(September 22, 1948- )
Born in Tetbury, England, United Kingdom
Member of the Queen's Dragoon Guards (1969-74)
Personal Aide-de-Camp to Queen Elizabeth II (1974-78)
Married to Princess Anne (1973-92)
Earned Olympic gold (1972) and silver (1988) medals in the team three-day equestrian event
Coach of the US equestrian team (1992-2012)
Why he might be annoying
His marriage to Anne was described as 'a joyless sham' and 'marked by every appearance of mutual indifference.'
A paternity suit and DNA testing confirmed that he had fathered a daughter, Felicity, during an extramarital affair with Heather Tonkin.
Prior to the paternity suit, he had paid Ms. Tonkin $80,000 for 'equestrian services.' (Is that what the Royals call it?)
Why he might not be annoying
He declined an offer of a title from the Queen on the wedding day.
Anne had her own affairs during their marriage, with rumors suggesting that he may not be the biological father of Zara Phillips.
Royal watchers have noted that he and Anne generally get along better as exes than they did as husband and wife.
Zara said of his and Anne's equestrian success, 'They've always been quite modest about their achievements and it was only as I got older that I began to appreciate just how well they'd done.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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