Peter Phillips makes his public debut with his girlfriend: Queen’s grandson is joined by oil magnate daughter Lindsay Wallace as he attends the Epsom Derby with Princess Anne and Zara and Mike Tindall
- Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips made his public debut with girlfriend Lindsay Wallace at the Epsom Derby
- Peter, who divorced his wife Autumn last year, was joined by Mrs. Wallace at the event on Saturday
- The couple attended with Zara and Mike Tindall and Peter’s mother, Princess Anne
- Peter joined senior members of the royal family for Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s yesterday
The Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips, has made his public debut with his new girlfriend, a year after divorcing his wife Autumn.
Peter, 44, was joined by old school friend Lindsay Wallace when he attended the Epsom Derby with his mother Princess Anne and sister and brother-in-law Zara and Mike Tindall.
Rumors of a romance between Peter and Lindsay first surfaced last year, and he showed he was serious about his newfound love when he took her to his cousin’s christening last November.
He then took the very important step of introducing Mrs. Wallace, the daughter of an oil magnate, to his grandmother the Queen.
Peter, 44, was joined by old school friend Lindsay Wallace when he attended the Epsom Derby with his mother Princess Anne and sister and brother-in-law Zara and Mike Tindall
Zara put on a stunning show in a vibrant blue dress as she joined her husband at the Epsom Derby Saturday afternoon
Princess Anne was quintessentially elegant in a cream coat and matching dress when she attended the event with her children
Princess Anne was joined by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence on Saturday at the Epsom Derby
A Phillips spokesperson confirmed at the time that Ms Wallace, 40, had accompanied him to the joint christening of Zara and Mike Tindall’s son, Lucas, and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s son, in August, in Windsor.
The daughter of oil magnate, Mrs Wallace, a mother of two, knows Mr Phillips and his sister, Zara Tindall, from their school days for £40,000 a year Gordonstoun.
It’s clear that Mrs. Wallace and Mr. Phillips have become close after spending time together after both of their marriages broke up. Mr Phillips finalized his divorce from his wife Autumn in June, 16 months after they announced their separation.
The couple share daughters Savannah (11) and Isla (10) and continue to live on Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate, in Gloucestershire.
Mr Phillips made headlines in March 2021 when he was spotted visiting Mrs Wallace’s home in St Cyrus, near Montrose, Aberdeenshire, raising concerns that he had violated lockdown restrictions every 460th mile round trip from his home in Gloucestershire.
At the time, the royal family insisted that the trip to Scotland be made as a marketing consultant for the company XF Medical, which had been formed last June to provide rapid Covid and antibody tests for companies, although sources said he was “faded” by Ms. wallace.
Ms Wallace, who is also separated from her husband, attended Gordonstoun, the respected Scottish school also attended by Prince Charles, in the same year as Zara. She was one of the guests at the 2011 royal wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall.
The ‘friendship’ between Mr Phillips and Mrs Wallace first came to light when enraged locals called the police when they saw Peter’s car in March at Mrs Wallace’s home, which cost £475,000 in the village of St Cyrus.
Officers gave ‘advice’, but Peter said he stayed there overnight while on a business trip, leading Scotland police to conclude he was not violating lockdown rules that only allowed ‘essential travel’ to the country. He was reported to have visited Ms Wallace in August 2020.
Peter announced the end of his marriage to Canadian-born Autumn, 41, in February 2020 and finalized their divorce in June 2021.