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Sunday, Aug 01, 2021

Who is Princess Anne married to, how old is she and what is her net worth?

The Princess Royal – aka Princess Anne – is set to turn 70 on 15 August, and ITV is marking the occasion with a documentary dedicated to the Queen’s only daughter, which airs tonight,
And we’ve already had a sneak peek of the programme, in which the Princess teaches the Queen how to use social media – in a sweet scene in which she helps the monarch make her first Zoom call during lockdown.

The documentary will also feature her talking frankly about her life growing up as a member of the Royal Family, and beyond.

But just what do we know about the Princess?

How old is Princess Anne and who is she married to?

Princess Anne – whose full name is Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise – is the second eldest of the Queen and Prince Philip’s children – and is their only daughter.

She was born on 15 August 1950 at Clarence House, during the reign of her maternal grandfather King George VI.

At the time of her birth she was third in line to the throne behind her mother and her elder brother Prince Charles – but is now 14th in line, as of August 2019.

The Princess has been married twice, firstly to Captain Mark Phillips – a former Olympic medal winning horseman whom she wed in November 1973 at Westminster Abbey – with the ceremony, which was shown around the world, attracting a global audience of 100m.

They went on to have two children – son Peter, who is Queen Elizabeth’s eldest grandchild – and daughter Zara.

Despite the fact they are members of the Royal Family neither of Anne’s children has a royal title, as Phillips declined an earldom offered to him prior to their wedding.

The couple announced in 1989 that they were separating before eventually divorcing in 1992 – the same year that Princess Anne married second husband Sir Timothy Laurence, a retired Royal Navy office who was equerry (an officer of honour) to the Queen from 1986 until 1989.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Princess Anne has a net worth of around $30m (£23.1m).

The Princess is known for her charitable work, being involved with over 200 charities and organisations in an official capacity (including Save The Children, of which she has been president since 1970) – and she carries out hundreds of royal engagements every year.

She’s also the first member of the Royal Family to have competed in the Olympics, taking part in the 1976 games in Montreal as part of the British Equestrian team – and has won both silver and gold medals at the European Eventing Championships, both in 1971 and in 1975.

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