Happy Birthday to The Princess Royal

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

Happy Birthday Princess Anne

Born This Day In History - 15 August 1950


Princess Anne was born

◼  Anne was born at Clarence House at 11.50 on 15 August 1950

◼  HRH is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh

The Princess Royal during Trooping the Colour

◼  She was known as Princess Anne until she was given the title of Princess Royal in 1987

◼  At the time of her birth,  she was third in line to the throne,  she currently thirteenth in line

◼ Anne is one of the hardest working royals, and is patron of over 200 organisations

◼  She was and still is a talented equestrian,  she won two silver medals in 1975 and one gold medal in 1971 at the European Championships, Anne was the first member of the Royal family to have competed at the Olympic Games

◼  Princess Anne is the seventh holder of the Princess Royal title

◼  Anne has been married twice; firstly to Captain Mark Phillips in 1973, they divorced in 1992. They have two children Peter (b.1977) and Zara (b.1981). Anne later married Commander Timothy Laurence (now Vice Admiral).

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