During the reign of William III & Mary II in 1692 the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy was signed, separating the lives of the magical and the muggles. The reign of the muggle royal family over the magical population of Britain - and later the United Kindgom - was largely undisturbed; both British societies observed the same monarch until the pure-blooded of the magical society began demanding detachment. From what started as being general discontent grew into violent actions with a magical civil war approaching over the horizon. In a stroke of luck that avoided turmoil, the ruling King George III had a magical daughter hidden from the muggle society. This daughter, Princess Charlotte, was quickly installed as the monarch of the magical society of Britain - an act which finally separated the two.
The arrangement worked out perfectly for both societies; whilst both monarchies were separate, the two worked closely to ensure similar values were shared and upheld. When the muggle monarchy changed their house name to Windsor, the magical monarchy followed suit. Everything was harmonious until the ascension of King Henry II. A monarch who wanted to devolve the power of the Ministry itself, Henry became tyrannous early on in his reign. Turmoil that threatened to overthrow the monarchy rose again, saved only by the forced abdication of Henry and the replacement by his eldest daughter, Victoria.
Proving to be the saving grace of House Windsor, Queen Victoria remedied her father's mistakes. She appealed to all crowds of magical life; advocating for no discrimination for species, being proud enough of her pure-blooded heritage to satisfy those who cared whilst remaining completely relatable for all. Her reign, still going strong, has remained among the most harmonious and popular since the magical monarchy's establishment.
Within a year following the marriage of Prince Victor and Isabelle Cadwell (now Windsor), two years after the birth of her older brother, the baby princess was brought into the world with a silver spoon in her mouth and a weekly article from the trendiest, wizarding tabloid dedicated to her for the first months following her birth. She'd had her first claim to fame for the solid few months prior, as well, with headlines characterizing her as a tied ribbon of her parent's union, that Prince Victor has officially begun settling down or that he was no longer spotted at wild parties as often, as a result of the newborn. To some degree, this claim would hold some truth as having two kids made the little royal family more of a family and less of a spectacle. Though, the media wouldn't yield in badmouthing Victor's branch of the Windsors to the public eye -- her brother bore the worst of it, even in the more recent years. When drama or interest of the other branches died down, it was Annette's family that sated the public's appetite for rumours; one of her parents (usually her dad) storming out of the castle after an argument is something of a fan favorite.
- While what the media thought didn't have much of an effect in the young girl's home life, growing up, as her family was rather far from the wreck the tabloids made them out to be, it would be as she got a little older that such things would, seeing the ways outsiders treated her father or brother as a result. Due to this, she'd grow up rather shielded from the outside world, discouraged from involving herself in it for fear of medial retaliation; her only knowledge of it now comes from public events she attends and what she's heard from it from passersby in her life.
Nowadays, her antics often happen in the background of the adult she's meant to be accompanying at some given moment; some days it is with her parents and other familial relations, and others she's with strangers she's only just met -- in either case, trust that she has her agenda isn't so easily subverted by keeping another company. No, nowadays, she can most frequently be seen behind her little, wooden stall that she moves around the publicly accessible halls of her castle, selling convenient treats to visitors. What was at some point a game of Kitchen played with her nannies, has now become a miniature cafe, selling homemade everything, that turns around a surprising profit, as it's only expense are the ingredients she uses, which is generously funded by the return granted by a dollhouse she'd earlier outgrown. No, yes, she keeps herself rather busy, tending to her nameless cafe whenever visiting hours come around and letting her youth grant forgiveness from royal responsibilities that would otherwise take a hold of her livelihood; not to mention, Hogwarts is a lifetime and a half away in her eyes.
Speaking of... While there wasn't a particular trauma that triggered Annette's first use of magic, once it began it didn't stop. Following her seventh birthday, as mentioned before, she'd allow convenient things to happen to her, ranging anywhere from letting flower petals off bouquets dance in front of her whenever she's bored to opening tremendous doors that she would otherwise struggle in doing so. Slightly but surely, she's begun to will her magic on command, though not without difficulty. At the moment, the prospect of her brother attending Hogwarts on the horizon has interested her enough to, whenever she's away from the watchful eyes of nannies, practice; she prides herself in her ability to minutely hold control over her abilities and trust in them to be effective.