Who is Princess Anne's husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence?

JUST 30 people will be allowed to attend Prince Philip's funeral as a result of tough coronavirus restrictions.

It's certain that the Queen's four children will attend with their four spouses – Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles; Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence; Prince Andrew; and Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex.

Who is Princess Anne's husband Sir Timothy Laurence? 

Sir Timothy Laurence is the second Husband of Princess Anne.

He is a retired Royal Navy oficer who was enquerry to the Queen.

He was born in Camberwell and attended the New Beacon Prep Sevenoaks School in Kent before going to the University of Durham on a Naval Scholarship.

He received a Bachelor of Science upper 2nd class honours degree in geography.

He also edited the student newspaper and was captain of the college cricket team.

After leaving Durham trained at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

When did they get married? 

The couple met while he served as Equerry to the Queen in 1987.

Princess Anne was still married to her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips.

In 1989 The Sun published private letters between the Princess and Laurence. 

In a statement at the time, Buckingham Palace said: “The stolen letters were addressed to the Princess Royal by Commander Timothy Laurence, the Queen’s Equerry. 

“We have nothing to say about the contents of personal letters sent to Her Royal Highness by a friend which were stolen and which are the subject of a police investigation.”

They were married in a private service in front of just 30 guests at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral on 12 December 1992. 

At the time the Church of England did not allow divorced people to re-marry in its churches while their former spouse was still alive.

They now live between an apartment at St James’s Palace and Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire.

When was Sir Timothy Laurence equerry to the Queen?

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

He was promoted to commander on December 31 1988.

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