Who is Princess Anne's husband Sir Timothy Laurence? | The Sun

SIR TIMOTHY LAURENCE and Princess Anne have been married for over 30 years.

Sir Timothy is the second husband of Princess Anne, read on to find out more about him.

Who is Princess Anne's husband Sir Timothy Laurence? 

Sir Timothy Laurence was born on March 1, 1955, in Camberwell, London.

He is a retired Royal Navy officer who was equerry to the late Queen.

Sir Timothy attended the New Beacon Prep Sevenoaks School in Kent before going to the University of Durham on a naval scholarship.

While at university he studied geography, receiving his Bachelor of Science Upper 2nd class honours degree.

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As a student, he was the editor of the student newspaper and captain of the cricket team.

Once he completed his studies, Sir Timothy left Durham to train at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

Sir Timothy would spend the next 40 years in the Navy rising up the ranks to become Vice Admiral.

He retired from the Navy in 2010 and is the Chairman of the English Heritage Trust.

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Sir Timothy was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2011.

When did Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence get married?

Sir Timothy first met Princess Anne in 1987 when served as an equerry to her sister, the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Princess Anne was still married to Captain Mark Phillips at the time, but there were signs that their marriage was breaking down.

Princess Anne eventually divorced Captain Mark in 1992.

On December 12, 1992, Princess Anne and Sir Timothy were married in a private ceremony at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral.

The couple had to travel to Scotland to be wed as the Church of England did not allow divorced people to re-marry in its churches while their former spouse is still alive.

How many children does Princess Anne have?

Princess Anne has two children with her first husband, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall.

Peter is a businessman and Zara is an Olympian, equestrian and businesswoman.

Peter shares two children with his ex-wife Autumn Kelly called Savannah and Isla.

Meanwhile, Peter is in a relationship with Lindsay Wallace.

Zara married former England rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011.

They have three children together, daughters Mia and Lena, and son Lucas.

When was Sir Timothy Laurence equerry to the Queen?

Sir Timothy was equerry to the Queen between 1986 and 1989.

An equerry is an officer of the British royal household who attends or assists members of the royal family.

The role is appointed by working members of The Firm and involves working closely with the Royal family and attending personal engagements.

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The Queen's last equerry before her passing on September 8, was Major Tom White, a Royal Marines commando who was appointed in 2020.

As King Charles III ascended to the British throne, Major Johnny Thompson became his equerry.

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