Today in the city Windsor 25.02.2020

The Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn Kelly are divorcing after 12 years, but the couple denied rumors that she'll follow Meghan Markle to Canada

Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly are getting a divorce after separating last year. 
Phillips, who is the Queen's eldest grandson and son to Princess Anne, married Kelly at Windsor Castle back in 2008.
The news was broken by The Sun, and a spokesperson for the couple later confirmed the news to Insider.

Reports have explored whether Kelly might return to her home country of Canada, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently reside.
However, the spokesperson told Insider: "Both Peter and Autumn will remain in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years."

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The Queen's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn Kelly are getting a divorce after 12 years of marriage. 
British tabloid The Sun was the first to break the news of their separation, which took place last year, on Monday evening.



WORLD EXCLUSIVE Peter Phillips - the Queen's favourite grandson and son of Princess Anne - is to separate from his wife Autumn after 12 years of marriage, shocking the Royal Family. My bombshell story from tomorrow's @TheSun https://t.co/sgLi9qpWIn pic.twitter.com/F2RcXqPz29 — Dan Wootton (@danwootton) February 10, 2020



 
A spokesperson for the couple told Insider that since Phillips (son to Princess Anne, and cousin to Prince Harry) is not a senior royal, "it was not felt necessary to formally announce their separation last year."
"After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn jointly agreed to separate," the spokesperson said.
"They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship.
"The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one. The couple's first priority will remain the continued well being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah (9) and Isla (7)."

They added: "Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co parent their children."
The Sun speculated on whether Kelly could return to her birthplace of Montreal in Canada, where she first met Phillips before deciding to move to the UK to live with him in the early days of their relationship.
The pair married at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in 2008, the same location as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in 2018. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently spending time in Canada as a "transitional period" as they prepare to completely step back from the royal family
However, the spokesperson for Phillips appeared to deny that Kelly could follow the couple's lead and return to her native country.
"Both Peter and Autumn will remain in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years," they said.
They added that the couple have "requested privacy and compassion for their children while the family continues to adapt to these changes."
Buckingham Palace declined to comment when contacted by Insider.
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