Many have criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the way their future will play out by being paid from outside projects as they become financially independent. But while the two are being hotly debated, Queen Elizabeth’s other grandson, Peter Phillips, is cashing in on a Chinese Milk commercial.
Peter, 42, the son of Princess Anne, recently filmed two spots for a state-owned dairy firm which features the line “British Royal Family member Peter Phillips”.
In the commercial, the 15th in line to the British throne speaks about being brought up on Jersey milk from the herd at Windsor referencing the Gloucestershire estate Princess Anne owns. Peter even signs off on the commercial.
A spokesperson for Longleat House where the ad was filmed told the Daily Mail that permission was not granted to depict the estate.
The clip comes just after Prince Harry and Meghan have stated they will “uphold the values of Her Majesty” in any future projects that they take on as they step aside from being senior members of the royal family.
Harry and Meghan are certainly more high profile than his cousin, but should not all members of the family be held to the same rules? ET Canada has reached out to the palace to confirm if Peter had to receive permission from Queen Elizabeth first.
His younger sister, Zara Phillips, has also made money off of endorsements including Land Rover and Rolex commercials, without having to get approval from The Queen as she was never given a royal title.
Perhaps we will see Harry and Meghan selling maple syrup next.