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  It was a private family ceremony
          1992: Princess Royal remarries
          England have
          Princess Anne today became Mrs Timothy Laurence after a small family
wedding in Scotland.
          The 42-year-old arrived at Crathie church near Balmoral Castle accompanied
by her father Prince Philip, and her daughter and bridesmaid 11-year-old
Zara.
          Before a small family congregation she and the groom, Commander Laurence,
37, exchanged vows to stay together "until God shall separate us by death."
          Anne, dressed in a simple white suit with white blossoms in her hair, and
Mr Laurence, in a Royal Navy uniform, emerged from the church to cheers from
about 500 well wishers.
          The newlyweds are expected to join the rest of the royal family for a short
celebration at Craigowan Lodge on the Balmoral estate.
          Among the guests were the Queen, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and
Anne's son from her first marriage Peter, 15.
          Anne married Mark Phillips in 1973 at Westminster Abbey and they divorced
this year.
          But this, the first marriage for her groom whom she met during a tour of
duty on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
          In 1986, he was appointed an equerry to the Queen.
          Their relationship became known in April 1989 when letters from the
Commander were stolen from Anne's briefcase and given to newspapers.
          Four months later Anne announced her separation from Mark Phillips.
          It is hoped Anne's wedding celebrations will end a turbulent year for the
Royal Family.
          It was announced this week Prince Charles and the Princess of Wales have
separated and Diana chose not to attend today's ceremony.
          The Queen's second son, Prince Andrew, also separated from his wife the
Duchess of York this year.
          Both brothers accompanied Prince Edward at today's ceremony.
          The palace would not reveal if there are any plans for a honeymoon.
          Two commuter trains collided
          1988: 35 dead in Clapham rail collision
          Artificially 1969:
          The Up to 35 people have died and 100 others have been injured after three
trains were involved in a collision during morning rush hour in south
London.
          Two commuter trains carrying an estimated 1,300 passengers between them
collided shortly after 0800 GMT at Clapham Junction - Europe's busiest railway
junction.
          A third empty train later ran into the wreckage killing some passengers who
had survived the first crash.
          Many passengers are still trapped as fire crews are cutting through the
tangled carriages to reach them.
          Emergency services have said the extent of the injuries mean some
passengers have received operations at the scene.
          At nearby St George's Hospital in Tooting staff are on emergency alert as
coaches and ambulances wait to take those needing medical care to its new
accident and emergency unit.
          Passengers well enough to leave by foot, stood by the rail track and were
described as "visibly shocked and distressed".
          Many have been taken to a nearby school for first aid treatment.
          Witnesses, unable to reach survivors because of the extent of the wreckage,
have reported seeing appalling injuries.
          They described how carriages were sent hurtling into the air before
crashing back down again after the collision.
          The accident took place when the 0718 from Basingstoke to Waterloo
approached the junction.
          Early reports indicate it was slowing for signals when the 0614 from Poole,
travelling from Bournemouth due to track problems, ran into the back of it.
          Experts have said this train would have been travelling at about 40mph.
          Shortly afterwards an empty train leaving Clapham junction hit the
wreckage.
          British Rail has said initial reports indicate the crash was caused by
signalling failures.
          The Transport Secretary Paul Channon is understood to be on his way to the
scene of the tragedy.
          Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has promised a full public inquiry.
          Vocabulary:
          equerry: a personal attendant of the British royal family(侍从武官)
          appalling : causing consternation(令人震惊的)
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