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Sir Tim Laurence admits he was ‘surprised’ when he discovered that the royal households were ‘full of laughter’

Princess Anne’s husband Sir Tim Laurence admits he was ‘surprised’ when he discovered that the royal households were ‘full of laughter’ when they married The Firm

  • Princess Anne’s husband, Sir Tim Laurence, appears on the ITV documentary tonight
  • Admits he was ‘surprised’ when he discovered that royal households were ‘full of laughter’
  • He added that his wife shares her “humor and fun” with her mother the Queen

Princess Anne’s Vice Admiral, Sir Timothy Laurence, admitted he was ‘surprised’ when he discovered that the royal family’s houses were ‘full of laughter’ when he got married in The Firm.

The Princess Royal’s second husband, aged nearly 30, made the comments in a new ITV documentary about his wife for her 70th birthday in August, which airs tonight at 9 p.m.

After attending many family gatherings on the estates of Queen’s Balmoral, Sandringham and Windsor Castle, Sir Tim, 65, said he was shocked by the amount of entertainment shared during the events.

He also talked about the similarities between Anne and her 94-year-old mother – insisting that his wife share her “humor and fun” with Her Majesty.

Princess Anne's Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence (pictured together in March 2020) said he was 'surprised' to discover that the royal family's houses are 'full of laughter' after marrying The Firm

Princess Anne’s Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence’s husband (pictured together in March 2020) said he was ‘surprised’ to discover that the royal family’s houses are ‘full of laughter’ after marrying The Firm

Princess Royal's second husband, aged nearly 30 (photo), made the comments in a new ITV documentary about Anne ahead of her 70th birthday, which airs at 9 p.m.

Princess Royal's second husband, aged nearly 30 (photo), made the comments in a new ITV documentary about Anne ahead of her 70th birthday, which airs at 9 p.m.

Princess Royal’s second husband, aged nearly 30 (photo), made the comments in a new ITV documentary about Anne ahead of her 70th birthday, which airs at 9 p.m.

About the program, he said, “One of the big surprises for me when I first went to Balmoral and Sandringham and Windsor was that these places were full of laughter.

“The similarities with her (Princess Anne’s) father are much talked about, but less talked about are the agreements with her mother, the Queen … the common theme is humor, fun.”

Anne’s son Peter Phillips, 42, who also appeared on the documentary alongside his sister Zara Tindall, 39, praised Sir Tim and Anne’s relationship.

“They both understand what it means to be part of the wider family and what it takes,” he said, adding, “He has been a very strong support for [my mother]. ‘

Sir Tim also shared the similarities between Anne and her 94-year-old mother, the Queen (pictured together) - insisting that his wife share her 'humor and fun' with Her Majesty

Sir Tim also shared the similarities between Anne and her 94-year-old mother, the Queen (pictured together) - insisting that his wife share her 'humor and fun' with Her Majesty

Sir Tim also shared the similarities between Anne and her 94-year-old mother, the Queen (pictured together) – insisting that his wife share her ‘humor and fun’ with Her Majesty

During his candid interview, Sir Tim also revealed the similarities and differences he shares with his wife.

“We are both card and card people. We would like to know where we are and see where we are going, “he explained. “We both follow the Scottish rugby team with great enthusiasm … as you may have noticed, they don’t always win.”

However, there is one sport that the couple does not share a love for, and that is horse riding, where Sir Tim confesses, “She grew up with horses, horses have been part of her life, it is not something I share with her. Unfortunately I have never been bitten by the horse bug. ‘

Anne (photo) was followed for more than a year by filmmakers for the documentary, which will include unseen family images and conversations with the princess herself, her children and her husband

Anne (photo) was followed for more than a year by filmmakers for the documentary, which will include unseen family images and conversations with the princess herself, her children and her husband

Anne (photo) was followed for more than a year by filmmakers for the documentary, which will include unseen family images and conversations with the princess herself, her children and her husband

Speaking of Anne’s first marriage to Captain Mark Phillips, which ended in 1992, Sir Tim also joked, “It’s quite funny that she married an army officer first and then a navy officer. So there must be something about the army attracting her. ‘

Anne and Sir Tim, 65, who live together on the Glcomcestershire Gatcombe Park Royal Estate, were married on December 12, 1992 in Crathie Kirk in Balmoral, Scotland.

The royal was followed for more than a year by filmmakers for the documentary, which will feature unseen family recordings and conversations with the princess herself, her children and her husband.

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