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Anne, Princess (1950–)

British princess and equestrian champion. Name variations: Anne, Princess of the United Kingdom. Born Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, Aug 15, 1950, in Clarence House, London, England; 2nd child and only dau. of Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926), queen of England (r. 1952–) and Prince Phillip (b. 1921); attended Benenden School in Kent; m. Mark Phillips (captain of the Queen's Dragoon Guards and twice a medalist in three-day eventing at Olympic games), 1973 (sep. 1989; div. April 1992); m. Tim Laurence (naval commander), Dec 12, 1992; children: (1st m.) Peter Mark Andrew (b. 1977) and Zara Phillips (b. 1981).

On her horse Doublet, was the 1st royal rider to win the Raleigh Trophy (1971); at European championships, won silver medals for indiv. and team competitions (1975); served as president of the British Olympics Association and Save the Children Fund; declared Princess Royal (1987).

See also John Parker, The Princess Royal (Hamish Hamilton, 1989); and Women in World History.

Anne, Princess (1950–)

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