Princess Anne’s Son Just Announced His Divorce, Taking Queen Elizabeth’s Year From Bad to Worse

by Jeremy Spirogis
Queen Elizabeth, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips

There are few issues Queen Elizabeth hates greater than drama
in the family
, although it looks like the previous yr has been nothing however. From
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle abruptly resigning as senior royals to the queen’s
son Prince Andrew going through a ton of scrutiny for his
alleged involvement
with convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein, it appears
like nonstop unhealthy information has turn into the brand new norm.

 And now one other royal
member of the family introduced his intention to divorce. Princess Anne’s son and the
queen’s grandson
Peter Phillips
not too long ago stated he and his spouse, Autumn, are splitting up after
being married for near 12 years. The couple has two daughters collectively.

Queen Elizabeth, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips
Queen Elizabeth II, Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Peter and Autumn Phillips didn’t must observe royal
protocol for the divorce

Unlike his mom Princess Anne, who divorced Peter’s father
Captain Mark Phillips in 1992, Peter Phillips didn’t have to hunt his
grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s council prior to creating the choice to get
divorced. That’s as a result of he isn’t a working royal and doesn’t have a title.

“He is the Queen’s
grandson, however he has no position throughout the monarchy,” royal professional Marlene Koenig
told
Insider
. “He is a private citizen whose mom is a princess.”

Peter is probably not an integral member of the royal household, however he’s nonetheless technically a royal. His divorce most likely disenchanted Queen Elizabeth but once more. In a press release, the Palace did voice their help. “Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children,” it stated.

The Phillips familyThe Phillips family
Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Divorce is frequent within the British
royal household

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrated 72 years of marriage in Nov. 2019. This milestone, sadly, isn’t too frequent within the British royal household. Most of the queen’s kids have been married and divorced, and now even her grandchildren are following of their mother and father’ footsteps.

The queen is particularly delicate to any unfavorable consideration forged on her household that will make them look unhealthy to outsiders. Plus as the pinnacle of the Church of England, she has a vested curiosity in selling lasting marriages. Peter’s divorce isn’t as detrimental as Prince William’s can be. Still, this newest occasion is simply one other unfavorable in an already tumultuous yr.

Queen Elizabeth hopes the great
will outweigh the unhealthy in 2020

Queen Elizabeth and familyQueen Elizabeth and family
Queen Elizabeth and household | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The Palace not too long ago introduced happier information after they set a date for Princess Beatrice’s May 29 royal wedding ceremony. The nuptial celebration shall be small and intimate, with a ceremony at The Chapel Royal at St. James’s Place. The queen will host the marriage reception at Buckingham Palace, which she hasn’t executed since Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding ceremony in 2011.

Even although Her Majesty is undoubtedly
disenchanted that her oldest grandson is getting divorced, she is trying ahead
to turning over extra obligations to different relations within the coming
weeks. Plus, she’s planning an epic royal wedding ceremony to take everybody’s consideration
off the unfavorable.

The queen can’t management unhealthy
issues that can inevitably occur. The solely factor she will do is intensify the
optimistic and hope for the perfect.

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