Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips’ life from new girlfriend to very normal job
The Queenhad four children and eight grandchildren and of those grandchildren, her eldest isPrincess Anne’s son Peter Phillips.
Peter, 44, and his sisterZara Tindallwere born to the Princess Royal and her ex husband Mark Phillips although despite being so closely related to royalty, the pair have had somewhat normal lives.
Princess Anne’s son is a keen sports lover and studied for a degree in sport science at the University of Exeter before he went on to pursue a career around his passion.
His first job was for Jaguar, where he worked as a corporate hospitality manager before he went on to be a sponsorships account manager with the Williams Racing Formula One team.
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The sports lover took a different turn when, in 2005, he took a job as a manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh.
In 2012 he took a role at SEL UK as the company’s managing director, though according to the business’ companies house page he resigned from his role in 2022.
Peter is also a proud dad and with ex-wife Autumn Kelly he shares two daughters: Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10.
The pair, who were married for 12 years, announced their split in 2021 and earlier this yearPeter confirmed his romance with Lindsay Wallace.
Lindsay is believed to be the daughter of an oil tycoon and a long term friend of the royal family.
It is reported that Lindsay had met the Queen and was introduced as Peter's significant other at a shooting party in January this year. Speaking tothe Sun, one said the "very warm meeting" had "clearly delighted" the Queen.
Like Peter, the mother of two has also previously been married and is separated to be divorced.
Lindsay became close to Peter after spending time with him following the breakdown of their marriages.
Peter and his sister Zara have led somewhat normal lives despite being in line for the throne, though thereason they do not have royal statusis down to an archaic rule.
The pair’s father, Mark Phillips, is not in the royal family, so have no title to inherit. Although, reports suggest that it was Princess Anne’s choice not to give her children royal titles.
Former Buckingham Palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter said: “It was a masterstroke of the Princess Royal when she decided not to give her children titles.
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“Growing up as a commoner allowed Zara to thrive as her own woman, and there has never been pressure on her to conform. She has benefited from it in all sorts of ways.”
It’s thought that Peter was the first legitimate grandchild of a monarch in more than 500 years to be born without a title or courtesy title.
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