The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips has separated from his wife of 12 years, according to reports.
Autumn Phillips is believed to have told her husband, 42, that she wants to divorce, leaving the Queen ‘upset’.
Friends say that Peter, who is the son of Princess Anne, is ‘devastated’ at the breakdown of his marriage.
Some are also suggesting that Megxit – which saw Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the royal family – hastened Autumn’s decision as she ‘wants to return to her native Canada’ – according to the Sun.
The couple have two children – Savannah, nine and Isla, seven.
One source close to the couple revealed: ‘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.’
The friend added that Autumn is a ‘favourite of the Queen’ and the move makes it feel as if the royal family is ‘falling apart’.
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