The royal couple, Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his Canadian-born wife Autumn Phillips, are divorcing after 12 years of their blissful marriage.
A verified source reported The Sun: Peter thought that he was 'happily married' and has been blindsided the breakdown in their relationship.
The split of the elder grandson's marriage will be painful for the Queen, particularly following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step down from the duties.
The news came out weeks after Harry and Markle's departure. Another site cites: 'Maybe she has been influenced by the latest explosive developments within the Royal Family? Perhaps she thought if that can happen, then I can leave as well? That might be unfair on her, but you have to consider it.'
Added: Peter and Autumn had simply grown apart. And now, 'Peter is absolutely devastated by this and just didn't see it coming. He thought he was happily married and had the perfect family with two lovely daughters. But he is now in total shock.'
The couple got married on 17 May 2008 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Peter Phillips, currently 15th in line to the throne, met his better half when he was 11th in line to the throne. It was during his business trip at the 2003 Montreal Grand Prix where when he was still the employee of Jaguar as a corporate hospitality manager. They started dating after they met each other in the show.