We can’t help it – our eyes are literally glued to the lives of the British royal family. Whatever they do becomes news; what they wear becomes a trend, and what they say makes front-page news in every tabloid.
This is also evident in the way people warmly welcomed the series The Crown, which narrates the 93-year-old monarch’s life. This means it also tells about her kids, including her only daughter, Princess Anne, who has had an interesting love life.
If there’s one thing we’re sure about Princess Anne, it’s that she loves horse-riding. So naturally, it’s where she met Richard Meade, one of the men who was linked with her.
He is a rider himself and has three Olympic gold medals under his belt, an impressive feat indeed. It’s not clear if they maintained their friendship up until his death, but his kids are close to her nephews, Princes Harry and William.
Andrew Parker Bowles
For those in the know, Andrew Parker Bowles is the first husband of Camilla. Oddly enough, it was rumored that he was in a relationship with Princess Anne.
This speculation also gave birth to the theory that this affair became the reason the Duchess of Cornwall developed feelings for Prince Charles, whose former wife is the late Princess Diana.
Andrew and Princess Anne have noticeably remained close throughout the years. During the Cheltenham Festival in 2016, they were even pictured having a casual conversation. While this doesn’t prove anything, theorists leaped with joy.
After her relationship with Andrew ended, Princess Anne went on to tie the knot with Captain Mark Phillips, whom she met at a gathering of horse enthusiasts, and soon after they were blessed with two children, Zara and Pete. The horseman, who is an Olympic gold medalist, and his royal wife, however, decided to end their marriage after 19 years of being Mr. and Mrs.
Years before their big announcement, news broke out that Mark fathered a child from an affair with Heather Tonkin, an art teacher. After this, he and Princess Anne were barely seen together in outings, plus, they were linked to other people. That said, people already saw the divorce coming from a mile.
In April 1992, Mark and Princess Anne’s divorce was finalized. In less than a year, she got married to Timothy Laurence. Up until this day, their relationship stands strong – they are also often seen together.