Similar to in season three—when her tried kidnapping went unacknowledged—the largest sufferer of the restricted episodes was Princess Anne (Erin Doherty).
Although the troubles in her marriage to Captain Mark Phillips have been briefly touched upon, one in every of Anne’s greatest scandals was ignored completely.
Breaking with custom, Anne—the primary girl within the household to present beginning in a hospital as an alternative of at dwelling—selected to not give son Peter and daughter Zara royal titles, figuring they’d have a greater shot at normality in the event that they have been simply Peter and Zara, no prince or princess, no HRH (or HRR, like their mom).
“I feel it was most likely simpler for them, and I feel most individuals would argue that there are downsides to having titles,” Anne defined of the selection briefly to Vainness Truthful. “So I feel that was most likely the precise factor to do.”
One other Anne scandal went down in 1989, when amorous letters the queen’s daughter exchanged with Royal Navy Commanding Workplace Timothy Laurence have been stolen and leaked to the press, main the palace to launch an unprecedented assertion.
“We have now nothing to say in regards to the contents of private letters despatched to Her Royal Highness by a buddy which have been stolen and that are the topic of a police investigation.”
Anne and Mark would announce their separation shortly after the scandal, occurring to divorce in 1992.