Rachel AveryThe Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence married in 1992 in Scotland – take a look back at their low-key wedding day and her chic bridal outfit.
As Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary on 12 December, we take a look back at their low-key wedding day – and the bride's simple but chic wedding ensemble.
Royal weddings often have hundreds of guests and pull in millions of viewers, but some members of the royal family prefer to do things a little more lowkey. When Princess Anne married for the second time in 1992, she opted for a small celebration with only 30 guests in attendance.
Princess Anne and Timothy Laurence said 'I do' at Crathie Kirk church, the family's church of choice when they are staying at the Balmoral Estate in Scotland. Princess Anne's divorce from Mark Phillips had cleared earlier in the year.
Princess Anne didn't go for a traditional bridal gown, as she did for her first wedding, instead she wore a high neck midi dress with a white jacket. She accessorised the chic look with black court shoes and her usual beehive.
The wedding was held on a winter's day 12 December 1992 after Timothy proposed with a gorgeous cabochon sapphire and diamond ring. The couple met when Laurence, who was then a commander in the Royal Navy, was serving on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
As they left the church, traditional bagpipes were playing, a nod to the glorious Scottish setting.
She carried a small posy of heather which matched the sprig of flowers in her hair. Heather symbolises good luck so it's ideal for wedding day bouquets.
Despite it being a quiet royal affair, the crowds still gathered to wish the newlyweds well.
Princess Anne and husband Timothy now live together on the Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire, along with their daughter Zara who lives with her husband Mike and their children, and son Peter who is now believed to live in a separate property on the grounds to his ex-wife Autumn Phillips after separating earlier this year.