EntertainmentThe quiet strength: The enduring marriage of Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence

The quiet strength: The enduring marriage of Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence

Who is Princess Anne's husband? Few people know what he looks like.
Who is Princess Anne's husband? Few people know what he looks like.
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28 June 2024 07:32

Sir Timothy Laurence has been Princess Anne’s husband for over three decades. The British monarchy is no stranger to media attention, but the couple prefers to avoid the spotlight and is rarely seen together. Who is the man who captured her heart?

It’s no secret that the British royal family and the tabloid press are inextricably linked. After all, thanks to successive articles, the world knows that Camilla is the wife of King Charles III, and Prince William promised love and fidelity until death to Kate Middleton. However, many royals have a slightly different approach to privacy.

The mysterious life of Princess Anne. Few know who her husband is

For years, Princess Anne has belonged to the group of royals who avoid media scandals. She is also not inclined to talk publicly about her situation, so relatively little is known about her private life. You may not know that Anne has been with her current husband for over 30 years, and they met when he served as her aide.

Sir Timothy Laurence, the man who stole Anne’s heart, showed interest in military service from a very young age, eventually leading him to the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. His career developed dynamically, and his professionalism and commitment were appreciated in numerous fields.

Until 2011, Laurence served in the Royal Navy, holding various command positions, including roles onboard several naval units. Their acquaintance quickly turned into a deeper relationship, even though Princess Anne was then married to Captain Mark Phillips. As a result, her previous marriage did not survive.

In 1992, Anne’s divorce took place, and she married Timothy. The ceremony took place in December of that same year in Scotland. However, it was a rather difficult moment for the royals because just a few days earlier, Charles announced that his marriage to Princess Diana was over.

Although less media-focused than other relationships in the royal family, their marriage has proven to be enduring and full of mutual support. The couple still appears together today, although it happens much less frequently than other royals. They diligently fulfil their roles in the monarchy: They were photographed together, among other occasions, at the coronation of King Charles.

Princess Anna and Timothy Laurence
Princess Anna and Timothy Laurence© Getty Images | Kirsty Wigglesworth
Princess Anna and Timothy Laurence
Princess Anna and Timothy Laurence© Getty Images | 2024 Max Mumby/Indigo
Princess Anna and Timothy Laurence
Princess Anna and Timothy Laurence© Getty Images | 2024 Max Mumby/Indigo
Timothy Laurence
Timothy Laurence© Getty Images | 2024 Max Mumby/Indigo
Princess Anna
Princess Anna© Getty Images | 2024 Samir Hussein
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