Peter Phillips & Autumn have ‘resolved’ the financial issues in their divorce

Peter and Autumn Phillips seen enjoying the racing at day one of The Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Glos

Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn separated in February 2020. While there were some stories in the British papers immediately following their split, the almost complete silence in the past fifteen months has been really f–king strange. Peter is literally the grandson of the Queen, the first cousin to Prince Harry and Prince William, and he’s messy as hell. But the British media has consistently taken a “hands off” approach to covering Peter’s dramas. Take for example his 460 mile booty call to Scotland several months ago – yes, that made it to the papers, but there was zero follow-up. If that had been some other royal man or royal-adjacent man, the papers would have turned the Scotland booty call story into a weeks-long saga. In any case, Autumn and Peter’s divorce has been settled quietly and it doesn’t look like we’ll get any follow-ups other than this:

The Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips has settled his divorce with estranged wife Autumn. Peter and Autumn Phillips announced in February last year they were splitting after 12 years of marriage.

The former couple were expected to hold a court showdown as they tried to reach a settlement. But a spokesperson for Peter and Autumn today confirmed they have “resolved” their financial issues at the High Court.

A statement said: “Mr Peter Phillips and Mrs Autumn Phillips are pleased to be able to report that the financial aspects of their divorce have been resolved through agreement, the terms of which have been approved and ordered by the High Court today. Whilst this is a sad day for Peter and Autumn, they continue to put the wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah and Isla first and foremost.

“Both Peter and Autumn are pleased to have resolved matters amicably with the children firmly at the forefront of those thoughts and decisions. Peter & Autumn have requested privacy and consideration for their children as the family adapts to a new chapter in their lives.”

[From The Sun]

We heard weeks ago that they were headed to court to hash out the financial stuff, but this makes it sound like they figured it out without needing any of the messiness spilling out in the papers or the courtroom. I hope Autumn held his feet to the fire about that – Peter’s finances are chaotic, and he’s clearly been profiting from being royal-adjacent for some time. Who knows what kind of money he has stockpiled away. I hope Autumn cleaned him out or at least got a healthy share. Anyway, I expect the British media will actually respect Peter and Autumn’s privacy. It’s pretty white weird.

Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn Phillips arrive for Gold Cup day, The Festival  at Cheltenham Racecourse  2019, Cheltenham Glos

Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn Phillips arrive for Gold Cup day, The Festival  at Cheltenham Racecourse  2019, Cheltenham Glos

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  1. JT says:

    Why do all of these women look alike? I could’ve sworn that was Sophie in the top pic.

  2. India says:

    Peter is a short better looking version of Elegant Bill.

    • Lorelei says:

      Lmao, I do see the resemblance in that second photo, where he sort of looks like he’s smirking

  3. Becks1 says:

    Interesting, right, how little coverage this divorce got? You know there was a lot of messiness behind the scenes, maybe most of the public isn’t that interested in the Phillips’ marriage/divorce but the press could have followed up a little bit more on it, considering they’re bitching about Joe Biden’s sunglasses two days later.

    • GraceB says:

      I wonder whether it really was that messy? I agree the press could have covered it more, regardless but to me it sounds like they might have just have handled it all very well and entirely between themselves.

      • Becks1 says:

        There were some very vague allegations about cheating and the money fight got hushed up really fast – so that’s why I think it probably could have gotten messy. I bet the money stuff got hushed up fast because no one wants people asking too much about how Peter got all his money.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The Snowdon/Linley and Lady Davinia Windsor/Lewis divorces were left mostly alone by the press too.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nota: in all fairness, not many people know who those people even are, and there definitely isn’t the level of interest that would make the kind of £ that stories about the Sussexes and Cambridges do.

        It’s not as if they’re ignoring them out of respect, lol. They just know the interest isn’t there. (Unless there’s some sort of scandal salacious enough that even people who don’t usually follow the royals would pay attention.)

    • It’s all about priorities with the 🐀Rota. How can this be of interest when there’s a week old biracial royal baby that needs to be taken down before it gets to uppidy?

  4. Merricat says:

    Is this divorce the first from this generation of the rf?

    • Becks1 says:

      Yup. They were the first married (2008) and now first divorced.

      • Merricat says:

        And of the queen’s children, only Edward is not divorced?

