Peter Mark Andrew Phillips

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Peter Mark Andrew Phillips
Grandson of Queen Elizabeth II

Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (born November 15, 1977) is a member of the British Royal Family, the eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. Peter is the first grandson of a British monarch not to hold a title. He is tenth in the line of the succession to the British throne.

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Birth

Peter Phillips was born on November 15, 1977 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in West London. His father is Mark Phillips, a former Captain in the Queen's Dragoon Guards. His mother is Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne, Princess Royal, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He also has a younger sister named Zara and two half-sisters, Felicity Tonkin born in 1985 to his father and his former mistress and Stephanie, born in 1997 from his father's second marriage.

It is said that on his birth, the Queen offered to create Peter a Prince, but was refused by Peter's mother, Princess Anne, who wished her children not to have a royal title. As Peter's father had already refused a peerage from the Queen upon his marriage to Princess Anne, Peter did not have any title at birth.

Education

Peter attended Gordonstoun school in Scotland, where his grandfather Prince Phillip attended. A keen sportsman, he earned a cap for the Scotland rugby team. He was also head boy at Gordonstoun.

After leaving school, he studied at the University of Exeter, graduating in sports science.

Career

Peter does not carry out any official royal engagements and receives no money from the civil list. However he does attend major royal events, and usually appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at events such as the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

Peter currently works for the Williams Formula One racing team.

See also


Preceded by:
HRH The Princess Royal
Line of Succession to the British throne Succeeded by:
Zara Phillips
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