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.
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.
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.
September 1, 1989 |
Princess Anne insisted on a separation from her commoner husband Mark Phillips despite his pleas to save their 16-year marriage, newspapers said today. "Princess Anne chose the freedom to lead her own life instead of being trapped in a phony marriage--against the wishes of Capt. Mark Phillips," the Daily Mail said.
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.
April 21, 1989 |
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 63rd birthday today by conferring honorary colonel in chief titles on two of her children and two relatives by marriage. It was the first such title for the queen's second son, Prince Andrew, an active naval officer, and for the Staffordshire Regiment that he now heads. Princess Anne's title was for the London Officer Training Corps that links London University and the army. The queen's daughter-in-law, Princess Diana, who already held the title for a British and a Canadian regiment, gained her third to head the 13th-18th Hussars.
April 10, 1989 |
Three London tabloids published front-page headlines today speculating about a possible divorce for Princess Anne after disclosures about personal letters to her from a handsome young royal aide. "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" asked the Daily Mail. "Anne Divorce Crisis At Palace," said Today. "Royal Marriage Crisis," headlined the Daily Mirror, over a picture of the princess in a riding habit, titled: "ANNE. Sad, Shattered, Alone." The banner headlines were provoked by a Buckingham Palace statement Saturday that four letters to the princess that had come into the hands of another tabloid, the Sun, were written by the queen's bachelor equerry, Royal Navy Cmdr.
September 15, 1988 |
Britain's Princess Anne arrived here today on her way to Vietnam, where she will tour two Vietnamese refugee camps Saturday.
July 25, 1988 |
The mother-in-law of Britain's Princess Anne died today while being treated for a pancreas condition, Buckingham Palace said. A spokesman said Anne Phillips, 62, whose son, Capt. Mark Phillips is married to the princess royal, had been unconscious for more than a month and was on life-support machines when she died at Southmead Hospital in the western city of Bristol.
April 4, 1988 |
Princess Anne suffered a bloodied nose today when the horse she was riding in a steeplechase race made a mistake at the first fence and struck her face with its head. "The princess took a knock when her horse made a hash of the first, but there is nothing wrong," said trainer David Nicholson. "It was a good performance and the horse ran on well."