Who is Peter Phillips? The Queen's grandson | The Sun

PETER Phillips is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

Princess Anne's son Peter and her daughter, Zara, did not inherit royal titles, however despite not being working members of the Royal Family, the late Queen's grandchildren are regulars at milestone events.

Who is Peter Phillips?

Peter Phillips was born to Princess Anne and her first husband Captain Mark Phillips on November 15, 1977, at St Mary’s Hospital.

As hereditary titles are passed down through the male line, and Captain Phillips does not have a royal title, Peter did not inherit a royal title at birth.

Peter’s parents rejected an offer from the Queen of titles, which would have enabled their children to be born into peerage.

It’s thought that they wanted their child to have the chance to lead a normal life.

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Royal insiders have previously said that Peter was the Queen’s “favourite” grandson. 

While they are related to the British Royal Family, Peter and Zara have never carried out royal duties.

In March 2020, Peter was questioned by police after a complaint that he had driven to Scotland to see a married woman, his girlfriend, Lindsay Wallace.

Police, who were called by angry locals, “issued advice” to Phillips, who lives 460 miles away in Gloucestershire.

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Phillips, who lives at his mum Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire, turned up in the village of St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire.

Police called on him and the 40-year-old mum of two at her £475,000 home.

But officers decided he was not in breach of any Covid lockdown rules after he explained he was on a business trip.

Dad-of-two Peter announced his split from Canadian wife Autumn, in February 2020.

Who is Peter Phillips' ex-wife Autumn?

Autumn is a Candian-born management consultant, who has two children with Peter – Savannah, nine and Isla, seven.

Autumn met Peter at the 2003 Canadian Grand Prix, where she was working for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. 

It’s said that at the time she didn't know he was Queen Elizabeth’s grandson.

She later moved to the UK, where she lived with Peter in an apartment in Kensington, London.

The pair were married in 2008, and remained together until their divorce.

In February 2020, Peter confirmed he was divorcing his wife, saying "it's sad but is best for the kids".

A statement issued on their behalf said: "After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn jointly agreed to separate.

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"They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship.

"The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one.

"The couple's first priority will remain the continued well being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah (nine) and Isla (seven).

"Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children."

"Both Peter and Autumn have remained in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years."

Who are Peter Phillips' children? 

Peter’s first child, Savannah, is the late Queen’s oldest great-grandchild.

Savannah was born in December 2010, and became the first Canadian citizen to be in the line of succession to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms.

In July, 2012, Autumn gave birth to another girl, Isla Elizabeth.

It has been speculated that Isla’s middle name is in honour of the Queen, though this has never been officially confirmed.

Savannah is currently 18th in line to the throne and Isla is 19th in line to the throne.

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