Queen Elizabeth II's Grandson Settles Divorce in 'Sad Day' for Couple

Peter Phillips—Queen Elizabeth II's eldest grandchild—has settled his divorce from wife Autumn Phillips.

The couple announced they had resolved the financial aspects of their split at the High Court in London and wanted to focus on their two daughters.

The couple asked for privacy on behalf of Savannah, 10, and Isla, nine, as they "adapt" to their new lives as a divorced couple.

Peter Philips is Princess Anne's son and made the queen a grandmother for the first time when he was born in 1977.

A statement read: "Mr Peter Phillips and Mrs Autumn Phillips are pleased to be able to report that the financial aspects of their divorce have been resolved through agreement, the terms of which have been approved and ordered by the High Court today.

"Whilst this is a sad day for Peter and Autumn, they continue to put the wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah and Isla first and foremost.

"Both Peter and Autumn are pleased to have resolved matters with the children firmly at the forefront of those thoughts and decisions.

Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips announced he and Autumn Phillips have agreed the terms of their divorce at the High Court. pic.twitter.com/sny1gYox2N

— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) June 14, 2021

"Peter & Autumn have requested privacy and consideration for their children as the family adapts to a new chapter in their lives."

The couple attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding together as recently as May 2018 and were photographed together at Windsor Castle.

Held in St George's Chapel, it was the same venue as for their own wedding ten years earlier in 2008.

Peter Phillips was back there again in April for the funeral of Prince Philip, his grandfather, when he walked in the procession between Prince Harry and Prince William.

Peter and Autumn met at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2003, five years before they married.

They announced their divorce in February 2020, when they released a statement confirming they would co-parent.

Quoted by Tatler, it read: "After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn jointly agreed to separate.

"They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship.

"The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one."

The statement added: "Both Peter and Autumn have remained in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years."

Peter Phillips was at the centre of a COVID-19 lockdown scandal in March after going to visit a female friend Lindsay Wallace, 40, at her home in St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

A spokesperson at the time told Newsweek: "Peter Phillips travelled to Scotland on business in connection with his work for XF Medical which operates in the COVID testing arena.

"We do not comment on details or circumstances of Mr Phillips accommodation when travelling."

Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips
Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. They have since settled their divorce. Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images