      • Becks1 says:

        Yup. Anne was the first to divorce I think, then Charles and Diana announced their separation, and then Andrew and Fergie…..I think that was the order. Andrew and Fergie were divorced before C&D but I think C&D separated first.

        Edward married after all the divorces and after Diana passed. (98? 99?) So he and Sophie right now have the best track record after the Queen and Philip.

      • Merricat says:

        According to age, it seems, though I guess it could be coincidence. How interesting! Thank you.

      • Lizzie says:

        I’m only going by my memory but I thought Fergie announced her divorce and it came out she was ticked off at how long it took Diana to announce because they had some sort of pact that they were both leaving.

      • Calibration says:

        Merri when it’s a marriage of total convenience, staying together is easier. Not like Eddie and Sophie were a love match.

  5. Sofia says:

    I imagine the lack of press coverage is that Peter and Autumn are pretty much unknown to the public so tales about their divorce wouldn’t sell. Or it could have been drama free (or at least not have any outrageous actions or accusations) so nothing to report. Plus they also had the Sussexes and the other more known royals to talk about.

    Now the David and Serena Armstrong-Jones divorce is the one I’d like to know more about

    • BayTampaBay says:

      The Phillips divorce got no press coverage because no one cares.

      Sofia, I am with you on David and Serena Armstrong-Jones as I would love to know more.

      • L84Tea says:

        Yes! That’s one blue-blooded divorce I would love to hear some details on!

      • Lowrider says:

        It does not matter that the public did not care. The media could have created dumb articles upon articles about the divorce but only wrote about his drive to Scotland.

      • Courtney B says:

        @fen I don’t condone cheating but, since mark and Anne were both cheating and basically living separate lives, I’ll admit that I found the story kind of romantic. Anne doesn’t scream Fairy Tale Princess but there was something about a dashing Naval aide falling passionately in love with her that appealed to my sense of romance. He was younger and she was already past the age of easily having children or at least likely wanting them. But he just wanted her. I remember when those letters came out. The Sun passed them on to Scotland Yard describing them as ‘steamy’ and, according to the Chief Inspector, neither Anne nor Tim were ashamed of their contents when interviewed and he was only concerned for her and her reputation and not his or his career. The royal reporter for The Sun felt for him as he had no public profile at all and then was caught in this very public scandal. But once it settled down, a photographer at a formal event noticed him standing near him and that Anne looked truly happy for the first time in years and others commented on how relaxed she seemed. The person who stole the letters was never identified.

    • Alexandria says:

      If they keep splashing news and fiction about these two like the press do with Harry and Meghan, the public would know them. Do it every day and every few hours. They would get notorious quick. Who cheated on who? Who blindsided the Queen? I’ve maintained before, the rest of the BRF has more skeletons, secrets, controversy and scandals than Harry and Meghan who have done nothing wrong fundamentally. The press just choose to protect them and don’t ask Andrew, Kate, William, Charles etc. proper, critical questions. The press don’t even ask what exactly did Kate do for early years. So it’s not that nobody’s interested. The press are not doing their job. If the press highlighted the Panama papers, the Buckingham palace repair cost, Andrew’s shenanigans EVERY DAY, the taxpayers would be interested to know.

      • equality says:

        The excuse among Twitter users is that it’s okay because Peter has never been a “working” royal and has no title. As if that makes him less related to the Queen somehow. And, supposedly, they would leave H&M alone if they gave up the titles.

      • L84Tea says:

        100% correct. I saw someone say yesterday–not sure if it was here or Twitter–that at this point they are not RR’s. They’re courtiers. They are not acting like journalists or reporters at all. It’s just butt-kissing on paper.

      • Sofia says:

        Can it not be both? The press won’t/can’t do their jobs AND people just aren’t interested in Autumn and Peter? Sophie was front and centre when Philip died and has done 2 interviews in a span of a year or two where she mentioned the Sussexes and still, interest in her isn’t particularly high. Even if the press reported extensively about them, I doubt interest would be raised.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        @Equality, first they said they’d leave H&M alone if they “repaid” the cost of Frogmore. Then it was “if they don’t like it, let them leave”, so they left. THEN it was “stop using HRH”, which they did…. and YET… they are STILL NOT LEFT ALONE. Literally, if they hounded these two into the streets, naked, they’d scream, “SEE, LOOK AT THEIR CHARACTER!!! THEY’LL STAND NAKED IN PUBLIC!!”.

