- Princess Anne is only daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II and late Prince Philip
- She shares two children, Zara & Peter, with her ex husband Mark Phillips
- Her brother, King Charles’s, official Coronation ceremony will be held on May 6, 2023
Buckingham Palace has been preparing for the one of their biggest events ever: a coronation! The Royal Family will be celebrating King Charles III, 74, taking over the British throne on May 6, as reported on their official Instagram and Twitter. King Charles was declared the U.K. monarch on Sept. 10, 2022, two days after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The coronation will be his official crowning ceremony where his wife, Camilla, 75, will also be crowned as Queen Consort.
Of course, all eyes are on the guest list ahead of the big day! With Queen Elizabeth and her late husband Prince Philip leaving four children and eight grandchildren in the line of succession, there are plenty of people to invite. Princess Anne, the only daughter of the late royal couple, made the cut, as well as her two adult children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall. As the coronation is only weeks away, let’s find out more about Peter and Zara, who are rumored to be portrayed in Season 6 of The Crown, below.
Zara’s mom, Princess Anne, is the 15th person in the royal line of succession. Princess Anne was given the Princess Royal title in 1987 and has been married twice. From 1973 to 1992, she was married to Mark Phillips. She’s been married to Timothy Laurence since 1992.
On May 15, 1981, Princess Anne and Mark welcomed Zara, the Queen’s eldest granddaughter. Like her brother, Peter Phillips, Zara does not hold a royal title. “I’m very lucky that both my parents decided to not use the title and we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do,” she told The Times in 2015.
Zara was known to be a bit of a wild child, even getting her tongue pierced in her 20s. Despite all the headline-making shenanigans, Zara was able to focus on her equestrian career. She competed in the 2012 Olympics for the British equestrian team on her horse, High Kingdom. In the team event, she won a silver medal, which was presented to her by her mom!
Before marrying rugby star Mike Tindall, she had a long and scandalous relationship with jockey Richard Johnson. She and Richard had a very public and physical spat once and also posed for an eyebrow-raising photo shoot together for Hello magazine. She would go on to wed Mike in 2011 and welcome three children together: two daughters Mia and Lena and son Lucas.
Born to Princess Anne and Mark Phillips on November 15, 1977, Peter is Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest grandchild. Like his sister Zara, Peter is not considered a working royal, although he is officially 18th in line for the throne. He has worked for several high-profile companies, Jaguar, Williams F1 racing team, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and recently SEL UK, a sports and entertainment agency.
He has two daughters with his ex-wife Autumn Phillips: Savannah and Isla. The former couple were separated in 2019 and finalized their divorce in 2021 after 13 years of marriage. Following the split, Peter began dating Lindsay Wallace, with whom he made his official debut as a couple at the Epsom Derby in June 2022.
Peter is known to be close to his cousins Prince William and Prince Harry, with whom he had many playdates as a child, When their mother, Princess Diana, died, Peter was right by the boys’ sides durin their mourning. He has even been rumored to be the one family member who may be able to reconcile the two brothers!