Who are Princess Anne's children? | The Sun

Who are Princess Anne's children? | The Sun


SHARP-tongued Princess Anne is the second child and only daughter of the Queen.

Known for her outspoken nature and infamous wit, the Olympian is also famed for having forgone royal titles for her two children.

Who are Princess Anne's children?

The Princess Royal has two children, Peter and Zara, both with her ex-husband Captain Mark Phillips.

Neither of her children took on royal duties because Anne declined titles for them, meaning they hold no official HRH status.

Anne was given this choice because royal tradition dictates only the father can pass on his title, since Mark Phillips was a commoner he had no title to bestow.

Peter Phillips

First born is Peter, who is now 18th in line to the throne, despite being born fifth in line.

On November 15, 1977, the Queen welcomed her first grandchild and the first legitimate grandchild of the monarch to be born without a title in over 500 years.

Peter followed in his grandfather's footsteps and attended Gordonstoun School in Scotland, where he became head boy.


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He has a keen interest in sport and graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in sports science – he also played for the rugby league team.

Over the years he has worked for Jaguar, Williams racing, Royal Bank of Scotland, and most recently Sports Entertainment Limited (SEL) UK.

In 2003, Peter met Canadian Autumn Kelly and they married on May 17, 2008.

Together they have two children, the Queen's first great-grandchildren – Savanah, born in 2010, and Isla, born in 2012.

The couple separated in 2019 and then settled their divorce in June 2021.

Just under a year later, in January 2022 Peter introduced the Queen to his new girlfriend Lindsay Wallace.

Zara Tindall

Following in her mother's footsteps is Zara Tindall, who also competed as an Olympian.

The keen equestrian was born on May 15, 1981, and was named Zara at the suggestion of her uncle Prince Charles.

Like her brother she studied at the University of Exeter and engaged in a multitude of sports including hockey and gymnastics.

Zara qualified as a physiotherapist before pursuing a career in equestrian sports.

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She competed in the 2012 Olympics and won a silver medal in the ream event, after two dashed attempts to compete.

In 2019 she was appointed the non-executive role of director of Cheltenham Racecourse and has continued to compete on the world equestrian circuit.

During his 2003 World Cup-winning campaign, rugby player Mike Tindall met Zara and the two hit it off.

They got engaged seven years later before marrying on July 30, 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On January 17, 2014, the Tindalls welcomed their first daughter, Mia Grace, then four years later Lena Elizabeth, and most recently Lucas Philip in March 2021.

Who is Princess Anne's husband Timothy Laurence?

Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence was born in Camberwell, London on March 1, 1955.

He worked for the Navy in various positions from 1973 through to 2010 when he retired.

Between October 1986 and September 1989, Sir Laurence was the equerry to the Queen, where he met Princess Anne.

An equerry is a personal attendant for a royal or someone with rank, historically with responsibilities for their horses.

Princess Anne and Sir Laurence married in December 1992 in a ceremony at a church near Balmoral in Scotland.

Who is Princess Anne's ex-husband Mark Phillips?

Much like Anne, Captain Mark Phillips is an Olympic athlete and won gold and silver medals in team equestrian events in Munich and Seoul.

Captain Phillips, born September 22, 1948, still works as a leading figure in British equestrian circles.

He and Princess Anne married on November 14, 1973, at Westminster Abbey, having met through their shared interest in horses.

The marriage became rocky and the pair were rarely seen in public together and thought to be involved in extramarital affairs.

In 1989, they separated but did not finalise the divorce until 1992 – after which Anne married Timothy Laurence.

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Mark Phillips also moved on, marrying Sandy Pflueger – a fellow equestrian – in 1997 with whom he has one daughter, Stephanie.

After 15 years together the pair divorced and Mark began dating American equestrian Lauren Hough.

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