        Sadly, I don’t think there will EVER be a point that H&M won’t be hounded by the BM. NEVER. EVEN if Harry says, “Ok, F*&^ YOU! I will no longer be PRINCE Harry. Happy?” Nope… even plain ol’ Harry Mountbatten-Windsor will be too much for the Saltines. They’ll want THAT name, too.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, the press could have pushed stories about Peter and Autumn for the past decade – he’s shady. I mean even his tacky-ass milk commercials were brushed off. Yes the public is more interested in Harry and Meghan (and Harry was always more popular than Peter) but we’ve seen the rota make stories out of total horse manure – they could have done the same for Peter if they wanted.

        It’s tricky to say “people don’t know who they are” because the press could have made sure people knew who they are, you know? It’s a cycle.

      • Lorelei says:

        @L84Tea exactly. They shouldn’t even be referred to as “reporters” because they’re basically publicists for the BRF at this point. They write what the palace tells them to write, even if it’s all complete lies. It’s such a deranged system.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ (TheOG) Jan90067, you are absolutely right!! The trashes will never leave Harry and Meghan alone, even after their deaths as they will then continue to bash their children, as they have already proven that they are shameless and unethical in every manner.

    • Lizzie says:

      Well if he marries a black woman tabloid interest will skyrocket a big, bad, way.

      • Alexandria says:

        True, it can be both.

      • Krista says:

        Honestly I think in the past stories about Peter and Autumn haven’t drawn any attention. They aren’t working royals, they live a quiet life… why would anyone be interested.

        Yes the news could be pummelling us with stories but look at how they are trying to make Sophia/Sophie (can’t even recall her name that’s how forgettable she is) a thing and that’s failing- no one is interested. They can put tonnes of stories out but people actually have to click/comment/engage and there is nothing engaging about them. They could totally make click bait- make up stories but I am sure Peter/Family would clear those up/Sue ect and the stories would fizzle out

        People are interested in Harry and Meghan because they are charismatic, interesting, and in the public eye. Sadly others are interested in them for negative toxic reasons. Anything about them right now would sell, hell as soon as Meghan and Harry got together anything about them sold

  6. Jais says:

    Idk? The tabloids could write about this couple a lot and hint at salacious details and splash their pics on the covers. Done enough, people would start to care. It feels like a choice not to.

    • SarahCS says:

      It’s totally a choice not to, The media chooses who and what gets the attention, ‘public interest’ was left behind a long time ago.

      • Lorelei says:

        Hasn’t the public interest always been mainly in the heir and the heir’s line? (Not being snarky, genuinely asking!) As far back as I can remember, the others are bit players- well, until someone like Andrew ends up in the limelight because of a scandal. I could be totally wrong but as an American, I can tell you that the Queen, Charles & Diana and William & Harry are the only ones that most Americans recognize.

        I’m only mentioning this because for some bizarre reason, Americans seem to be way more interested in this family than anyone in the UK is!

        Honestly though, Edward and Sophie could stroll down the street here and no one would have a clue who they are.

    • Merricat says:

      The tabloids reflect the politics of the people who own them.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    I bet Peter agreed to anything Autumn wanted so that his finances wouldn’t be exposed to the public.

    • Lolo says:

      PP is the actual favourite grandson. A lot of his mess gets hidden. The British public aren’t interested because they haven’t been given a reason to be invested in the divorce. Given the requests for privacy, I believe the divorce revealed a lot of information which would have been damaging to the BRF and PP’s business interests.
      Just remember when ever criticism of the Sussexes intensifies, someone else in the family is getting a fig leaf. The Lilibetgate was probably an exchange for stories about Peter’s divorce.

  8. Ainsley7 says:

    Autumn and Peter drama doesn’t sell. It’s really that simple. People don’t know who they are. The focus on the the Sussexes isn’t simply racism. Harry was most people’s favorite Royal, often above the Queen. Meghan was famous in her own right. People are just plain interested in them to begin with. If Meghan was white, there would still be a focus on H&M.

