THE Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have announced that they are getting a divorce.
A statement issued on their behalf said the decision was “the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship.”
It was confirmed that they have already separated and will share custody of their children Savannah, 9, and Isla, 7.
The couple told the Queen and other Royal Family members about their decision last year. Both of their families were “sad” but “fully supportive” of the decision to “co-parent”, the statement added.
“The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one,” the statement read.
It added: “Peter and Autumn have requested privacy and compassion for their children while the family continues to adapt to these changes.”
Peter Phillips, 42, is the son of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. He is the eldest grandchild of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
While Phillips is a member of the Royal Family, he is not a working royal and does not have a title, according to the BBC.
Phillips met Canadian management consultant Autumn Kelly, 41, at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in 2003. They married in 2008 in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding would take place ten years later.