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Princess Anne and Family

Royals gather for funeral of Captain Mark Phillips's sister

<![CDATA[The Princess Royal led tributes at the funeral of her former sister-in-law, Sarah Staples, Captain Mark Phillips's sister, on Friday 19th December.
Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips were married from 1973 to 1992.

The Queen’s daughter was joined by her son, Peter Phillips, and his wife, Autumn, alongside her ex-husband and his daughter, Stephanie.
Ms Staples passed away suddenly at the age of 63 last week. The family are understood to be shocked as she only recently attended the christening of Zara Tindall’s daughter, Mia, last month.
She was extremely close to her niece, Zara, who invited her to her pre-wedding celebrations in 2011.
The funeral took place at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Great Somerford, Wiltshire.
Photo credit: Charlie Proctor © 2014]]>