Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Queen Elizabeth, Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips
On Wednesday, the Queen presented celebrated pianist Dame Imogen Cooper with Her Majesty's Medal for Music. A photo shows the monarch meeting with Cooper inside Buckingham Palace, where the Queen has several portraits of her grandchildren with their partners displayed in the background.
The portrait of Peter and Autumn (née Kelly) is featured in a gold frame all the way to the left, with Autumn sporting a red outfit while Peter wears a suit as the pose.
The Queen presented the celebrated pianist Dame Imogen Cooper with Her Majesty’s Medal for Music today, in an Audience at Buckingham Palace 🎹🏅
The Medal is awarded to an outstanding individual or group of musicians who have influenced the musical life of the nation 🎶 pic.twitter.com/mFkaCLljoa
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 13, 2021
"Whilst this is a sad day for Peter and Autumn, they continue to put the wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah and Isla first and foremost," they said in the statement. "Both Peter and Autumn are pleased to have resolved matters amicably with the children firmly at the forefront of those thoughts and decisions."
They added, "Peter & Autumn have requested privacy and consideration for their children as the family adapts to a new chapter in their lives."
Princess Anne's son, 43, is the first of his generation of royals to separate from his spouse.
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Autumn and Peter Phillips with daughters Savannah and Isla
Peter, a sports marketing consultant, met Autumn, a management consultant, in 2003 in her hometown of Montreal at the Formula One Grand Prix. They wed at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2008.
Weeks after announcing their split, Peter and Autumn were all smiles as they watched horse races at the Cheltenham Festival, excitedly cheering and happily chatting to each other.
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips
A spokesperson for the pair confirmed the news of their split in February but assured it was an "amicable" breakup.
"They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship," the spokesman said. "The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one."
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