Princess Anne marks special occasion with husband Sir Timothy Laurence at their stunning Gloucestershire home

They will have been married for 29 years this December

Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England
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Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence have just marked a particularly special occasion at home. 

Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence reside at the stunning Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire. It is understood that the royal couple have been spending the UK’s third lockdown here together. The Queen’s daughter has recently spoken out in a rare podcast appearance about the “devasting” impact illness has had upon Her Majesty’s horses

As a former Olympic rider, Princess Anne undoubtedly shares her mother’s passion for horses. She will likely have been just as delighted as the Queen to hear confirmation that The Royal Windsor Horse Show, a favored summer event, will return later this year. But whilst the show in July might be something to look forward to for mother and daughter alike, Princess Anne will have celebrated a particularly wonderful family occasion on Monday. 

The Princess Royal’s husband Sir Timothy Laurence turned 66 on March 1. The couple, who will have been married for 29 years this December, will no doubt have found a wonderful way to celebrate at home at Gatcombe Park. 

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Early last month, Princess Anne and Sir Timothy shared a rare insight into their Gloucestershire home. A post shared on the official Royal Family Instagram account showed the pair settled in their cosy-looking living room, watching the rugby. 

‘As @scotlandteam Patron, The Princess Royal often supports the team from the stands’, the caption stated. 

‘Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Sir Tim cheered Scotland on from home today as they played England for the Calcutta Cup, 150 years since their first match🏆 ‘. 

This fascinating glimpse gave royal fans an idea of the couple’s pastimes and decoration preferences. It seems they are fans of a few floral touches!

Who is Princess Anne’s husband? 

Retired Royal Navy Officer Sir Timothy Laurence was once equerry to the Queen. He and Princess Anne married in December 1992, tying the knot in a stunning ceremony held at Crathie Parish Church near the Queen's Balmoral Estate in Scotland. 

Princess Anne was previously married to Captain Mark Phillips, with whom she had two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall. Last year Zara’s husband Mike Tindall revealed that they are expecting their third child. Their new baby will make Princess Anne a proud grandmother of five.

Zara and Mike live in a property on the estate, as do Peter and Autumn Phillips. However, following the sad news of Autumn and Peter's split, it's been reported that the pair now live in separate properties there. 

We’re sure Princess Anne can’t wait to be reunited with her grandchildren later this year.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!