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Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, is best known for her charitable work and equestrian talents.
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Princess Anne is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. She is well known for her charitable works and serves as a patron of more than 200 organizations. She is also a competitive equestrian, having won medals at the European Eventing Championships. She survived an attempted kidnapping in 1973 which led to increased security for the Royal family.
British Princess Royal, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, was born in London, on August 15, 1950. In 1973, she married Lieutenant (now Captain) Mark Phillips of the Queen's Dragoon Guards, but they were divorced in 1992. They had two children together, Peter Mark Andrew (1977) and Zara Anne Elizabeth (1981). She later married Timothy Laurence in 1992.
An accomplished horsewoman, Princess Anne has ridden in the British Equestrian Team, and was European cross-country champion in 1972. She is a keen supporter of charities and overseas relief work, having acted as president of Save the Children Fund and travelled widely in order to promote its activities. Since 1988, she has been a member of the International Olympic Committee and is president of the British Olympic Association. Her daughter, Zara Phillips, won the European Eventing Championship in 2005.
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