Autumn Phillips is still “crazy about England” and will not return to live in her native Canada, DailyMail.com can announce.
Last week it was revealed that the 41-year-old is divorced from Peter, her 12-year-old husband who is the oldest grandchild and nephew of the queen of William and Harry.
It has been widely reported that Canadian Autumn is planning to return to its native Montreal, along with its daughters Savannah (nine) and Isla (seven).
But talking exclusively with DailyMail.com, the older brother of Autumn, 43, said his sister has no plans to return to Canada and still happily lives on the Princess Anne estate in Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, UK.
It was revealed that the fall separated Philips from Peter, her 12-year-old husband who is the oldest grandchild and nephew of the queen of William and Harry. There had been reports that she was going back to Montreal with Savannah from the daughter, nine, and Isla, seven
Autumn’s older brother Kevin, 43, and her mother Kathleen tell DailyMail.com that Autumn is not planning to return to their native Canada and is still happy to live in the UK
The divorced father of two said: ‘She loves England very much and she will stay there. She has always been happy with that part. “
Asked how his sister deals with the split, Kevin, a former chef who now works for car leasing company LA Leasing, refused to say: ‘Ooh, that’s too much. No, I cannot comment on that. “
Autumn’s mother, who lives in the 41-year-old parental home in the Pointe-Claire neighborhood of Montreal, also said her daughter would not return to Canada.
Asked whether Autumn plans to follow in Meghan Markle’s footsteps and leave the UK, barber Kathleen Magas said, “No, no, no, she is not.”
Just like her son, she refused to comment further.
Autumn has been married to Peter Phillips for 12 years, the son of Princess Anne and her first husband Captain Mark Phillips.
When the couple got married in 2008, Phillips was the first of the Queen’s grandchildren to marry – and will now be the first to divorce.
According to a statement released Tuesday by Buckingham Palace, both families were notified prior to the announcement.
The statement went on: ‘After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn agreed to separate.
“They had come to the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and continued friendship. The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, it is a friendly decision.
“The couple’s first priority remains the continued well-being and education of their beautiful daughters Savannah and Isla.
“Both families were naturally sad by the announcement, but fully support Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to accompany their children.”
Autumn’s mother, who lives in the 41-year-old parental home in the Pointe-Claire neighborhood of Montreal (photo), said her daughter would not return to Canada
Asked whether Autumn plans to follow in Meghan Markle’s footsteps and leave the UK, barber Kathleen Magas said, “No, no, no, she is not”
Despite the split, Peter Phillips was mentioned in a obituary for one of the aunts of Autumn who died at the end of September
The split is supposed to have been on the map for months, with the queen as long ago as last summer aware of the plans of the former couple.
Sources have told DailyMail.com that the disintegration is more a “deliberate disconnection” than a dramatic split and that no one else is involved.
When the couple got married in 2008, Phillips was the first of the Queen’s grandchildren to marry – and will now be the first to divorce
But while the queen was promptly told of their plans in the summer, DailyMail.com can reveal that the Autumn family was not told so quickly – with Phillips mentioned in a death notice for one of her aunts who died in late September.
Jill Smith, who lived in Moncton, New Brunswick, was the youngest sister of the father of Autumn, Brian – one of the seven children of the grandparents of Autumn and Ivy Kelly.
In a death announcement written by her husband Gary – a former strip club boss who now runs the Moncton branch of hotel chain Days Inn – Jill is remembered as a loving aunt.
It goes on: ‘She is also survived by her cousins: Kevin, Chris (Victoria), Autumn (Peter), Alison (Mark), Erin (Spencer), Ian (Holly), Tyler, Wesley, Stephen, Kieran ( Emily), Ryan, Nick, Patrick, Regan and Jessica. “
Kathleen and Kevin would not comment on the news of the split.
Her father Brian, who now lives in Peterborough, Ontario with his second wife Lynne, and twin brother Chris, a bricklayer, also declined to comment on the breakup.
The upcoming divorce comes after a series of royal crises, including the departure of the Duke and Duchess from Sussex to Canada and the well-published friendship of Prince Andrew with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Meghan and Harry had initially claimed that they would divide their time between the UK and “North America,” but the Daily Mail revealed on Friday that the pair have now fired their 15-person British team of advisers.
The pair is currently believed to be locked up in a $ 14 million mansion in North Saanich, Vancouver Island, close to where Meghan was taken out with her dogs three weeks ago.
The Queen, Prince Charles and Fall and Peter Phillips during the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering in September last year. Autumn is considered a very beloved member of the royal family and enjoys a particularly good relationship with the queen
The upcoming divorce comes after a series of royal crises, including the departure of the Duke and Duchess from Sussex to Canada and Prince’s well-published friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew has remained unobtrusive since he plunged the royal family into a crisis in November when he gave a disastrous interview to defend his friendship with Epstein for the BBC Panorama program
Details of how the couple plans to finance their luxury lifestyle have also emerged, with the two taking a short trip to Miami, Florida last week to hold a banking event.
The pair are supposed to have taken a private jet, owned by JP Morgan Chase, to the upscale event and are supposed to have earned no less than $ 1 million for a speech in which Prince Harry spoke of spending years in therapy to recover from death from his mother princess Diana in 1997.
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew has remained unobtrusive since he plunged the royal family into a crisis in November when he gave a disastrous interview to defend his friendship with Epstein on the BBC Panorama program.
In it he also refused to empathize with the victims of Epstein and claimed that he could not have had sex with Virginia Roberts Giuffre because he was in a Pizza Express branch in Woking, UK on the evening in question.
Like Meghan and Harry, Andrew had to give up his royal duties in the aftermath of the furore and stepped back from a number of patrons.
Earlier this month it was also confirmed that the Union Jack will now not be flown outside public buildings to celebrate its 60th birthday on February 19 in a break with tradition.
The Union Jack is usually raised in the UK to mark the birthdays of all senior royals, including Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.