10 Facts About Autumn Phillips


Autumn Patricia Phillips is the Canadian-born former wife of Peter Phillips, who is the son of Anne, Princess Royal and the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


Autumn Phillips Kelly, her twin brother Christopher "Chris" and her older brother Kevin, were born in Montreal, Quebec, to Kathleen "Kitty" and Brian Kelly, an executive at Hydro-Quebec.


Autumn Phillips was baptised on June 18,1978, at Saint John Fisher Parish Church, and raised in Cedar Park, Pointe-Claire, in the English-speaking West Island region of Montreal.


Autumn Phillips's parents divorced when she was eight, after which her mother married commercial pilot Ron Magas and her father married Lynne, with whom he has two children, Jessica and Patrick.


Autumn Phillips did not know, until six weeks later, when she saw him on television, that he was Queen Elizabeth II's grandson.


Autumn Phillips then moved to the United Kingdom, living with Phillips in a Kensington, London, apartment and a cottage on the Gatcombe Park estate.


Autumn Phillips proposed to her with "a platinum ring containing an oval centre diamond with more diamonds on either side".


In 2010, they returned to London after living in Hong Kong, where Peter Autumn Phillips had a job with the Royal Bank of Scotland, heading its sports sponsorship activities in the region.


Autumn Phillips and Peter's first child, and the Queen's first great-grandchild, Savannah Anne Kathleen, was born in 2010 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.


In 2012, at the same hospital, Autumn Phillips gave birth to another girl, Isla Elizabeth.