September 1, 1989 |
Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, the royal couple rarely seen together, admitted Thursday the open secret of their life apart with a palace statement that they are separating, although they have no plans to divorce. The announcement ended rumors of strife that have dogged Queen Elizabeth II's only daughter and her commoner husband for more than half their 15-year marriage. It was the second time this century that a marriage in the immediate Royal Family has broken down.
February 12, 1988 |
The International Olympic Committee named five new members Thursday, including Great Britain's Princess Anne. The Royal Princess, 37, also is president of the British Olympic Assn. and the International Equestrian Federation. But there was criticism of her anticipated selection to the IOC in Great Britain because of the Royal Family's close ties to the government. In theory, IOC members are expected to be independent.
August 31, 1989 |
Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, is separating from her husband, Mark Phillips, after 15 years of marriage, but they do not plan to divorce, Buckingham Palace announced today. The queen, on holiday at Balmoral, Scotland, was described by royal sources to be "obviously saddened" but to understand the couple's decision, which was taken in principle earlier this year, according to Press Assn., Britain's domestic news agency. "Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, and Capt.
January 26, 1988 |
The first global AIDS summit opened today with a prediction that the number of people suffering from the deadly disease will reach 1 million in the next three years. Also, Princess Anne urged an immediate war on AIDS and Britain helped set a tone of urgency by announcing an $8.1-million grant to developing countries to combat the disease. Dr.
September 3, 1985 |
A genuine royal princess was just a phone call away today, for those few Britons lucky enough to get through. Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth, became the first leading member of British royalty to appear on a radio call-in program, answering questions about her childhood, her nervousness and her sometimes thorny relationship with the press.
September 2, 1989 |
There are only six women among the 93 members of the International Olympic Committee, but two of them were at the center of attention on the final day Friday of the IOC's annual session. Every move made by Great Britain's Princess Anne, the president of the International Equestrian Federation who became an IOC member last year, was duly noted by 80 members of the British press, who descended upon Puerto Rico after word surfaced this week of her separation from husband Mark Phillips.
December 6, 1992 |
Buckingham Palace revealed Saturday that Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II's only daughter, will marry again. The groom will be Cmdr. Timothy J.H. Laurence, a naval officer. Never before in British history has a monarch's son, daughter, brother or sister remarried after a divorce.
December 13, 1992 |
Princess Anne, the divorced only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, was married in a simple Scottish ceremony Saturday to Cmdr. Timothy J.H. Laurence, a British naval officer. The wedding--which brought some needed cheer to a Royal Family that has gone through what the queen has called a "horrible year"--was a small, private affair, with the world's media kept at a long arm's length.
September 15, 1988 |
Britain's Princess Anne arrived here today on her way to Vietnam, where she will tour two Vietnamese refugee camps Saturday.
October 4, 1989 |
Britain's Princess Anne, president of the International Equestrian Federation, unveiled a new anti-cruelty campaign today aimed at protecting horses in worldwide competition. Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, speaking at the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley Arena, said security will be stepped up and drug-testing increased to eradicate what little physical abuse exists in the sport. Princess Anne said paid officials will be hired to oversee 24-hour security at events.