The Greatest Royal Scandals and Occasions The Crown was skipped in season four
Just like the third season – when her kidnapping attempt was not recognized – Princess Anne was the biggest victim of the limited episodes (Erin Doherty).
Although the issues in her marriage to Captain Mark Phillips were briefly addressed, one of Anne's biggest scandals was completely overlooked.
Anne – the first woman in the family to give birth in a hospital rather than at home – broke with tradition and decided not to give birth to a son Peter and daughter Zara royal titles who thought they'd have a better shot at normalcy if they were just Peter and Zara, no prince or princess, no HRH (or HRR, like their mother).
"I think it was probably easier for them, and I think most people would argue that titles have disadvantages," Anne Vanity Fair briefly explained of the choice. "So I think that was probably the right thing to do."
Another Anne scandal occurred in 1989 when letters in love that the Queen's daughter exchanged with Royal Navy Command Timothy Laurence were stolen and leaked to the press, prompting the palace to make an unprecedented statement.
"We have nothing to say about the contents of personal letters that a friend sent to Your Royal Highness that have been stolen and that are the subject of a police investigation."
Anne and Mark would announce their separation shortly after the scandal and divorce in 1992.