Princess Anne’s ex-husband, Mark Phillips, weds in Hawaii
LONDON (AP) _ Mark Phillips, the former husband of Princess Anne, married U.S. Olympic equestrian Sandy Pflueger at a sunset ceremony at her father’s beachfront home in Honolulu, according to London news reports today.
About 100 guests attended the black-tie reception Saturday, according to The Times and The Daily Mail. Most were equestrian friends from Britain and Australia, as well as members of the U.S. equestrian team, which Phillips, a horse trainer, manages, The Times said.
The new Mrs. Phillips, 47, is a rider for the U.S. team and was a member of the U.S. Olympics squad at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
The bride, who obtained British citizenship last year, has been based in Britain for 22 years. She was previously briefly married to Briton Stephen Clarke, an equestrian events judge.
The bride’s father, James Pflueger, a former racing driver, is a multi-millionaire businessman who has two car dealerships.
Phillips, 48, a former British Army officer, and Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, were divorced in 1992 after 18 years of marriage.
The princess was a member of the British equestrian team at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and Phillips was a reserve member of that team.
The princess married navy Cmdr. Timothy Laurence in 1992. She and Phillips have two children from their marriage _ Peter, 19, and Zara, 15.