Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips is spoken to by police after he travels 460 miles to Scotland in lockdown on business trip to meet married mother-of-two
- Angry locals in a Scottish village called police with the Queen’s grandson arrived
- Peter Phillips was staying with a married mother-of-two while on a work trip
- He has insisted his 460-mile journey was made for his company XL Medical
- Woman is a friend of Peter’s sister Zara from their days at Gordonstoun school
Police have spoken to the Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ Peter Phillips after he made a 460-mile trip to Scotland to see a married mother-of-two.
Angry locals called the police after Peter, 43, appeared at the £475,000 home of his sister Zara’s schoolfriend.
Peter lives at his mother Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire but arrived in the village of St Cyrus in Aberdeenshire yesterday.
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.
The woman, a friend of Zara’s from their days at private school Gordonstoun in Moray, Scotland, is separated from her husband.
She was one of the guests at Zara’s wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall in 2011.
Angry locals called the police after Peter Phillips (pictured), 43, appeared at the £475,000 home of his sister Zara’s schoolfriend.
The woman and Peter, also a former Gordonstoun pupil, reportedly met again at a school reunion and his Range Rover was parked at her home yesterday.
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.
One local source told the newspaper: ‘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.’
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 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 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’.
MailOnline has contacted Police Scotland for comment.