'This Is A Sad Day': Queen Elizabeth's Eldest Grandson Peter Phillips & Ex-Wife Autumn Kelly Finalize Divorce
It's over! Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife, Autumn Kelly, have finalized their divorce.
"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," the former flames — who separated in 2019 — said in a statement on Monday, June 14. "Both Peter and Autumn are pleased to have resolved matters amicably with the children firmly at the forefront of those thoughts and decisions."
They added, "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 amicably with the children firmly at the forefront of those thoughts and decisions. Peter & Autumn have requested privacy and consideration for their children as the family adapts to a new chapter in their lives."
The 43-year-old is the first of his generation of royals to separate from his significant other.
Phillips and Kelly met in 2003, and they got married at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2008.
Last year, the pair announced the news that they were going their separate ways.
“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," they said. "The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one. The couples first priority will remain the continued well being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah (9) and Isla (7)."
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The message continued, "Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co parent their children. Both Peter and Autumn will remain in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years. Peter & Autumn have requested privacy and compassion for their children while the family continues to adapt to these changes.”