Yikes, Queen Elizabeth’s Grandson and His Wife Just Split Up After 12 Years of Marriage

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From Good Housekeeping

  • Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Peter Phillips is separating from his wife, Autumn Phillips.

  • Peter and Autumn have been together for 12 years.

Well, there’s more drama out of the royal family. Reports recently broke that the queen’s grandson Peter Phillips is separating from his wife, Autumn Phillips, after 12 years of marriage.

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Peter (who is Princess Anne’s son) and Autumn met back in 2003 in her hometown of Montreal while at a Formula One Grand Prix, which we can all agree is the most royal meet-cute ever. The couple married at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2008 and went on to have two children, Savannah and Isla.

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Thus far, Buckingham Palace hasn’t commented on the news, but The Sun reports that there’s concern that Autumn could want to move back to Canada. A source adds:

“Peter is absolutely devastated by this and just didn’t see it coming. He thought he was happily married and had the perfect family with two lovely daughters. But he is now in total shock. Autumn is a wonderful wife and mother and a very intelligent woman but she’s been telling her friends for some time that there were issues. She is a favorite of the Queen and I’m sure Her Majesty will be very upset by this as well. It’s the last thing she needs after all her recent troubles and you get the feeling that the Royal Family is falling apart a little bit.”

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