The Queen‘s grandson Peter Phillips and his Canadian wife, Autumn Phillips, introduced their intention to divorce on Tuesday.
The couple have been married for 12 years. They mentioned in an announcement that they knowledgeable their household of their choice final yr, Reuters reports.
Peter, Princess Anne‘s eldest baby, and Autumn share two kids Savannah, 9, and seven-year-old Isla.
“They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship,” a spokesperson for the royal couple mentioned.
“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 and Isla.”
Buckingham Palace hasn’t commented on the matter, although the assertion revealed that each households have been saddened by the information.
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The 42-year-old Peter met Autumn in her hometown of Montreal whereas attending town’s Grand Prix in 2003. On the time, he was working for the System 1 racing crew BMW Williams. She was working on the BMW hospitality suite.
Autumn turned the primary Canadian to marry into the Royal Household after they mentioned “I do” at Windsor Fortress in 2008. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received married on the similar historic venue a decade later.
Each Peter and Autumn haven’t any royal titles due to Princess Anne’s choice to decline the courtesy supplied to her by the Queen. Anne’s choice is claimed to have been made to permit her kids, together with equestrian Zara Tindall, a extra regular life.
This newest royal information follows Harry and Markle’s announcement that they’d be stepping away from their senior royal duties, giving up their Royal Highness titles and spending a part of their time dwelling in Canada.
With recordsdata from Reuters
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