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Five facts about Savannah Phillips

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Today marks the birthday of Queen Elizabeth’s eldest great-grandchild, Savannah Phillips. Learn more about the grandchild of Princess Anne here:

  • Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips was born on December 29, 2010, at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. She is the oldest daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips; the couple also shares a second daughter, Isla Elizabeth Phillips.
  • Savannah is the oldest great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She is also the oldest grandchild of Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips.
  • Her parents, Peter and Autumn Phillips, announced their plans to separate in January 2020. The couple had married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 17, 2008. It is understood they will remain living close to each other on the Gatcombe Estate in Gloucestershire.
  • Savannah was 12th in line to the throne when she was born; however, she is currently 16th. She will be pushed back to 17th in Spring 2021 when her father’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, gives birth to her first child. Her place in the order of succession will be unaffected when her aunt, Zara Tindall, gives birth to her third child in 2021 as they will rank lower than Savannah.
  • Savannah is often pictured playing with Prince George and Princess Charlotte and getting up to mischief. At Trooping the Colour in 2018, she was seen playfully telling the future king to stop singing during the national anthem before placing her hand over his mouth on the Buckingham Palace balcony. She was also seen making Prince George laugh at Princess Eugenie’s wedding – so much so that the young royal had to clasp his hand over his mouth to stop giggling.