Almost a month after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all aired, the palace is dealing with yet another scandal. This time, Queen Elizabeth's grandson Peter Phillips was accused of violating COVID-19 guidelines amid lockdown after he visited a woman in Scotland.
As a result, the cops were called on him when he was spotted at one of his sister's friends homes, which is 460 miles away from his residence in Gloucestershire, where he lives with his mom, Princess Anne.
“At around 6:40 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of a potential breach of coronavirus regulations at a property in St Cyrus,” a spokesperson for Scotland police said. “Officers attended, spoke to the occupants and found no breaches of legislation.”
England is under a stay-at-home order, while Scotland is letting people travel for "essential purposes" only.
Phillips' spokesman said that he was on official business with his company, XL Medical, which provides rapid COVID tests.
One day later, the woman was identified as Lindsay Wallace, a close friend of his sister Zara Tindall's.
“Peter is besotted with her. They have known each other for quite some time," a source told The Sun about Phillips' new flame. “This latest trip isn’t the first time he has been to Scotland to visit her. They have been keeping things under wraps. Only the inner circle knew about this friendship.”
“It’s been hush-hush but it has been going on for quite a while. Lindsay is from quite a wealthy background," another insider said. “Her father worked in the oil industry and the family pride themselves on being a Christian family who are pillars of their local community. Lindsay keeps in touch with a few of the girls from Gordonstoun but really cherishes her friendship with Zara.”
However, HELLO! magazine reported that the two are just friends, and Phillips — who split from wife Autumn in 2019 — stayed at Wallace's house in St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire, since there were no hotels in the area.