Queen Elizabeth's grandson splits from wife

Peter and Autumn Phillips (Photo: Getty Images)
Peter and Autumn Phillips (Photo: Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth's grandson, and 15th in line to the throne, Peter Phillips, is splitting from his wife, Autumn, after 12 years of marriage.

Peter, who is the son of the queen's daughter, Princess Anne, and Captain Mark Phillips, met Autumn in 2003. The couple went on the marry in 2008, reports People, and have two children together.

According to HELLO! Magazine, nine-year-old Savannah and seven-year-old Isla are close to Prince William and Kate's three children.

The couple will share custody of their two children, reports ITV News. A spokesperson for the family said, "The spokesperson said: “They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship. The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and, although sad, is an amicable one."

They added, "Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children."

Compiled by Bashiera Parker (Sources: People, HELLO! Magazine, ITV News)