“It is with the greatest pleasure that the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh announce the betrothal of their beloved daughter the Princess Anne to Lieutenant Mark Phillips, the Queen’s Dragoon Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips.”
The engagement took place six weeks earlier, after horse trials at Badminton, in which the young couple competed. The announcement was made while the Royal Family was at Balmoral Castle, travelling to London the next day to appear in front of the press in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Princess Anne and Lieutenant Mark Phillips posed for several photographs taken by Norman Parkinson in the months before their Wedding in November 1973. The couple had two children before their divorce in 1992.