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This Video of Princess Anne Explaining How She Fended Off Her Kidnapper Is a Must Watch

It's surprisingly funny?
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As if you had any question about who's the real boss in the royal family, a video of Princess Anne talking about how she took down her would-be kidnapper is making the rounds on Twitter.

In the surprisingly funny clip from the 1980s, Anne and her then-husband Captain Mark Phillips tell interviewer Michael Parkinson about an incident in 1974 in which a man tried to kidnap the Princess Royal while she was in a car on the Mall in London.

"He opened the door, and we had a sort of discussion, hah, about where or where not we were going to go," Anne rather nonchalantly recalls. "He said I had to go with him, can't remember why."

"I said I didn’t think I wanted to go," she continued. "I was scrupulously polite. Because I thought it’s silly to be too rude or that sort of thing, and we had a fairly low-key discussion about the fact that I wasn’t going to go anywhere. And wouldn’t it be much better if he moved away and we’d all forget about it?"

But the best part of the interview is when Anne describes what happened after the assailant ripped her dress.

The man managed to get the door open, and "in the process of getting the door back open, the back of my dress split...and that was his most dangerous moment," she said. "I lost my rag," or, in other words, she got angry.

That would-be-kidnapper didn't stand a chance.

Watch the full video below:

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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