HRH Princess Anne

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Administrator
Full nameAnne Elizabeth Alice Louise•Mountbatten-Windsor (-Phillips, -Laurence)
Used nameHRH Princess•Anne
Born15 August 1950 in Westminster, 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
Individual, Open (Olympic) Goodwill 24
Team, Open (Olympic) Goodwill / Great Britain DNF

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

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