August 27, 1991 |
Princess Anne will dump Capt. Mark Phillips once and for all next year, a British newspaper reported yesterday. The Daily Express, citing a source close to the princess, said that despite Buckingham Palace denials, divorce preparations are under way and lawyers have been told to draw up papers for a court hearing in September 1992. The couple, married in 1973, announced their separation two years ago. The two years apart entitles them to a quick, no- fuss, no-muss divorce. The Express said the two agreed to wait until next year after a plea by Queen Elizabeth that they consider their children, Peter, 13, and Zara, 10. If they divorce it will be only the second divorce within the royal family core since King Henry VIII shed Anne of Cleves in the 1500s.
August 3, 1990 |
Princess Anne has been suggested for a Nobel Peace Prize by Zambia President Kenneth Kaunda in recognition of her work on behalf of the world's destitute children. "She loves people," Kaunda said Wednesday. "She has extended that love to working for helpless children in many parts of the world. That is love in action. " A $1.4 million gift has been given to Connecticut College to establish a chair in Judaic Studies in the name of Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. The gift, the largest in the school's 79-year history, was made by Jo Ann Hess Myers, a 1967 alumna, who runs a private school in Birmingham, Ala., and heads the Big Tree Foundation, a private philanthropy.
May 21, 1990 |
Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, Anne, known as the Princess Royal, will travel to the Soviet Union this week for the first official visit by a member of the British royal family since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. The princess, a distant relative of Imperial Russia's last czar, Nicholas II, will leave Britain Wednesday and is expected to meet Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev Thursday at the start of a 13-day trip. She also will address students at Moscow's State University, speak to religious leaders and attend a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet.
April 10, 1989 |
Scotland Yard sleuths are hot on the trail of the rapscallion who stole four letters that had been written to Queen Elizabeth's daughter, Princess Anne, according to Buckingham Palace officials. The letters, described by British tabloids as "too hot to handle," were written by Cmdr. Timothy Laurence, a dashing 34-year-old aide to the queen. Last February, Laurence, who has an apartment at Kensington Palace, was seen escorting Princess Diana while her husband, Prince Charles, heir to the throne, was abroad.
November 22, 2002 |
Queen Elizabeth's only daughter, Princess Anne, became the first British royal convicted of a criminal offense in 350 years yesterday, pleading guilty to letting her dog bite two children. It was also the first ever guilty plea by a British royal. She was fined $790, but could have faced six months in jail. The last senior royal convicted of a crime was Charles I, who was beheaded for treason in 1649. Ironically, the case was listed as Regina - Latin for "the Queen" - vs. Anne Elizabeth Alice Laurence, symbolically pitting mother against daughter.
September 30, 1986 |
She knew hers was a captive audience of media owners from two continents and Princess Anne was determined to make the most of the occasion. First disclaiming her true intentions, she denied she had "the guts" to say what she really felt about the press. Only minutes later, she let fly with the following: " . . . I am tempted to suggest the reintroduction of the Norman law where a slanderer not only had to pay damages but was also liable to stand in the marketplace of the nearest town, hold his nose between two fingers and confess himself to be a liar.
August 24, 1989 |
Timothy Laurence, the British Royal Navy commander whose stolen love letters to the married Princess Anne were grist for many a gossip column in spring when their existence became known, is leaving his duty post at Buckingham Palace, it was announced yesterday. Laurence, 35, will split next month and on Jan. 30 assume command of the frigate HMS Boxer. He has been an aide to Queen Elizabeth the last three years. Some thought that the letters had been taken by Anne's personal maid, Linda Joyce, who had a falling-out with the princess.
April 14, 1992 |
Princess Anne and Mark Phillips filed yesterday for an uncontested divorce, and a decree is expected soon, Buckingham Palace said in London. It declined to give details, such as financial settlements or whether the princess planned to remarry, noting that it was a personal and private matter. Anne, 41, has long been rumored to be carrying on a romance with navy Cmdr. Timothy Laurence, who, British gossip columnists report, is eager to marry her. The princess married Phillips - after being drawn together over their love of horses - before a worldwide TV audience in November 1973.
December 6, 1992 |
Princess Anne, who was divorced earlier this year, will marry a Royal Navy commander, Buckingham Palace said yesterday. Anne, 42, who has two children, would be the first close relative of a British monarch to divorce and remarry. A formal announcement from the palace was not expected until this week, but it was expected that Anne and Timothy Laurence, 37, would marry in a private ceremony. The Press Association news service said the couple will marry Saturday in Balmoral, Scotland, site of one of the queen's residences.
December 13, 1992 |
A radiant Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, added a joyous chapter to the fractured royal fairy tale yesterday, marrying a navy commander in a small private ceremony. Among the few guests were Prince Charles - the heir to the throne - and Prince Andrew, whose own marriages foundered this year. Under their vows, Anne, 42, one of the most popular royals, and Tim Laurence, a 37-year-old bachelor, were to stay together "until God shall separate us by death. " It was her second marriage.