Mark Phillips

Born Sep 22, 1948

Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC(P) (born 22 September 1948) is a British Olympic gold-medal-winning horseman and ex-husband of Anne, Princess Royal, with whom he had two children. He remains a leading figure in British equestrian circles, a noted designer of showjumping circuits, and a columnist in Horse & Hound magazine.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on September 22, 1948.


1969 20 Years Old Upon passing out from Sandhurst, Phillips was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Queen's Dragoon Guards in July 1969, After the expected period, he was promoted to Lieutenant in January 1971.
1971 22 Years Old …  Phillips was a four-time champion at the Badminton Horse Trials, in 1971–72 on Great Ovation, in 74 on Colombus and 1981 on Lincoln. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old 1 More Event
By the time of his wedding to Princess Anne in November 1973, Phillips was an acting Captain.
1974 25 Years Old In January 1974, Phillips was appointed a Personal Aide-de-Camp to Queen Elizabeth II.
1975 26 Years Old Phillips was substantively promoted to Captain in July 1975.
1978 29 Years Old Phillips retired from the Army on 30 March 1978.


1985 36 Years Old In August 1985, Phillips fathered a daughter, Felicity, as a result of an extramarital affair with New Zealand art teacher Heather Tonkin. … Read More


1989 40 Years Old In 1989 the Princess Royal and Mark Phillips announced their intention to separate, as the marriage had been under strain for a number of years. The couple divorced on 23 April 1992.
1997 48 Years Old On 1 February 1997, Phillips married Sandy Pflueger, an American Olympic dressage rider. … Read More


2012 63 Years Old On 3 May 2012, it was confirmed by Capt Phillips' solicitors that Phillips and Pflueger had separated, intending to divorce. … Read More
2014 65 Years Old Mark Phillips's sister Sarah died in 2014. … Read More
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