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Peter Phillps, who is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II has announced that he and his wife, Autumn Phillips have announced and confirmed their separation after 12 years of marriage.
In a statement from the couple, it was revealed that the 42-year-old royal, who is the son of Princess Anne and Her Majesty's eldest grandson, had informed the royal family of their decision last year. As parents of daughters Savannah, 9, and Isla, 7, Peter and Autumn shared that they wish to proceed with their divorce in an amicable way for the sake of their young girls.
"They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship," a spokesperson said. "The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one. The couples' first priority will remain the continued well-being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah and Isla."
Following the news, Buckingham Palace expressed its sadness over Peter and Autumn's separation but didn't directly comment since it remains a private matter.Peter and Autumn married in 2008 at the queen's Windsor Castle residence, which is where Queen Elizabeth's other grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also tied the knot back in 2018. The longtime couple met in 2003 at the Montreal Grand Prix, where Peter worked for the Formula 1 racing team BMW Williams. At the time, Autumn was working in the BMW hospitality suite.
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