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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey remains open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily Eucharist service if you are able to travel here safely within current government guidelines.

However, for the time being we are unable to open the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for general visiting.

Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Anne, now The Princess Royal, is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She was born at Clarence House in London on 15th August 1950.


On 14th November 1973 Princess Anne was married to Captain Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey. The couple have two children, Zara and Peter, and later divorced. The Princess was appointed Princess Royal and married secondly Commander (now Rear Admiral) Timothy Laurence. She is patron of many charities.

Further information

The Order of Service (PDF, 578 KB)

The Royal Family website


15th August 1950


14th November 1973

Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, wearing a yellow and blue hat and coat and blue gloves
Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, attends a service at Westminster Abbey

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2021 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

I feel very privileged to work here. I take so much pride in working for a beautiful place like the Abbey, it’s unique.

Alex - Abbey Marshal

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