Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild breaks up with his Canadian wife

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The oldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth "Peter Phillips" and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family.

Phillips and his Canadian wife Autumn will share custody of their two daughters and both remain in Gloucestershire, southwest England.

The split comes after Phillips’ cousin Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan quit their royal roles last month in search of financial independence and later moved to Canada.

The Queen second son Prince Andrew stepped back from all royal duties in November following a public outcry over his friendship with US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Phillips is the son of the monarch’s daughter Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips. He is the eldest of her eight grandchildren.

He has no royal title and has never carried out duties on behalf of the royal family and so does not receive a public income.

He was born fifth in line to the throne but is now 15th.

The royal spokesman said the couple informed the queen and their families last year.

“They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship,” he added.

“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.

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

 

 


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