Who is Mark Phillips, the newsman from London. Was he married to royalty once, or still?
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Who is Mark Phillips, the newsman from London. Was he married to royalty once, or still?

Is that Capt Mark Phillips, former husband of Princess Anne? It is if it's the gold medalist (Munich) member of the British equestrian team.
Who is Mark Phillips, the newsman from London. Was he married to royalty once, or still?

Is that Capt Mark Phillips, former husband of Princess Anne? It is if it's the gold medalist (Munich) member of the British equestrian team.

I don't know if it is or not. At least I see that I got the name right. This guy reports the news from England sometimes, probably on the BBC, which is on the FM radio here most nights for 2 or 3 hours. 1AM to 3 or 4.
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Who is Mark Phillips, the newsman from London. Was he married to royalty once, or still?

You need to have double-checked the required number of 'l's and 'p's before anyone can be sure of answering. There are four major versions of what is pronounced fillips, involving between one and two 'l's and two and three 'p's.
I'm sure there is *a* Mark *** working for the BBC
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Who is Mark Phillips, the newsman from London. Was he married to royalty once, or still?

You need to have double-checked the required number of 'l's and 'p's before anyone can be sure of answering. There ... one and two 'l's and two and three 'p's. I'm sure there is *a* Mark *** working for the BBC

Doesn't the association with royalty rather narrow down the choices?
You need to have double-checked the required number of 'l's ... sure there is *a* Mark *** working for the BBC

This is a large part of the reason I asked here instead of going to the BBC site. But I did now, and there are no llpp there, and thought there are 635 llp, there were only about 6 of them which used both first and last names together (even though I put them in single quotes).
There was only one hit for lpp, and there were 101 for lp but few which used the names together.
And I couldn't find a list of their reporters or their staff.
It's slightly possible I heard him on the same radio station, but not during the BBC part. I still figured you might have heard of him.
Doesn't the association with royalty rather narrow down the choices?

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This is a large part of the reason I asked here instead of going to the BBC site. But I ... on the same radio station, but not during the BBC part. I still figured you might have heard of him.

ex-Captain Mark Phillips (him what was married to Princess Anne) was not very adept at stringing words together, IIRC. I don't think he'd make a very good radio reporter.

David
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You need to have double-checked the required number of 'l's ... sure there is *a* Mark *** working for the BBC

Doesn't the association with royalty rather narrow down the choices?

If there *is* a connection with Royalty. The original question was "Who is Mark Phillips, the newsman from London?" and the supplementary was to do with a possible connection to Royalty.
Mark Phillips the newsman could be the ex-Royal or could be someone who's never even seen* Princess Anne. The 'Mark Phillipps' of the subject line is definitely *not the ex-Royal. At least one of meirman's spellings is wrong (not crowing or oying - I had to double check which was the equestrian Mark P) and, that being so, I feel entitled to ask 'Are you sure the surname isn't Philips or Philipps? And if not, is it your version in the subject line or in the body of the post which is the one to look for?"

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Doesn't the association with royalty rather narrow down the choices?

If there *is* a connection with Royalty. The original question was "Who is Mark Phillips, the newsman from London?" and ... your version in the subject line or in the body of the post which is the one to look for?"

I'm not sure, and I guess it was my inability to spell the name that made me spell it two different ways. (Although on other occasions when I wasn't sure of spelling, I would spell the same word in different ways to make that point.)
But I did find several refereences, not as much as I would have expected to Mark Phillips, husband of Princess Anne. He is always called "Captain" in those references, but I wouldn't expect him to call himself Captain in his news report.
Still, it's probably someone different. I think half the reason I came up with royalty was because of Prince Phillip or someone, who was a photographer. But wouldn't he be too old now?
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