Peter Phillips arrived at the Epsom Derby with his new partner Lindsay Wallace, whom he recently introduced to the Queen following his autumn 2021 divorce
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The Queen’s favorite grandson, Peter Phillips, arrived at the Epsom Derby on Saturday with his new girlfriend.
Peter arrived at the racetrack for day three of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with his new partner Lindsay Wallace, his sister Zara Tindall and their mother Princess Anne.
The businessman, the Queen’s eldest grandson, wore black tails with a traditional top hat and a ‘Royal Box’ tag hanging from his blazer to Surrey Racecourse.
While girlfriend Lindsay stood out in a coral red dress with a decorative cream fascinator and her blonde locks gathered in a neat bun.
The Queen was introduced to Peter’s new girlfriend earlier this year after he divorced ex-wife Autumn.
The monarch is understood to have met with Lindsay after a shooting in Windsor to signal the couple are “serious”.
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The royal introduction came almost two years after Peter announced his split from Autumn after their divorce was finalized last June.
A royal insider said the Queen is “one of the most important people in Peter’s life” so it was “only right” that he introduce her to his new girlfriend.
“It was a very warm meeting and the Queen was clearly delighted to meet someone who makes Peter so happy,” a source said The sun.
“It may 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 an important first step if they ever decide to get married.”
The Princess Royal represents her mother, the Queen, at the Derby, one of Her Majesty’s most popular events.
None of the monarch’s horses will be running this year and she will instead be watching the event on TV from Windsor.
The Queen was scheduled to attend the event but had to withdraw due to mobility issues.
On her Platinum Jubilee weekend, the country celebrated 70 years of her reign.
However, this year there have been ongoing concerns over the 96-year-old monarch’s health, with the derby becoming the second anniversary event she has had to miss.
Her Majesty was also unable to attend the Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s on Friday, but appeared twice on the balcony to open the festivities 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 waved and smiled from the balcony to greet the crowd.
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-sibling, Stephanie Phillips, who was born to Mark and his second wife, Hawaiian horseback rider Sandy Pflueger.
Royal insiders claim Peter is the “favourite” grandson of the monarch, who is currently 18th in line to the throne.
Peter and his sister Zara have never had HRH status and have previously been closely scrutinized as to how they make their living.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queens-favourite-grandson-peter-phillips-27146105 Queen's favorite grandson Peter Phillips takes his new girlfriend to the Epsom Derby