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Sir Tim Laurence admits that he was "surprised" when he found that the royal households were "full of laughter".


Princess Anne's Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence admitted that he was "surprised" when he married at The Firm that the royal family's houses are "full of laughter".

The Princess Royal's second husband, almost 30 years old, made the comments in a new ITV documentary about his wife before her 70th birthday in August, which will air at 9pm tonight.

Sir Tim, 65, attended many family celebrations at the Queen's Balmoral, Sandringham and Windsor Castle estates, saying he was shocked by the amount of pleasure shared at the events.

He also spoke about the similarities between Anne and her 94-year-old mother – he insisted 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" when he found that the royal family's houses are "full of laughter" after marrying The Firm

The Princess Royal's second husband of almost 30 years (pictured) made the comments in a new ITV documentary about Anne before her 70th birthday, which will air at 9 p.m.

The Princess Royal's second husband of almost 30 years (pictured) made the comments in a new ITV documentary about Anne before her 70th birthday, which will air at 9 p.m.

When he spoke 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 are full of laughs.

"There is a lot of talk about the similarities to her (Princess Annes) father, but what is less talked about is the similarities with her mother, the Queen … the common theme is humor, fun."

Anne's son Peter Phillips (42), who alongside his sister Zara Tindall (39) also appeared in the documentary, praised the relationship between Sir Tim and Anne.

"They both understand what it means to be part of the larger family and what is required," he said before adding, "He was a very strong support for (my mother)."

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

Sir Tim also spoke about the similarities between Anne and her 94-year-old mother, the Queen (pictured together) – and insisted that his wife share her "humor and fun" with Her Majesty

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

& # 39; We are both card and card people. We want to know where we are and see where we are going, ”he said. "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 for which the couple does not share love, and that is riding, whereby Sir Tim admits: “She grew up with horses, horses were part of her life, I do not share that with her. Unfortunately I have never been bitten by the horse bug. & # 39;

Anne (pictured) has been followed for more than a year by filmmakers for the documentary, which contains invisible family material and conversations with the princess herself, her children, and her husband

Anne (pictured) has been followed for more than a year by filmmakers for the documentary, which contains invisible family material and conversations with the princess herself, her children, and her husband

When Sir Tim spoke about Anne's first marriage to Captain Mark Phillips, which ended in 1992, he also joked: “It is quite amusing that she married an army officer first and then a naval officer. So the military must have something about it that attracts them. & # 39;

Anne and Sir Tim, 65, who live together at Gloucestershire Gatcombe Park, married on December 12, 1992 at Crathie Kirk in Balmoral, Scotland.

The king was followed by filmmakers for more than a year for the documentary, which shows invisible family material and conversations with the princess herself, her children, and her husband.

"A role model for future generations": Princess Anne is praised by the audience for her strong work ethic after the ITV documentary for her 70th birthday reveals her hectic schedule

By Jessica Green for Mailonline

Spectators praised hardworking Princess Anne after gaining a glimpse of her hectic schedule in the extensive ITV documentary about the queen's daughter – with one that she branded as "the future queen who will never be".

Princess Royal, 69, who lives with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, 65, on her estate in Gloucestershire, Gatcombe Park, has been persecuted by the filmmakers behind Anne for more than a year: The Princess Royal at 70.

The documentary was released before the king's 70th birthday in August and contains invisible family material and conversations with the princess herself, her children and her husband.

The users of Twitters wanted to greet Anne for her strong work ethic while watching the program, in which the princess quipped: "Slow? I thought I was slowing down. & # 39;

Spectators praised hardworking Princess Anne (pictured) after gaining insight into her hectic schedule in the extensive ITV documentary about the Queen's daughter

Spectators praised hardworking Princess Anne (pictured) after gaining insight into her hectic schedule in the extensive ITV documentary about the Queen's daughter

The Princess Royal (pictured at an investiture earlier this year), 69, who lives with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, 65, on her estate in Gloucestershire, Gatcombe Park, has been the filmmaker behind Anne for more than a year: The Princess Royal tracks at 70

The Princess Royal (pictured at an investiture earlier this year), 69, who lives with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, 65, on her estate in Gloucestershire, Gatcombe Park, has been the filmmaker behind Anne for more than a year: The Princess Royal tracks at 70

The documentary was released before the king's 70th birthday in August and contains invisible family material and conversations with the princess herself, her children and her husband. Pictured: A person's Twitter response to the program

The documentary was released before the king's 70th birthday in August and contains invisible family material and conversations with the princess herself, her children and her husband. Pictured: A person's Twitter response to the program

A fan tweeted: & # 39; Delighted #PrincessAnne gets positive advertising. For me, she should be next on the throne. She is intelligent, loyal, hardworking and down to earth. A definitive role model for future generations. & # 39;

Another said: "I see HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal on ITV … One of my favorite queens. Hardworking, sincere, fun and family oriented. Happy Birthday, Your Highness! & # 39;

A third added: "Princess Anne … what a legend … others could make it worse than following her example", while another wrote: "Princess Anne is the future queen who will never be Is not it?" Let's face it, the woman is committed. "

Known as the "hardest working king", the Princess Royal has carried out around 500 public engagements annually for half a century.

