Princess Anne accompanied by her husband, Sir Timothy Lawrence on a three-day royal visit to Papua New Guinea.
Royal Highness Princess Anne Arrives in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Media Statement | Monday, 11th April 2022.
Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae has released an official statement to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to PNG ahead of Princess Royal's arrival this afternoon, (Monday-11.04.22)
Princess Anne will be accompanied by her husband, Sir Timothy Lawrence on a three-day royal visit.
Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae says it is with great honour and privilege to welcome Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Lawrence on this special occasion in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 70th Platinum Jubilee anniversary.
Sir Bob says the three-day visit by Princess Royal speaks of the close relationship shared between PNG and the United Kingdom and importantly celebrates the remarkable life of dedicated services to the commonwealth nations by Queen Elizabeth the second since her accession in 1952.
The Governor-General adds that PNG is delighted to be part of this special occasion.
About Her Royal Highness Princess Anne
Anne, Princess Royal KG, KT, GCVO, QSO, CD (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950), is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She is 17th in the line of succession to the British throne[ and has been Princess Royal since 1987.
Born at Clarence House, Anne was educated at Benenden School and began undertaking royal duties upon adulthood. She became a respected equestrian, winning one gold medal in 1971 and two silver medals in 1975 at the European Eventing Championships.
In 1976, she became the first member of the British royal family to have competed in the Olympic Games.
The Princess Royal performs official duties and engagements on behalf of her mother. She holds patronage in over 300 organisations, including WISE, Riders for Health, and Carers Trust.
Her charity work revolves around sport, sciences, people with disabilities, and health in developing countries. She has been associated with Save the Children for over fifty years and has visited a number of their projects; her work resulted in her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.
Anne married Captain Mark Phillips in 1973; they separated in 1989 and divorced in 1992. The couple have two children, Zara and Peter Phillips, and five grandchildren. Within months of her divorce, Anne married Commander (now Vice Admiral) Sir Timothy Laurence, whom she had met while he served as her mother's equerry between 1986 and 1989.
In 1988, Princess Anne became a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).