Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pop History Moment: Princess Anne Married Mark Phillips

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketOn this day in 1973 500 million people tuned in to watch the Queen's only daughter HRH The Princess Anne marry Lieutenant Mark Phillips, who was then serving with the 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards; it was the first Royal Wedding in over a dozen years, the last having been that of Princess Anne's aunt Princess Margaret to Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1960.

Anne and Mark were married in Westminster Abbey; they'd been engaged since May, and met through their shared love for all things equestrian.

Following an 18-day honeymoon upon the royal yacht HMY Britannia, the couple settled at Gatcombe Park. They had two children together: Peter Phillips, born in November 1977, and Zara Phillips, born in May 1981. Separating in August 1989 - due in large part to the fact that Phillips had fathered another woman's baby - the couple divorced in April 1992; Her Royal Highness was remarried in December of that year to Timothy Laurence, a commander in the Royal Navy, to whom she is married still.
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TheQuestionMan said...
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TheQuestionMan said...

Interesting article. Anne was not one of the Royals you usually look out for.

Nicely done.


Anonymous said...

Interesting - thanks!! :) I agree, you don't hear that much on this.