Royals Inside Princess Anne's Unexpected Love Life — Including a Romance with Camilla's First Husband As depicted in The Crown, the Queen's only daughter has had a storied love life By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 22, 2019 05:54 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Everett/Shutterstock 01 of 09 Princess Anne. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty One of the first men Princess Anne was ever linked to was Eton-educated and former cavalry officer Gerald Ward. Although the two never confirmed their romance, it's believed that they were close — and Ward eventually became a godfather to Prince Harry. 02 of 09 Bill Zygmant/Shutterstock Princess Anne was a skilled rider, so it's no surprise that one of the first men that she was ever linked to was a horseman himself: Richard Meade, who won three gold medals in the Olympics. 03 of 09 S&G/PA Images/Getty Meade's children are very close friends of Prince William and Harry, with William naming him among Louis' godparents. 04 of 09 Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty The Queen's daughter was also linked to Andrew Parker Bowles in her young adult years — the man who would be the first husband of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Some have speculated that Camilla may never have struck up a romance with Prince Charles if her then-boyfriend hadn't struck up an affair with his royal sibling. Anne and Andrew remained close throughout the years, as seen in a picture from their 2016 outing to the Cheltenham Festival. 05 of 09 Everett/Shutterstock Princess Anne went on to marry Captain Mark Phillips just four months after her affair with Andrew ended, after meeting at a party for horse enthusiasts in 1968. 06 of 09 Anwar Hussein/Getty The couple went on to have two children: Peter and Zara Phillips. 07 of 09 CORBIS/Corbis via Getty However, the marriage fell apart after 19 years. 08 of 09 PA Images/Getty Princess Anne went on to marry Timothy Laurence in December 1992, eight months after her divorce from Phillips. 09 of 09 TASSTASS/Getty The two are still together.