Thursday, November 15, 2012

Royal Profile: Peter Mark Andrew Philips

Peter Mark Andrew Philips was born the eldest son of The Princess Anne and her first husband, Captian Mark Philips on 15 November 1977. He is the 1st legitimate grandchild of a monarch to be born without a title or courtesy title in 500 years. At the time of his birth, there was a 41-gun salute from the Tower of London. His godparents were:

  • The Prince of Wales (his uncle, who he nearly shares a birthday with)
  • the Rt. Rev'd. Geoffrey Tiarks
  • Captain Hamish Lochore
  • Lady Cecil Cameron of Lochiel 
  • Jane Holderness-Roddam
Peter has no biological brothers, but has one full younger sister and two half younger sisters-Zara Philips (1981), Felicity Tonkin (1985) and Stephanie Philips (1997). He has one brother-in-law, Mike Tindall, who married his sister Zara in 2011.

From 1980-1990, Peter attended Port Regis School. Upon graduating from there, he attended the same school previously attended by his maternal grandfather and uncles, Gordonstun School in Scotland. He attended the University of Exeter, graduating with a Sports Science degree.

After graduating in 2000, Peter worked for various organizations. First, he workedas a corprorate hospitality manager for Jaguar, before moving on to work as a sponsorship accounts manager for WilliamsF1 Racing Team. He worked for Royal Bank of Scotland from 2005-2012. He now works as a managing director for an organization known as SEL UK, where he manages his sister's equestrian career {Source}.

Contrary to his sister's life, Peter leads a very low public profile. He dated a few women before meeting Autumn Philips, and marrying her in 2008. Together, they have two daughters:
  • Miss Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips (2010)
  • Miss Isla Elizabeth Philips (2012)
In August 2012, he was the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Rugby Leauge Challenge Cup Finals between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos.

At his birth, he was 6th in line for the throne. Presently, Mr. Philips is 11th after three uncles, six cousins and his mother.

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