12 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.

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

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

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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.

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Autumn Phillips's family continued to live in the Pointe-Claire area, where she attended a Roman Catholic parochial school, and then St Thomas High School, a Roman Catholic foundation.

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Autumn Phillips then attended McGill University, during which time she worked as a bartender, model, and actress, appearing in the 1996 film Rainbow, taking the non-speaking, though credited, role of Tigrette Number 3, and later in the television series Sirens.

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Autumn Phillips graduated from McGill in 2002, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies, whereupon she started a career as a management consultant.

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Autumn Phillips attended the 2003 Canadian Grand Prix where, while interviewing with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, she met Peter Autumn Phillips, who was, at the time, working for Williams F1.

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

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

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

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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.

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