The primary affair Princess Anne participated in was allegedly along with her then-bodyguard, Sergeant Peter Cross in 1979, six years after marrying Mark. Peter was a member of the Royal Safety Squad and had been assigned as Princess Anne’s private bodyguard. Reportedly, he was solely on her providers for a couple of 12 months earlier than the affair was found.
In The Crown, the second that Princess Anne’s affair turns into public data is when Queen Elizabeth tells her daughter that Peter shall be reassigned.
She threatens to maneuver Peter again to desk work, making it clear she is aware of of the pair’s scandalous affair. Within the present, Princess Anne responds by pleading along with her mom, “He’s the one factor that makes me glad.”
Allegedly, after their affair ends, he sells the story of it to tabloids, revealing that she had a codename for her secret lover, “Mrs. Wallis,” which she would use when calling him on the telephone to maintain her identification a secret.