- Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandchild, Peter Phillips, and his wife of 12 years are divorcing
- Friends say Peter is devastated and in total shock that his wife has decided to split from him
- Peter and his wife Autumn have two children
Friends have revealed that Peter Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandchild, will be separating from his Canadian-born wife Autumn Phillips.
According to friends, Peter is devastated and in total shock that his wife of 12 years wants a divorce.
There are speculations that Autumn wants to return to her native Canada with their two daughters.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently living in Canada after quitting as senior members of the royal family.
A source speculated that Autumn's decision might have been hastened by the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan sensationally left the royal family in an attempt to have more privacy.
The source said: "Maybe she has been influenced by Harry and Meghan’s departure. Perhaps she thought if that can happen then I can leave as well? That might be unfair on her but you have to consider it."
Another source said: "Peter is absolutely devastated by this and just didn't see it coming. He thought he was happily married and had the perfect family with two lovely daughters. But he is now in total shock."
Peter is the son of Princess Anne, who chose not to bestow royal titles on her children when they were born.
In other news, supermodel Naomi Campbell has said she supports the decision by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to step down as senior members of the royal family.
Declaring her support for the couple, the supermodel said: "I support them whatever."
This is not the first time the 49-year-old model is supporting Meghan Markle even though she has not met the Duchess of Sussex.
Meanwhile, American media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey denied helping Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on leaving their posts as senior members of the royal family.
Winfrey said it is false that she was the first person the couple spoke to about their departure, adding that Harry and Meghan do not need her help figuring out what is best for them.
Oprah said she cares about the couple and is in support of whatever decision they make for their family.
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