14 February 2020 16:40
In a statement confirming the divorces, a spokesperson said: "The couple's first priority will remain the continued well-being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters, Savannah and Isla." The couple's spokesperson said both families were "naturally sad" at the announcement, but supported Peter and Autumn. Peter looked in high spirits throughout the event, held to celebrate and honour New Zealand's sporting excellence and posed for photos with Sir John Key, Richie McCaw and Team of the Year winners the Silver Ferns. Peter Phillips, Princess Anne's son and the eldest grandchild of The Queen, attended the black-tie Halberg Awards last night at Auckland's Spark Arena, just days after confirming his split from his wife of 12 years, Autumn Phillips. Two days later Peter, 42, and Autumn, 41, confirmed the news in a statement saying "they had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship. Adding, "The couple's first priority will remain the continued wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters, Savannah and Isla." The statement also shared that Canadian-born Autumn would remain in Gloucestershire where the family has lived for a number of years with the couple co-parenting their nine- and seven-year-old daughters.
Just two days ago Peter Phillips announced he had split from his wife Autumn after 12 years of marriage. But any troubles seemed far from the royal's mind as he attended black tie charity bash in Auckland on Thursday night. Mr Phillips, the eldest son of Princess Anne, appeared in good spirits and posed for a number of photos at the 57th annual ISPS Handa Halberg Awards for sporting excellence. It marks his second outing since he and Autumn, 41, released a statement confirming they had separated. Just two days ago Peter Phillips announced he had split from Autumn, his wife of 12 years.
The statement issued by Gerard Franklin, the couple's official spokesperson, reads: 'After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn jointly agreed to separate. 'They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship. Peter Phillips (pictured), who is an ISPS Handa ambassador, at the Women's Australia Open Pro am party with personal trainer and golf instructor, Andrea McGann, on Tuesday Peter Phillips, stepped out at the Women's Australia Pro AM Party on Tuesday night, pictured, hours after his split was made public 'The couple's first priority will remain the continued well being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah and Isla. 'Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children. 'Both Peter and Autumn have remained in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years. The couple are currently living under the same roof at their marital home at Aston Farm, on Princess Anne's Gloucestershire estate, Gatcombe Park, as they continue to raise daughters Savannah, nine, and Isla, seven, together. Just hours after the bombshell announcement Mr Phillips, who is an ambassador for ISPS Handa, attended a golf tournament for players who are blind or disabled in Australia.