Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence CB LVO ADC(P) CSM (born 1 March 1955) is a British naval officer and the second husband of The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal. Laurence was Equerry to The Queen from 1986 to 1989.
Timothy James Hamilton Laurence was born in Camberwell, South London, the son of Guy Stewart Laurence (a salesman for a marine-engine manufacturer) and Barbara Alison Laurence, née Symons.
Laurence was educated firstly at The New Beacon Preparatory School and then at Sevenoaks School, Kent, and University College, University of Durham, on a Naval Scholarship, where he received a BSc upper 2nd class honours degree in geography. At university, he edited the student newspaper, Palatinate, and was captain of his college cricket team.