AUTUMN Phillips and Peter Phillips made headlines when the couple announced their divorce in February 2020.

So who is this under-reported royal and what do we know about her?

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Who is Autumn Phillips?

Autumn Kelly is the 42-year-old Canadian ex-wife of Peter Phillips, the Queen's eldest grandchild.

She is a twin to brother Chris Kelly and has another older brother called Kevin Kelly.

Her parents are Kathleen and Brian Kelly, but they broke up when she was eight.

Her dad was an electricity company executive and fathered two more kids – Jessica and Patrick – with his new spouse.

Her mum ran off with a pilot.

She was raised catholic in Cedar Park, Pointe-Claire, West Island, in the English speaking part of Montreal.

She went to St Thomas High School where she did well at sports and acting.

Attending McGill University, she started her acting career while studying for a BA in East Asian Studies which she completed in 2002.

She focused her career in management consultancy after a brief spell with the Canadian intelligence services.

She has since also worked in other roles, such as a PA for Sir Michael Parkinson.

At the 2003 Canadian Grand Prix she stumbled upon Phillips, who didn't tell her he was royal until six weeks later.

She and Peter were married for 12 years until they announced their separation in February 2020.

When did Autumn and Peter get married?

The engagement was announced on July 28, 2007, prompting Autumn to convert to the Church of England so that Peter could keep his place in succession.

He allegedly proposed with a £80k platinum and oval centre diamond ring.

The couple married on May 17, 2008, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. with 300 guests, including the top royals.

They had their reception at Frogmore House.

They lived together in Hong Kong until 2010 due to Peter's work for RBS, when they returned to London, however they have maintained strong ties to Asia.

Peter described falling in love with her at first sight and was believed to be completely devastated by the divorce news.

Phillips family members do not have HRH titles due to Princess Anne's fear that it would prevent them leading a normal life.

How many children do they have?

The couple has two daughters, Savannah and Isla.

They lead a relatively privileged but ordinary life in London compared to their more famous cousins.

Peter and Autumn's daughters are the first children in history to be included in the order of succession while also holding dual Canadian citizenship.

The girls have been shielded from public view for most of their lives so little is known about them.

Savannah was born on December 29, 2010, and is the Queen's eldest great-grandchild at the age of ten.

Isla came along on March 29, 2012.

Where is Autumn Kelly from?

Autumn is from Montreal, Quebec, in Canada.

She was born there on May 3, 1978.

She retained her Canadian citizenship after joining the Royal Family.

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