Sunday, May 18, 2008


The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Philips married his Canadian bride Autumn Kelly yesterday. The bride’s arrival was sadly met with rain showers. However the drizzly weather did nothing to dampen the happy couple’s spirits as they exchanged their vows in front of 300 guests, including the Queen and Prince Philip and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The bride wore a tiara which was borrowed from her new mother-in-law, Princess Anne, which beautifully complemented her Sassi Holford dress. Peter’s sister Zara was one of the bridesmaids. Peter Philips is the son of the Princess Royal (Princess Anne) and like his sister Zara, he doesn’t hold a Royal title or carry out official Royal engagements. He is the first of The Queen’s grandchildren to marry.

Peter has come under fierce criticism in the press this week for cashing in on his royal connections and “selling out” his grandmother, after it was revealed he had signed a reputed £500,000 deal with Hello magazine, giving them exclusive photography rights to the wedding and an exclusive interview culminating in a 20 page spread in the magazine, ahead of the wedding. The Queen and Prince Philip are reported to be furious, as is Peter’s mother Princess Anne. It is certainly a big turnaround and hypocritical behaviour for Peter, who like his sister usually tries as much as possible to keep a low profile out of the public eye, not easy sometimes when you’re related to the Royal family. The magazine described the Royal wedding as a fitting end to a “fairytale romance which has bridged social divides and continents”. Peter and Autumn met through work at the Montreal Grand Prix in 2003.

Photo:- Courtesy of Yahoo News


Marshamlow said...

I love a wedding. I hope they live happily ever after.

Naomi said...

So do I Marsha.

Pamela Heywood said...

Even Royals who don't have to carry out official engagements, probably have to eat, I guess and they'll need to set up home. The half million will come in handy.

Actually, I can never understand why "selling out" is such a big deal. I would have thought it was good news to have found a way to be self supportive, help pay for the wedding, whatever. In Peter's case it probably doesn't, but in cases where they would otherwise be supported by the taxpayer, especially so.

Just my 'umble opinion.

Miss Trashahassee said...


I luv the royals ...

Watching closely Fergie's 8/8/88 royal -- that's the year my son was born.

Still mourning Diana.

Miss you -- job and obligations have me up to my eyeballs until next year, but I'll be back!

Luv and BFF,
Miss T

P.S. -- I'm 1/2 McCartney!!!

SandyCarlson said...

She looks like a lovely young woman. Just gorgeous. Your write-up is wonderful, Naomi.

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Hi, Naomi!

That is so interesting to read about Royal family life, so exotic for me! :)

The bride is very beautiful! Hope she will be happy in this family - not easy job, I think ;).

Best wishes,
Svet and Kyle

Naomi said...

I suppose that's one way of looking at it Pamela even though Peter has come under fierce criticism from the Queen and some members of the public for selling his wedding story.

Nice to see you Miss T. Glad you're ok. Looking forward to seeing you back on the blogosphere again soon.

Glad you enjoyed the post Sandy. Yes Autumn seems a lovely young woman. I'm sure the couple will be very happy together.

No it isn't an easy job marrying into the Royal family Svet and Kyle but like you, I wish the happy couple well.