Meet Peter Phillips, the royal cousin walking between Harry and William at Prince Philip's funeral

Meet Peter Phillips, the royal cousin walking between Harry and William at Prince Philip's funeral
Peter Phillips attends day five of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 22, 2019 in Ascot, England.Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
  • Peter Philips is the royal walking between William and Harry at Prince Philip's funeral.
  • He is the son of Princess Anne and her ex-husband Captain Mark Phillips, and Zara Tindall's brother.
  • Peter has no title as his father was not a royal, so one did not pass to him through the male line.

Peter Philips is the royal family member who walked between Prince William and Prince Harry at Prince Philip's funeral in Windsor on Saturday, April 17.

The 43-year-old royal is the eldest child and only son of Princess Anne and her ex-husband Captain Mark Phillips, as well as the brother of Zara Tindall, 39.

Philips, who was born on November 15, 1977, at St. Mary's Hospital, is reportedly the queen's "favorite grandson" according to Grazia, although he does not have an HRH title.
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As Philips' father is not a royal, he has not inherited a title through the male line, as required by royal custom. BBC previously reported that Princess Anne and Mark Philips "are said to have rejected an offer from the Queen of titles which would have enabled their children to be born into the peerage."

Due to this, Philips does not have a role as a working royal, and is currently a managing director at SEL UK, a boutique sports management company.

Philips also has two children with his ex-wife Autumn Kelly whom he separated from in 2020 after 12 years of marriage, Insider's Mikhaila Friel previously reported. The couple's daughters Savannah and Isla are aged 10 and 9 respectively.
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The pair married at St George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle in 2008, the same location where Prince Philip's funeral took place.

"After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn jointly agreed to separate," a spokesperson for the couple told Insider at the time. "They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship," the statement added.
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Town and Country Magazine reports that Philips was 5th in line to the throne at the time of his birth, but he is now 17th in line, according to Harper's Bazaar.

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