Anne, Princess Royal, is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She is 14th in line to the throne and has been Princess Royal since 1987. In 1973, Anne married Captain Mark Phillips, but they separated in 1989 and divorced in 1992. The couple have two children, Zara and Peter Phillips, and four grandchildren.
About Princess Anne in brief
Anne, Princess Royal, is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She is 14th in line to the throne and has been Princess Royal since 1987. In 1973, Anne married Captain Mark Phillips, but they separated in 1989 and divorced in 1992. The couple have two children, Zara and Peter Phillips, and four grandchildren. Anne is known for her high-profile charity work, which involves her patronage of more than 300 organisations. She won two silver medals and one gold medal at the European Eventing Championships in her youth. She was the first member of the British royal family to have competed in the Olympic Games. Anne was baptised in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace on 21 October 1950, by Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett. At the time of her birth, she was third in the line of succession to the British throne, behind her mother – at that time Princess Elizabeth – and older brother, Charles. After the death of George VI in February 1952, Anne’s mother ascended the throne asQueen Elizabeth II. Given her young age at the time, Anne did not attend the coronation in June 1953. She began to undertake royal engagements in 1969, at the age of 18. In 1970, she briefly had a relationship with Andrew Parker Bowles, who later married Camilla Shand. Shand much later married Anne’s brother, Prince Charles as his second wife. As Princess Anne and Mark Phillips announced that they were returning home in 1992, Anne announced that there were no plans for divorce.
They continued to share the custody of their children, and initially announced thatthere were no Plans for divorce on 23 April 1992. They eventually divorced on 23 May 1992, and Anne and Phillips have four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Anne’s chauffeur, Alex Callur, was forced to stop on the Mall in 1974, when a journalist jumped out and began firing a pistol at Anne’s car. The driver of the Escort, Ian Ball, tried to disarm Anne, but Anne’s personal police officer, Inspector James Beaton, responded by exiting the car in order to shield her and attempt to disarm the journalist. In May 1959, the 1st Buckingham Palace Company to include the Holy Trinity Brompton Brownie pack, was re-formed in May 1959. The company was active until 1963, when Anne went to boarding school in 1963. In 1968, she left school with six GCE O-Levels and two A-levels. In November 1973, she married Phillips, a lieutenant in the1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards, at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony that was televised around the world, with an estimated audience of 100 million. As was customary for untitled men marrying into the royal family, Phillips was offered an earldom. He declined this offer, and consequently their children were born without courtesy titles. He was made acting captain by the start of 1974 when he was appointed a personal aide-de-camp to Queen ElizabethII.