police car then went on to the A417 and followed her… The car’s blue lights flashed briefly, and she believed that was a signal acknowledging they were escorting her,” her testimony read.

Following the incident, Princess Anne was fined £400 and was given five points on her license. In the documentary “The Real Princess Anne,” the narrator said that Princess Anne’s speeding was attributed to her free spirit, which usually led her into trouble.

Prior to the 1990 and 2000 incidences, Princess Anne was once again fined for over speeding in November 1972 and January 1977. Princess Anne was just 26 years old in 1977 and she was fined £40.

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Pictured: Princess Anne Princess Royal, Admiral of the Royal London Yacht Club is seen during the Royal London Yacht Club Champagne Party at Lendy Cowes Week at the Royal London Yacht Club on August 6, 2018 in Cowes, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson