Royal Wedding Recollections – Anne, Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence

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Anne, Princess Royal divorced her first husband, Mark Phillips, in 1992, and they had been separated since 1989. She remarried Timothy Laurence later year. Timothy Laurence had served as an equerry to Queen Elizabeth II, and their relationship had developed in 1989.

The Church of England would not allow remarriage at the discretion of the member of the clergy conducting the ceremony until 2002.1 However, the Church of Scotland, where the sovereign does not hold a leadership position, considered marriage an ordinance of religion rather than a sacrament. Thus, they allowed remarriage of divorces under certain circumstances. Anne and Timothy decided to marry at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral Castle in Scotland on 12 December 1992.

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Anne’s engagement ring was made of a cabochon sapphire with three small diamonds. During the wedding ceremony, Anne wore a white jacket over a white knee-length dress with a spray of white flowers in her hair. Following the service, a private reception was held at Craigowan Lodge.


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