Peter Phillips

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Peter Phillips
Princess Anne and Peter Phillips.jpg
Phillips and his mother in August 2012
Born
Peter Mark Andrew Phillips

(1977-11-15) 15 November 1977 (age 43)
Alma materUniversity of Exeter
OccupationManager for the Royal Bank of Scotland
Spouse(s)Autumn Kelly (m. 2008)
ChildrenSavannah Phillips (b. 2010)
Isla Phillips (b. 2012)
Parent(s)Mark Phillips
Anne, Princess Royal
RelativesZara Tindall (sister)
Elizabeth II (grandmother)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (grandfather)

Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (born 15 November 1977) is a member of the British royal family. He is a businessman and the elder child and only son of Anne, Princess Royal, and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. He is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and is 18th in the line of succession to the British throne.

Early life[change | change source]

Peter Phillips was born in 15 November 1977 at St Mary's Hospital in London, He is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.[1], He was christened on 22 December 1977 by the Archbishop of Canterbury Donald Coggan in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace, He is godparents were his maternal uncle, the Prince of Wales, Geoffrey Tiarks, Captain Hamish Lochore, Lady Cecil Cameron of Lochiel and Jane Holderness-Roddam.

Phillips has a younger sister, Zara Tindall (née Phillips; born 1981), and two younger half-sisters, Felicity Wade (née Tonkin; born 1985), the daughter of Mark Phillips and his former mistress Heather Tonkin; and Stephanie Phillips (born 1997), the daughter from his father's second marriage to Sandy Pflueger.

Phillips went to Port Regis Prep School in Shaftesbury, Dorset before following some of his family by attending Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland. Whilst at Gordonstoun, he was chosen to be head boy. During his gap year, he went to Sydney, Australia and worked for Sports Entertainment Limited (SEL), a company he would later return to; he also worked for Jackie Stewart's Formula One racing team during that time.

Phillips married to Autumn Kelly at Windsor Castle, in 2008, They were divorced in 2020.[2]

Philips has two children, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips. They were born at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester.

Phillips holds no royal title or style and is currently 15th in the line of succession to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Royal wedding: Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly marry at Windsor Castle - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. London: TMG. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  2. Murphy, Victoria (2021-06-14). "Inside Queen Elizabeth's Grandson Peter Phillips's Divorce From His Wife Autumn". Town & Country. Retrieved 2021-09-24.