When asked whether someone asked the princess whether she should slow down before her 70th birthday, her daughter Zara Tindall, 39, said: "Good luck!"

Response: Royal fans and Twitters users wanted to greet Anne for her strong work ethic when watching the program

Response: Royal fans and Twitters users wanted to greet Anne for her strong work ethic when watching the program

The Princess Royal (pictured on the program), known as the “hardest working queen”, has carried out around 500 public engagements annually for half a century

The Princess Royal (pictured on the program), known as the “hardest working queen”, has carried out around 500 public engagements annually for half a century

When asked if someone raised the question before the princess' 70th birthday whether Anne (pictured) should slow down, her daughter Zara Tindall (39) said: "Good luck!"

When asked if someone raised the question before the princess' 70th birthday whether Anne (pictured) should slow down, her daughter Zara Tindall (39) said: "Good luck!"

& # 39; slower? I thought I had slowed down, ”answers Anne when she asks a similar question.

"I think what's annoying is that after all this time you should have learned something. And I think that's important – before you become irrelevant, ”added Anne.

Other more cynical viewers implied that the timing of the documentary would focus on Prince Andrew and his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

During the program, viewers are offered an amusing moment between Princess Anne and her mother, the Queen.

When Her 94-year-old Majesty participated in her first public video call last month to assist nation's carers, it was Princess Anne who helped her mother set up Webex.

Anne asks Her Majesty: "Can you see everyone? You should have six people on your screen. & # 39;

Other more cynical viewers implied that the timing of the documentary would focus on Prince Andrew and his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Other more cynical viewers implied that the timing of the documentary would focus on Prince Andrew and his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

When the queen took her first public video call last month to support the nation's caregivers, it was Princess Anne (pictured) who helped her mother

When the queen took her first public video call last month to support the nation's caregivers, it was Princess Anne (pictured) who helped her mother

In the ITV documentary on the King's 70th birthday, Anne asks Her Majesty (pictured): “Can you see everyone? You should have six people on your screen. & # 39;

In the ITV documentary on the King's 70th birthday, Anne asks Her Majesty (pictured): “Can you see everyone? You should have six people on your screen. & # 39;

When the queen replies: "Yes, I can see four anyway", the princess quickly remarks: "You don't really need me. You know what I look like! & # 39;

The amusing clip made royal fans praise Anne for her humorous antics. A social media user wrote: “You are amused. Awesome, "while another added," Bring a smile to my face! "

A third said: & # 39; Awesome. Princess Anne is great and it was nice to watch the Queen lockdown. I can't wait to see that. & # 39;

At the beginning of the clip, which took place during National Carers' Week, Anne waits for her mother to answer the call from Windsor Castle.

The amusing clip made royal fans praise Anne for her humorous antics. A social media user wrote: “You are amused. Awesome, "while another added," Bring a smile to my face! "

The amusing clip made royal fans praise Anne for her humorous antics. A social media user wrote: “You are amused. Awesome, "while another added," Bring a smile to my face! "

"This is Tom," said the Queen's Deputy Private Secretary, Tom Laing-Baker, as the couple tunes in. "I'm just going to introduce Her Majesty the Queen."

Then you hear Anne say: & # 39; Ah. Good morning in Windsor ”before the queen replies,“ Good morning. I am very happy that I could join you. & # 39;

The Queen attended the June conference call with four caregivers across the UK who were responsible for caring for the family during the coronavirus crisis.

The monarch spoke from a living room in the castle and listened to the women for 20 minutes, what they had experienced, and asked questions about the pressure they were subjected to.

In the documentary, Anne also reveals her views on one of the most popular social media platforms, Twitter, and says, "I wouldn't get close if you paid me openly."

In the documentary Princess Royal: Anne at 70, which airs before her birthday in August, Anne (pictured) shows her views on one of the most popular social media platforms, Twitter, and says, "I wouldn't get close, if you paid me honestly & # 39;

In the documentary Princess Royal: Anne at 70, which airs before her birthday in August, Anne (pictured) shows her views on one of the most popular social media platforms, Twitter, and says, "I wouldn't get close, if you paid me honestly & # 39;

Elsewhere, Zara Tindall and brother Peter Phillips (pictured) spoke in the documentary about their mother's relationship with her daughters

Elsewhere, Zara Tindall and brother Peter Phillips (pictured) spoke in the documentary about their mother's relationship with her daughters

Many royals, including Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, all have social media accounts, but Princess Anne's work is shared across the Queen's royal family platforms.

On social media, Anne comments, "With online technology … it's one thing to be in touch, but it's not quite the same thing. The ability to meet people makes the difference.

"I mean, I know what Twitter is, but I wouldn't get close if you paid me openly. But that's a slightly different topic. & # 39;

Elsewhere, Zara and brother Peter Phillips documented their mother's relationship with her daughters in the documentary.

Zara, 39, shares Mia Grace, six, and Lena Elizabeth, two, with husband Mike. Peter, 42, is the father of Savannah, nine, and Isla, eight, and the siblings said that their mother loves having their daughters for lunch on Sundays – it turns out to be very convenient for them.

The Princess Royal, who turns 70 on August 15, joked, however, that her family had not yet accepted her offer of home tuition and "outdoor learning" for the children.

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