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Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips
Phillips and his mother in August 2012
Born Peter Mark Andrew Phillips
(1977-11-15) 15 November 1977
St Mary's Hospital, London, England
Alma mater University of Exeter
Occupation Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland
Religion Church of England
Spouse(s) Autumn Kelly (m. 2008)
Children Savannah Phillips
Isla Phillips
Parent(s) Mark Phillips
Anne, Princess Royal
Relatives Zara Tindall (sister)
Elizabeth II (maternal grandmother)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (maternal grandfather)

Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (born 15 November 1977) is the first child and only son of Anne, Princess Royal, and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. He is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Phillips holds no royal title or style and is currently 13th in the

Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Princess Royal
Line of succession to the British throne
13th position
Succeeded by
Savannah Phillips
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Severn
Mr Peter Phillips
Succeeded by
Viscount Linley

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  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 47380. p. 14415. 16 November 1977.
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Arms of Peter Phillips
These arms were granted to Peter William Garside Phillips, the father of Mark Phillips and grandfather of Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, in October 1973.

Mark used these arms differenced with a three-point label, and the younger Peter with a five-point label, until Mark inherited the plain arms in 1998.[31][32]

Per chevron azure and Or, in chief a horse courant argent, and in base a sprig of forget-me-not flowers, slipped and leaved proper.[31]


The couple lived in Hong Kong after Phillips moved positions within the Royal Bank of Scotland to head their sponsorships activities in the region. They now live in London where he continues to work for the bank.[25] Their first child, and the Queen's first great-grandchild, a daughter named Savannah Anne Kathleen,[26] was born on 29 December 2010 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.[27][28] On Saturday, 23 April, the Queen was present for Savannah Phillips's baptism, which took place at Holy Cross Church in Avening, Gloucestershire, near Gatcombe Park, the home of his mother. Savannah is 14th in line to the throne.[29] On 29 March 2012, Autumn gave birth to another daughter, Isla (pronounced eye-la) Elizabeth Phillips, who is 15th in line for the throne.[30]

Before her marriage, Autumn Kelly converted from Windsor Castle.[23][22] The service was conducted by David Conner, the Dean of Windsor.[24]

In 2003, Phillips met Privy Council on 9 April 2008.[16]

Marriage and children

In August 2012, it was announced that he would be the Guest of Honour at the 2012 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos at Wembley on 24 August 2012.[15]

Unlike his sister's personal life, Peter Phillips' personal life receives only limited publicity.[7] He dated Elizabeth Lorio, a cod liver oil heiress from the United States, for two years; in 2001 they lived together for eight months.[10] Later, he had a four-month relationship with Tara Swain, a flight attendant.[14]

After his graduation in 2000, Phillips worked for Jaguar as corporate hospitality manager and then for WilliamsF1 racing team, where he was sponsorship accounts manager.[7][9][11] In 2004, while working for WilliamsF1, Phillips was in a van in China with three other employees when the van was hit by a car. Phillips was uninjured.[12] He left WilliamsF1 in September 2005, for a job as a manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh.[9] In March 2012, he left RBS to take on a role as managing director at SEL UK.[13]


Following the death of his aunt Diana, Princess of Wales, Peter Phillips was known to be very supportive of his cousin Prince William.[10]

Peter Phillips went to Port Regis Prep School in Shaftesbury, Dorset before following other members of the Royal Family by attending Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland. Whilst at Gordonstoun, he was chosen to be head boy[7][8] and also played rugby for the school's team.[9] Then he went to the University of Exeter and graduated with a degree in sports science.[9] At university, he played for the Exeter University Rugby League team.

Peter Phillips was born at 10:46 am on 15 November 1977, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in west London.[1][2] He was the first child of Mark Phillips and Princess Anne, who had married in 1973.[2] His parents were said to have refused offers from the Queen that would have led to his being born in the peerage. Phillips was therefore the first legitimate grandchild of a monarch to be born without a title or courtesy style for more than 500 years.[2] Before him the last grandchildren born without any title or style were the children of Cecily of York, the daughter of Edward IV. At birth he was fifth in line to the Throne, and remained so until Prince William's birth in 1982. At the time of his birth, there was a 41-gun salute from the Tower of London.[2] He was baptised Peter Mark Andrew Phillips on 22 December 1977, by the then Archbishop of Canterbury Donald Coggan in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace.[3] His godparents were his uncle, the Prince of Wales, the Rt. Rev'd. Geoffrey Tiarks, Captain Hamish Lochore, Lady Cecil Cameron of Lochiel and Jane Holderness-Roddam.[4] Princess Anne and Captain Phillips (who also had a daughter, Zara, in 1981) tried to ensure that their children were kept out of the limelight.[5] As a child, he and his sister attended Trooping the Colour and a few other royal events with their mother. Phillips has two half-sisters, Felicity Tonkin (born 1985), the daughter of Mark Phillips and his former mistress Heather Tonkin,[6] and Stephanie Phillips (born 1997), the daughter of his father's second marriage to Sandy Pflueger.

Early life and education

  • Early life and education 1
  • Post-university 2
  • Marriage and children 3
  • Arms 4
  • Ancestry 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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