Anne, Princess Royal

daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Anne, Princess Royal, KG, KT, GCVO, GCStJ, QSO, CD[2][3][4] (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950)

Princess Royal (more)
Princess Anne October 2015.jpg
The Princess Royal, October 2015
BornPrincess Anne of Edinburgh
(1950-08-15) 15 August 1950 (age 70)
Clarence House, London, England
Full name
Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise[a]
FatherPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
MotherElizabeth II

Anne was born at Clarence House in London, She is the second child, and the only daughter, of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

She married Captain Mark Phillips in 1973, and had two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips. They separated in 1989, later divorced, and the Princess married Commander Timothy Laurence RN in 1993.

Ian Ball tried to kidnap (take) the Princess in 1974, but was stopped by her bodyguard and the public. Ball was not sent to prison, but to a mental hospital. Anne is 14th in line to the throne of the United Kingdom, after the two younger brothers, six nieces and nephews, two grand-nephews, and one grand-niece. She is often called the hardest-working member of the British Royal Family.


Name Birth Marriage Issue
Peter Phillips 15 November 1977 17 May 2008 Autumn Kelly Savannah Phillips
Isla Phillips
Zara Phillips 15 May 1981 30 July 2011 Mike Tindall Mia Tindall
Lena Tindall
Lucas Tindall


  1. As a British princess, Anne does not usually use a maiden surname; but when one is needed, it is Mountbatten-Windsor.[1]
  1. "The Royal Family name". Official website of the British monarchy. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  2. "Knights of the Orders of Chivalry". Debretts. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012. Although HRH The Princess Royal and HRH Princess Alexandra are both female they are actually included with the Royal Knights Companions and they bear the post-nominal letters KG (not LG).
  3. "New appointments to the Order of the Thistle". Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. "The Canadian Forces Decoration" (PDF). Canadian Defence Force. Retrieved 25 May 2018.