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Peter Phillips
Full Name: Peter Mark Andrew Phillips
Father: Mark Phillips
Mother: Princess Anne, Princess Royal
Relation to Elizabeth II: Grandson
Born: November 15, 1977 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
Current Age:
Married: Autumn Kelly on May 17, 2008 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor
Children: Savannah Phillips

Peter Phillips was born on 15 November 1977 at St Mary’s hospital, Paddington in London. He is the eldest child of Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips. He was educated at in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and then like other members of the Royal Family at Gordonstoun School in Scotland where he became head boy. He is a keen sportsman and played rugby for the Scottish Schools team. He went on to Exeter University and graduated with a degree in Sports Studies.

After his graduation he worked for Jaguar cars as a hospitality manager and then for Williams Formula One motor racing team as a sponsorship manager. Since September 2005 he has worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Unlike his sister Zara, his private life has been rarely publicised. On 3 August 2007 his engagement was announced to Autumn Kelly a Canadian management consultant whom he met at the Montreal Canadian Grand Prix in 2003. She moved to the UK to be with Peter, and they shared a cottage on the Gatscombe estate in Gloucester.

Peter and Autumn were married at St Georges Chapel, Windsor, on 17 May 2008. He is the first of the Queen's grandchildren to marry. Autumn Kelly was a Roman Catholic so that under the 1701 Act of Settlement Peter would have had to give up his place in line of succession to the throne. However she renounced her Catholic faith and converted Church of England, so he remains 11th in line to the throne. The couple do not undertake any royal duties. He works for the Royal Bank of Scotland and they lived in Hong Kong from 2008 to 2010 before returning to England. Their daughter Savannah was born in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on 29 December 2010, and is the first great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II. Savannah was baptised on Saturday, 23 April 2011, at Holy Cross Church in Avening, Gloucestershire, near the Princess Royal's home Gatcombe Park. On 29 March 2012 their second daughter Isla Elizabeth Phillips was born.