Princess Anne, 70, married Timothy Laurence, 65, in 1992, just several months after she divorced her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. New research has revealed the couple have been ranked the second most romantic royal couple, following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family last year.
Analysis by OnBuy.com has uncovered the most romantic royal couple.
The research analysed seven romantic factors among British royal couples, which included: gifts exchanged, public displays of affection, number of times a partner’s name is mentioned, time spent on honeymoon, compliments given, length of relationship before marriage and body language on their wedding day.
The website then created a points-based index to reveal which of the nine royal couples selected were deemed to be the most romantic.
Meghan and Harry secured the top spot with 430 points, out of a possible 430.
But as the couple quit the Royal Family last year, Princess Anne and Timothy Laurence, who ranked second with 350 points, have earned the spot as the most romantic among senior royals.
The couple scored the highest for “gifts exchanged” and received 70 points for public displays of affection, compliments and saying their partners name the most in interviews.
Anne and Timothy were deducted 30 points under the “length of relationship before marriage” category.
The researchers said this is because the pair only made their relationship official and got married in 1992.
Princess Anne married her first husband Captain Phillips on November 14, 1973.
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In August 1989, Buckingham Palace issued a statement that said the couple were to part on “terms agreed between them”.
A divorce wasn’t initially on the cards, but they later did so on April 23, 1992.
Princess Anne then wed Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence in December.
The relationship is thought to have begun after she separated from Captain Phillips in 1989.
Anne and Timothy married in a small ceremony at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral, Scotland.
The Queen didn’t attend as at the time the Church of England did not permit divorced people to re-marry in its churches while their former spouse was still alive.
OnBuy.com surveyed 3,568 people on their favourite British royal couples, the nine most voted were then selected for the study.
Points were awarded based on the percentage of articles that mention romantic terms related to each royal couple and body language analysis by Mr Chambers.