Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Royal Profile: 40 Facts about Peter Philips

  1. Peter Mark Andrew Philips was born the eldest son of The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Philips on 15 November 1977{Source}.
  2. He is the 1st legitimate grandchild of a monarch to be born without a title or courtesy title in 500 years, the last being . 
  3. At the time of his birth, there was a 41-gun salute from the Tower of London. 
  4. His godparents were:
    1. The Prince of Wales (his uncle, who he nearly shares a birthday with)
    2. the Rt. Rev'd. Geoffrey Tiarks
    3. Captain Hamish Lochore
    4. Lady Cecil Cameron of Lochiel 
    5. Jane Holderness-Roddam
  5. Peter has no biological brothers, but has one full younger sister{Source}:
    1. Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips-Tindall (1981)
  6. He has one brother-in-law
    1. Michael James Tindall (1978, m. 2011)
  7. He also has a niece:
    1. Mia Grace Tindall (2014)
  8. Through his father's past relationships and marriages, he has two half-sisters {Source}:
    1. Felicity Tonkin (1985) 
    2. Stephanie Philips (1997)
  9. From 1980-1990, Peter attended Port Regis School. 
  10. Upon graduating from there, he attended the same school previously attended by his maternal grandfather and uncles, Gordonstun School in Scotland. 
  11. He attended the University of Exeter, graduating with a Sports Science degree.
  12. After graduating in 2000, Peter worked for various organizations. 
  13. First, he worked as a corporate hospitality manager for Jaguar, before moving on to work as a sponsorship accounts manager for WilliamsF1 Racing Team. 
  14. He worked for Royal Bank of Scotland from 2005-2012. 
  15. During his time at the Royal Bank of Scotland, he worked in a branch in Hong Kong.
  16. He now works as a managing director for an organization known as SEL UK, where he manages his sister's equestrian career {Source}.
  17. Contrary to his sister's life, Peter leads a very low public profile. 
  18. He dated a few women before meeting Autumn Philips, and marrying her in 2008. 
  19. Together, they have two daughters:
    1. Miss Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips (2010)
    2. Miss Isla Elizabeth Philips (2012)
  20. In August 2012, he was the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Rugby Leauge Challenge Cup Finals between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos. 
  21. In June 2013, he participated in the organization of The London Leg of the Global Champions Tour {Video}. Mr. Philips also participated in the event in 2014.
  22. At his birth, he was 6th in line for the throne. 
  23. Presently, Mr. Philips is 13th after three uncles, six cousins, two 1st cousin 1x removed, and his mother.
  24. In 2018, he will move down another spot, to 14th position with the birth of the third child of his cousin The Duke of Cambridge.
  25. He is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh.
  26. In addition to his sister, he has the following cousins, who are also grandchildren of #25:
    1. The Duke of Cambridge (1982)
    2. Prince Harry of Wales (1984)
    3. Princess Beatrice of York (1988)
    4. Princess Eugenie of York (1990)
    5. The Lady Louise Moutbatten-Windsor (2003)
    6. James, Viscount Severn (2007)
  27. On his maternal side, he is the nephew of:
    1. The Prince of Wales
      1. Diana, Princess of Wales
      2. Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall
    2. The Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, The Duke of York (1960)
      1. Sarah, Duchess of York (1959, m. 1986-1996, div)
    3. The Prince Edward Anthony Richard Louis, The Earl of Wessex (1964)
      1. Sophie, The Countess of Wessex (1964, m. 19999)
  28. He was named:
    1. Peter: his paternal grandfather, Major Peter William Garside Phillips (1920–1998)
    2. Mark: For his father
    3. Andrew: for his uncle, Prince Andrew
  29. He is the former stepson of Sandy Pflueger (m. 1997-2012, div)
  30. He is the stepson of Sir Vice Admrial Timothy Laurence.
  31. He is the paternal grandson of Major Peter William Garside Phillips (1920–1998) and Anne Patricia Phillips (1926–1988).
  32. His paternal aunt was Sarah Anne Philips Staples (1951-2014, death) {Source}.
  33. Through his paternal aunt Sarah, he was the nephew of Francis A. Staples (m. 1981-2014, her death)  {Source}.
  34. His astrological sign is Scorpio.
  35. He is the son-in-law of Brian Kelly & Kathleen McCarthy {Source}.
  36. Through his wife, he has four brothers-in-law{Source}:
    1. Kevin Kelly
    2. Chris Kelly
    3. Ian Kelly
    4. Arthur Kelly
  37. During his days in University, he played for the school's Ruby team {Source}.
  38. He shares a birthday with 
    1. American actress Shailene Woodley 
    2. TV presenter Andrew Castle
  39. He shares a birthday with the following fellow royals:
    1. Princess Elena of Romania (1950)
    2. Mr. Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh (1992) (Jordan)
  40. The eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II is known to be close to his cousin Prince William and supported him after the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 {Source}.

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