The Queen’s favorite grandson Peter Phillips takes his new girlfriend to the Epsom Derby
Peter Phillips arrived at the Derby from Epsom with his new partner Lindsay Wallace whom he recently introduced to the Queen following his fall divorce in 2021
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The Queen’s favorite grandson Peter Phillips arrived with his new girlfriend at the Derby in Epsom on Saturday.
Peter arrived at the racecourse with his new partner Lindsay Wallace, his sister Zara Tindall and their mother Princess Anne for the third day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The businessman, who is the Queen’s eldest grandson, wore a black tail with a traditional top hat and a ‘Royal Box’ tag hanging from his blazer to Surrey Racecourse.
While his girlfriend Lindsay stood out in a coral dress with a decorative cream fascinator and her blonde locks swept the bag in a neat bun.
The Queen was introduced to Peter’s new girlfriend earlier this year following his divorce from ex-wife Autumn.
It is understood the monarch met Lindsay following a staged shooting in Windsor in a sign that the couple “are serious”.
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The royal introduction came nearly two years after Peter announced his separation from Autumn with their divorce finalized last June.
A royal insider explained that the Queen was “one of the most important people in Peter’s life” so it’s “right” that he introduces her to his new girlfriend.
“It was a very warm reunion and the Queen was clearly delighted to meet someone who makes Peter so happy,” a source said. The sun.
“It may still be early days, but Peter wanted his grandmother to see that he was happy.
“It’s a clear sign that Lindsay has now been firmly welcomed into The Firm and a major first step should they ever choose to marry.”
The Princess Royal represents her mother the Queen at the Derby, one of Her Majesty’s favorite events.
None of the monarch’s horses will race this year and she will instead watch the event on TV from Windsor.
The Queen was due to attend the event but was forced to pull out due to mobility issues.
His Platinum Jubilee weekend saw the country transform to celebrate 70 years of his rule.
But this year there have been lingering concerns about the 96-year-old monarch’s health, with the Derby becoming the second Jubilee event she has been forced to miss.
Her Majesty was also unable to attend the Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s on Friday, but appeared on the balcony twice for the opening celebrations earlier in the week.
Zara’s husband Mike Tindall and Princess Anne’s husband Sir Tim Laurence accompanied the royal trio to the racecourse.
The Princess Royal and her husband were seen waving and smiling from the balcony to greet the crowds.
Peter is the son of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips.
The 44-year-old and his sister Zara also have a lesser-known half-brother, Stephanie Phillips, born to Mark and his second wife, Hawaiian equestrian Sandy Pflueger.
Royal insiders claim Peter is the ‘favorite’ grandson of the monarch who is currently 18th in line to the throne.
Peter and his sister Zara have never held HRH status and have previously come under scrutiny over how they make their money.