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Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips met oil executive’s daughter, 40, during 460-mile business trip

Revealed: Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips met oil executive’s daughter, 40 – a friend of his sister Zara who is split from her husband – during 460-mile ‘lockdown breaching’ business trip that saw him quizzed by police

  • Peter Phillips, 43, saw Lindsay Wallace, 40, a close school friend of his sister Zara
  • Police were called when Peter appeared at her £475,000 home in Aberdeenshire
  • Officers believed to have ‘issued advice’ when they spoke to the pair on Friday
  • But as Peter said he was there on business he was deemed to be following rules

Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, 43, drove to Scotland to see oil tycoon’s daughter Lindsay Wallace, 40, (pictured) a close school friend of his sister Zara

The Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ Peter Phillips drove 460-miles to meet with a married oil tycoon’s daughter in a trip that saw him quizzed by police.

Princess Anne’s son Peter, 43, drove to Scotland to see married mother-of-two Lindsay Wallace, 40, a close school friend of his sister Zara.

Furious locals called the police when Peter appeared at Ms Wallace’s £475,000 home in the village of St Cyrus in Aberdeenshire. 

Officers ‘issued advice’ when they spoke to the pair on Friday, but as Peter said he was there on business he was found to be following the rules.

Peter – who separated from his wife Autumn Phillips in 2019 – is said to be ‘besotted’ with Ms Wallace, who he has known for ‘quite some time’, The Sun reports.

Daughter of a well-off oil tycoon Ms Wallace attended £40,000-a-year Aberdeenshire private school Gordonstoun in the same year as Zara, 39. 

Peter also attended the school but is a few years older 

Ms Wallace is understood to be separated from her husband. She was was pictured (at the back wearing a cream-coloured top and a pink hat) at Zara's wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall in 2011

Ms Wallace is understood to be separated from her husband. She was was pictured (at the back wearing a cream-coloured top and a pink hat) at Zara’s wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall in 2011

Angry locals called the police after Peter Phillips (pictured with the Queen in 2014), 43, appeared at Ms Wallace's £475,000 home in the village of St Cyrus in Aberdeenshire

Angry locals called the police after Peter Phillips (pictured with the Queen in 2014), 43, appeared at Ms Wallace’s £475,000 home in the village of St Cyrus in Aberdeenshire

They are believed to have been reunited at a school reunion. 

Ms Wallace is understood to be separated from her husband.  She was was pictured at Zara’s wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall in 2011.  

Peter currently lives at Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire.

He has insisted the trip was made for his company XL Medical, which provides rapid Covid tests and police said no coronavirus lockdown rules were breached.

He has insisted the trip was made for his company XL Medical, which provides rapid Covid tests and police told The Sun no coronavirus lockdown rules were breached

He has insisted the trip was made for his company XL Medical, which provides rapid Covid tests and police told The Sun no coronavirus lockdown rules were breached

Peter announced the end of his marriage to Canada-born Autumn (pictured on their wedding day in 2008), 41, last February but the former couple have been living together at Gatcombe Park for the sake of their daughters Savannah, ten, and Isla, eight

Peter announced the end of his marriage to Canada-born Autumn (pictured on their wedding day in 2008), 41, last February but the former couple have been living together at Gatcombe Park for the sake of their daughters Savannah, ten, and Isla, eight

A source told the paper: ‘Peter is besotted with her. They have known each other for quite some time.’

They added: ‘They have been keeping things under wraps. Only the inner circle knew about this friendship.’ 

Peter announced the end of his marriage to Canada-born Autumn, 41, last February but the former couple have been living together at Gatcombe Park for the sake of their daughters Savannah, ten, and Isla, eight.

Peter lives at his mother Princess Anne's (pictured) Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire but arrived in the village of St Cyrus in Aberdeenshire yesterday

Peter lives at his mother Princess Anne’s (pictured) Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire but arrived in the village of St Cyrus in Aberdeenshire yesterday

A spokesman for marketing consultant Phillips yesterday said: ‘We do not comment on ­details or circumstances of Mr Phillips’ accommodation when travelling on ­business.’

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: ‘At around 6.40pm on Friday 26 March, 2021, police received a report of a potential breach of coronavirus regulations at a property in St Cyrus, Montrose.

‘Officers attended, spoke to the occupants and found no breaches of ­legislation.’

Mainland Scotland is in lockdown with travel only permitted for ‘essential purposes’.

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