COPS quizzed the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips after a complaint that he had driven to Scotland to see a married woman.
Police, who were called by angry locals, “issued advice” to Phillips, 43, who lives 460 miles away in Gloucestershire.
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The Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips was reported to cops for travelling to see a married woman in ScotlandCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Dad-of-two Peter announced his split from Canadian wife Autumn, 41, in February of last yearCredit: Getty
Phillips, who lives at his mum Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire, turned up in the village of St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire.
Police called on him and the 40-year-old mum of two at her £475,000 home.
But officers decided he was not in breach of any Covid lockdown rules after he explained he was on a business trip.
The woman — who is separated from her husband — is a pal of Peter’s sister Zara Phillips from their days at private school Gordonstoun in Moray, Scotland.
She attended 39-year-old Zara’s wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall in 2011.
The woman and fellow ex-Gordonstoun pupil Peter met again at a school reunion.
The journey taken by the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips from his home in Gloucestershire to Aberdeenshire
Peter pictured with his sister ZaraCredit: Getty
Phillips, who lives at his mum Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire, turned up in the village of St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire – 460 miles awayCredit: Rex
Dad-of-two Peter announced his split from Canadian wife Autumn, 41, in February of last year.
He was spotted outside the married woman’s house and his Range Rover was still parked at her home yesterday.
One local source said: “It seems wrong he has travelled here from England, whatever the circumstances. Scotland is closed and if you flew here you would have to quarantine for ten days.”
A spokesman for marketing consultant Phillips said the royal had travelled on business with his company XL Medical, which provides rapid Covid tests.
He added: “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.
The woman — who is separated from her husband — is a pal of Peter’s sister Zara Phillips from their days at private school Gordonstoun in Moray, ScotlandCredit: Getty
“Officers attended, spoke to the occupants and found no breaches of legislation.”
Mainland Scotland is in lockdown with travel only permitted for “essential purposes”.
England has been under a “stay at home” order with a gradual easing of coronavirus rules starting tomorrow.
Earlier this year it was reported Peter and Autumn were staying at Gatcombe Park despite their split.
Peter — the son of Princess Anne’s ex-husband Captain Mark Phillips — is 17th in line to the throneCredit: Rex
The pair — parents to daughters Savannah, ten, and Isla, eight — were said to be under the same roof for the sake of the girls and due to Covid.
Peter — the son of Princess Anne’s ex- husband Captain Mark Phillips — is 17th in line to the throne.
He is the Queen’s “favourite grandson”, say royal insiders.
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