The Queen’s first grandchild, Peter Phillips, is reportedly on trial to seek financial settlement to divorce Ms. Autumn.
In February 2020, the royal family was saddened when the Queen and Philip’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, confirmed that he and his wife, Autumn, had split up.
But the end of their marriage was consensual. The couple said they would raise their daughters Savannah and Isla together and it was the best choice for their “lasting friendship.”
Considered the Queen’s favorite grandson, Mr. Phillips is Her Majesty’s first grandchild to be divorced.
The telegraph reports a high court judge will hear from lawyers for each party next week as they try to separate their finances and reach an agreement.
The pre-trial hearing will be held remotely in front of Mr. Justice Peel in the family department. Gloucestershire Live Reports.
Mr. Phillips has retained Nicholas Yates QC, a senior divorce attorney whose online profile states he handles “complex cases involving significant assets and litigation” and “negotiates high quality postnuptial agreements”.
He worked with Ayesha Vardag last year, representing wealthy businessman Simrin Choudhrie, 38, who was seeking £ 100m from Bhanu Choudhrie, 41, an heir to one of India’s richest families, who appeared on Channel’s reality show The Secret Millionaire 4 occurred.
Mr Phillips, 43, Princess Anne’s only son, has requested registration restrictions that exclude the disclosure of financial and other personal information.
As Queen and eldest grandchild of the Duke of Edinburgh, Mr Phillips walked behind his grandfather’s coffin, who stood between the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, during his funeral procession in April.
In March, he was accused of breaking lockdown restrictions by spending the night with 40-year-old friend Lindsay Wallace in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Police officers reportedly visited the couple on the property and “gave advice” but concluded that the rules had not been violated.
It was reported that Mr Phillips, a marketing consultant, was on business in Scotland “in connection with his work for XF Medical which operates in the Covid testing arena”.
Mr. Phillips is at Companies House as Event Director of the Festival of British Eventing Ltd. listed. The accounts filed last October show the company made a loss of £ 26,412.
Both he and Ms. Phillips are directors of SEL UK, a sports and events company which is a division of an Australian company founded in 2012 by a friend of his father’s, Captain Mark Phillips.
Recent reports suggest that the company’s losses surged to over £ 300,000 in 2019.
He is also listed as a director of City Racing Ltd and the alternative energy company Fish Pond Ring Ltd, which produces hydropower on Princess Royal’s Gatcombe estate in Gloucestershire, where he and his estranged wife are said to live in separate properties.
The estranged couple are joint directors of Pheasant and Partridge Enterprises Ltd, a filming events company that had a net worth of £ 97,000 in 2020.