The Princess Royal was married to Captain Mark Philips, however, their marriage dissolved after a number of years. Their 2 children are Peter & Zara Philips who are both married and have children giving the Princess Anne grandchildren.
Not long after her previous marriage dissolved, Princess Anne remarried. Her husband is Sir Admiral Timothy Laurence.
The Princess Royal is a keen horse woman and this love has been passed onto her children and grandchildren too. She supports HM The Queen and the Royal family in many ways and on different occasions during the year, including overseas diplomatic visits.
For more details on her work, please see: The Princess Royal
‘Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honour in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.’ Proverbs 3: 13-18 NLT
Thank you for HRH The Princess Royal today. Father God, as she looks as her diary and the different events that she has to travel to, give her your travelling mercies. For the many people that she meets at the different duties that she has to attend, we pray that you would grace her with words that will encourage and sustain those who hear them.
As is described in the Bible, sourcing wisdom from You, God, is an amazing journey to make. Wisdom is described as precious, leads us down delightful paths, gifts us with understanding and a long life, as well as riches and honour. Lord, we pray that Her Royal Highness would ask You for Your amazing wisdom as she goes about her duties, and in her relationships, especially with her mother, HM The Queen. Furnish them both with your heavenly fatherly wisdom like never before.
We pray for the relationship HHR The Princess Royal has with her parents, HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip. Provide them with times to enjoy each others’ presence, with unrushed time to catch up on what they have been doing and the people they have met. May there be love and understanding on both sides between parents and daughter.
For the marriage that HRH Princess Royal has with her husband, Sir Timothy, we pray that you would sustain them when they are weary. Allow them plentiful time to communicate together as a couple. As they seek to encourage the other in the duties they both have, we pray that Your unfailing love would bind them together more and more. Give each of them what they need each day. Lord, you know what these are. Thank you for that.
We pray also that you would give HRH Princess Royal special times with her children and their spouses, and her 3 Grandchildren. We pray that there would be many times where they can join together to create special memories together. As they are often in the public spotlight or photographed, we pray that you would protect them and the privacy that they need. Privacy as the immediate family, but also the wider family including HM The Queen when it is needed.
In Your name, we ask Jesus,