Queen’s grandson and his wife to divorce
Peter Phillips is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II at 42 years old, he is the son of Princess Anne (the queen’s only daughter) and like his mother, he is divorcing his wife Autumn after 12 years of marriage.
The couple told journalists in a statement the while their separation was sad, they are amicable and plan to share the custody of their two daughters, Savannah 9 years old and Isla 7 years old, peacefully.
When Autumn Kelly, a Canadian management consultant, married Peter, she had to renounce her Catholic faith and convert to the Church of England because her husband was the 15th in line to the throne.
The news of their divorce came right after the announcement of Prince Harry and his wife Megan of quitting their royal duties and seeking financial independence away from the royal family. Peter was said to be a favourite of the queen.