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HRH Princess Anne

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, IOC member
Full nameAnne Elizabeth Alice Louise•Mountbatten-Windsor (-Phillips, -Laurence)
Used nameHRH Princess•Anne
Born15 August 1950 in Westminster, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements167 cm / 57 kg
Title(s)HRH The Princess Royal
NOC Great Britain


Her Royal Highness, the Princess Anne, is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. HRH Princess Anne competed at the 1976 Olympics in the equestrian three-day event. She did not approach a medal but had won an individual gold medal at the 1971 Burghley Three-Day Event, and won individual and team silver medals in 1975 at Luhmuhlen. Her first marriage was to Mark Phillips, who competed in eventing and won a team gold medal at the 1972 Olympics and a team silver medal in 1988. Their daughter, Zara Phillips, also became an eventer and has won multiple international medals, including an Olympic silver in 2012 team eventing.

HRH Princess Anne was educated at the Benenden School in Kent. As a member of the British Royal Family, HRH Princess Anne is the Princess of the United Kingdom, and holds numerous other titles, and has received multiple honors, both domestically and from foreign governments. She does charitable work for various causes, both in Great Britain and internationally. HRH Princess Anne served as President of the International Equestrian Federation from 1987-93, and is the Honorary President of the British Olympic Association. She was co-opted onto the IOC in 1988 and later served on the Eligibility Commission from 1990-94.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) GBR HRH Princess Anne
Three-Day Event, Individual, Open (Olympic) Goodwill 24
Three-Day Event, Team, Open (Olympic) Goodwill / Great Britain AC

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President British Olympic Association 1983— GBR HRH Princess Anne
President Fédération Équestre Internationale 1986—1994 GBR HRH Princess Anne
Member International Olympic Committee 1988— GBR HRH Princess Anne

Olympic family relations

Special Notes

Research notes

The Princess Royal GCVO, was born in 1950 and is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, President of the FEI from 1964 to 1986. Riding since the age of 3 the Princess rode in her first Eventing competition in 1970. She was the European Eventing Champion in 1971 at Burghley on Doublet and was a Member of the silver medal team and 2nd individually in the European Championships in 1975 at Luhmühlen on her mount Goodwill. She also competed in the 1973 European and the 1974 World Championships and in the 1976 Olympic Games. She was President of the British Olympic Association (NOC). The Princess is the Patron of Riding for the Disabled, President of Save the Children Fund since 1970, and Patron of the World Breeding Federation Sport Horses.

Created: Martin Kellner at February 03, 2020 12:38, Last edited: Martin Kellner at February 03, 2020 12:38