Peter Phillips (Harry & Will’s cousin) marries Autumn Kelly at Windsor Castle

Prince Harry and William’s cousin, Peter Phillips, 30, married his Canadian fiancée Autumn Kelly at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle Satuday. Phillips is the only son of Princess Anne, who is the daughter of England’s ruling queen, Queen Elizabeth II, and the sister of Prince Charles. Kelly, 30, converted from Catholicism to the Church of England in order to marry into the royal family. Phillips is 11th in line to the throne.

Prince William was not in attendance as he was at another wedding in Kenya for Batian Craig, the brother of his ex-girlfriend Jecca Craig. William’s girlfriend, Kate Middleton, attended the Philips wedding in his stead.

Prince Harry was at his cousin’s wedding with his girlfriend Chelsy Davy. (He is shown talking to his cousin, Zara Phillips, a bridesmaid.) Also at the ceremony were the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla. There were 300 guests at the service including 70 friends and family of the bride who came from Canada.

The six bridesmaids wore Vera Wang gowns and the bride wore a dress by London designer Sassi Holford and a tiara from her mother-in-law.

The story of Phillip’s courtship of Autumn Kelly is romantic. She didn’t know he was a royal until she saw him on television:

The newlywed couple first met in 2003 at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, where Mr Phillips was working for Formula One racing team BMW Williams and Miss Kelly was employed in the main BMW hospitality suite.

When Mr Phillips kept his Royal connections quiet as the fledgling relationship continued to blossom, until Miss Kelly spotted him on a TV programme on the lead up to his cousin Prince William’s 21st birthday later in 2003, and the truth was revealed.

The couple have spent the last two years splitting their time between a west London flat and Aston Farm, a cottage on the Gloucestershire estate of Peter’s father, Captain Mark Phillips.

Mr Phillips, who graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Sports Science, now looks after the Royal Bank of Scotland’s motor racing sponsorship.

His new wife, a graduate of Canada’s McGill University where she studied East Asian Studies, is now personal assistant to veteran broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson.


Congratulations to the new couple. They look so happy and their wedding was beautiful. May they have a lifetime of happiness together.

It’s incredible how much Peter looks like his cousins Harry and William. Thanks to WENN for these photos.

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  1. Anni says:

    all the best to them. hope they won´t fall victim to the windsor-marriage

  2. headache says:

    She looks beautiful!!!

    Oh and I’m sure the real reason Will’s went to the wedding of his ex-gf’s brother is because you can’t have all the royals in one place. Were some natural disaster or worse to wipe out the venue, some half wit show cobbler would assume the figurehead throne.

    I don’t know why they didn’t just say that.

  3. Lick it, don't stick it says:

    headache- guess they didn’t say that to give anyone ideas. Best not to remind anyone how easy it would be to do that I suppose.

    I like Zara and Phillip. Princess Anne decided to relinquish their HRH title so they would be left alone/normal upbringing. Zara is an accomplished equestrian and might be an olympic contender. Both kids seem really normal and unaffected. They certainly have had no bad press. Their mom did a good job.

  4. headache says:

    Phillip here makes me think Harry might be Charles’ kid after all.

    Oh and one of those girls should have thought about taking some foundation to those tanlines. Just a thought.

  5. Heather says:

    Harry IS the son of Charles. Diana didn’t meet James Hewitt (the red head that some speculate is Harry’s father) until after Harry was born.

  6. Tracy says:

    She is only 30 and she needs a serious eye job. Her brides maids look like her daughters.

  7. Sleepy says:

    Headache, that is NOT true. There are many functions a year that all the members of the Royal Family attend at the same time (Trooping of the Colour, previous weddings, funerals, church services, etc.) Most of those were also more high profile than the wedding of Peter Philips… William not going is being viewed as a snub to Peter (whom he is quite close to). Some even consider it a snub to Kate Middleton since he is currently attending the wedding of his ex-girlfriend’s brother.

  8. Sleepy says:

    p.s. I think the girl with the tan problem is Zara Phillips, Peter’s younger sister. Zara has already had her tan-line problem pointed out in the British press, poor thing lol.

  9. coconut says:

    well, at least zara didn’t have her nose ring in for the wedding. ; ) they all look lovely.

  10. Mairead says:

    I see Camilla and HRH are sticking to their Philip Treacy hats/headpieces/perches no matter what 😉

    Just on the subject of the bride converting from RC to CofE – as far as i was aware there is technically no ban on a member of the Royal Family marrying a Catholic, but they must give up their claim on the throne. i could be wrong though.

  11. Granger says:

    Tan lines and eye jobs? You’re looking at pics of some lovely young women in beautiful dresses on the most wonderful day of somebody’s life and all you can do is pick at their imperfect tan lines and tiny little crow’s feet?

    Seriously cracked, people.

  12. Bellatrix says:

    I am, as Granger, surprised to read so much criticism regarding this wedding.
    The tan lines are not that bad and I would rather leave them like that than to risk to spoil my Vera Wang bride’s maid dress.
    As for the bride’s supposedly existent crow’s feet : I don’t see anything that screams “way older than 30, peep’s!”.

    They both look very, very in love and extremely happy.
    I wish this kind of genuine marriage joy to any couple on their big day…

    The bride looks lovely and natural. Her dress is simple yet looks expensive. What more is there to wish for?

  13. Megan says:

    What a gorgeous wedding, I love the flowers on the side of the chapel.

  14. fgh says:

    She’s lovely! Striking resemblance between Peter and Wills…

  15. risa kirk says:

    poor peter. he looks like charles. thank goodness harry’s father was not charles. harry will get to keep his hair. the queen is pissed that peter made money on the photos. tough. he works for a living. the queen just sits on her butt and collects millions in tax payer money

  16. Dave So says:

    What do I think to the Royal bank of scotland? RBS boss Fred goodwin should be stripped of his pension. If they pay him a profit related percentage he will get minus figures. Taking away his pension is the best option.

  17. Javier says:

    Best wishes to them! The bride looks very beautiful!