    Way back when William and Harry were in their 20’s and dating Kate and Chelsy, there was way more coverage of Chelsy. She got more coverage than Kate because she was more interesting. There was more there to talk about. Racism is why the press coverage is so overwhelmingly nasty, but it’s not the reason that H&M get the most coverage. Autumn is super bland and Peter is even more so. They’ve had some scandals, but they’ve been far enough apart that people forget they exist in between.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree. If there was nothing else going on, perhaps there would be more attention on these two, but right now the press is so H & M obsessed, especially with tearing them down and building up William and Kate.

    • MsIam says:

      Oh I don’t know, I think people would be pretty interested to hear about Andrew and Epstein drama but for some reason they don’t. And the drama about Harry and Meghan is over nail polish, pantyhose, etc. In other words fake. Why is that?

    • MF1 says:

      I do think the fascination over Harry’s marriage to a mixed race woman drives some of the coverage and public interest. But yeah, even if Meghan were white, people would *still* be more interested in H&M than W&K or any of the other royals.

    • Lady D says:

      “They’ve had some scandals,” They’ve had scandals or he’s had scandals? I’ve never heard of a problem with/from her, but coverage of her is certainly lacking.

  9. MaryContrary says:

    There was an article in the DM several months ago about Autumn and a “gal pal” with a story about them being out and about, lots of private photos. It was super weird. Sort of implying that they were more than just friends? The story got scrubbed within a few days. I hate that rag, but it’s interesting to see what they occasionally slip in there. For sure there are all kinds of shady financials with these two-but how dare the Queen’s grandson name his (partially black) daughter after her, amirite?

  10. Christa says:

    I read about woman on Wiki. It says she was working as a Budweiser girl when she met him. Lol. Yea, she’s going to retire now.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She was interviewing for the Canadian secret service, ran her own management consultant gig, worked as a consultant for a US software firm, and as a personal assistant to Sir Michael Parkinson (of the talk show Parkinson).

      Meanwhile, he had a company managing exactly two people – his sister and brother in law. Then he made money off his granny’s Jubilee and now he’s made money off PPE supplies during the pandemic.

      • Lorelei says:

        He’ll probably be like Scrooge McDuck, literally rolling around in money after the Jubilee next year

  11. candy says:

    Why do they always dress like Bonnie and Clyde?

  12. Lucylee says:

    Can she go back to Canada with the kids, or must she stay on the foggy isle to get child support?

    • notasugarhere says:

      She’ll likely stay in the UK and live in a house on Anne’s estate.

      • Lucylee says:

        Sounds like she is trapped. I wonder if she can get a real job?

      • Curious says:

        Autumn still lives on Princess Anne estate, they was not living together since the end of 2019, but made a statement in 2020 that they are separated. must be a huge place for Autumn to live in the same place, maybe lives in separated parts fo the same home so Peter ca be with the children as he always did . guessing she will continue to live there till the children turn 18 or till she dates/marry someone else.

  13. Curious says:

    some are saying why the press is not writing more about Peter/Autumn. after seeing what is happening to Meghan and Harry , i don’t wish that on anyone. sad thing about this is Harry/Meghan will never be left alone. the press will keep on writing fake stories unless the laws changed . god knows after i die my grandchildren and great grandchildren will be reading about Meghan/Harry children, and grandchildren, and after Harry /Meghan dies, the press will keep on writing about Harry/Meghan great great grandchildren.

  14. Isabella Saxon says:

    I feel like Peter’s coats are too tight. I don’t know if it’s bad tailoring or he wants to show off his build, but it’s weird.

  15. Robin Webb says:

    Love how he is always referred to as “the Queen’s favorite grandson”

  16. Bunny says:

    Isla? Savannah? Those are beautiful names, but I’m not sure why they are acceptable, but Archie & Lili are not.

  17. Lala11_7 says:

    You can ALWAYS tell which Royals are under the thumb of the rotten media…since Harry met Meghan…ANYTHING relating to ANY royal has been elevated to A list status….so if Peter’s mess…and we KNOW IT WAS MESSY…were given the SAME treatment as M&H…well…we ALREADY KNOW! Can’t wait to see what Peter gives them in return

  18. J ferber says:

    I think she is trapped in England as I remember her saying she won’t return to Canada. I hope that was huge leverage for her payout. I wouldn’t want to live on my ex mother-in-law’s estate. If I were her, I’d move to another house and start dating asap. Why not? He was probably “dating” during the whole marriage.