Peter Phillips 'only stayed overnight with married woman because he could not book hotel room'

PETER Phillips only stayed at a married woman’s house because he was not allowed to book a hotel room, it was claimed yesterday.

Police quizzed the Queen’s favourite grandson, 43, over ­an alleged breach of Covid ­restrictions while he was visiting Lindsay Wallace, 40.

Her home on the Scottish north-east coast is 460 miles from Phillips’ pile in Gloucestershire.

Police decided Phillips, a marketing consultant, had not breached rules as he said he was there on business.

Lindsay, who is separated from her husband, is the daughter of a wealthy oil executive. Sources insist the couple are just good friends — and Phillips only stayed two nights with her because of Covid restrictions.

The source explained: “Hotels are not open to the general public in England or Scotland unless you are a key worker.”

Travel to Scotland for work is allowed if it is “essential” and cannot be done from home.


Phillips works for XF Medical, which provides Covid tests. However his spokesman declined to explain the exact nature of his work and why it was essential.

Lindsay is close pals with Phillips’ sister Zara. They both went to the £40,000-a-year Gordonstoun school in Aberdeenshire, where Phillips was a couple of years above them.

Phillips, who lives on his mum Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire, drove to Lindsay’s £475,000 detached house in an Aberdeenshire village last Thursday.

Police spoke to him and Lindsay the next day and offered “advice” about Covid restrictions.

The following day a car thought to be his Range Rover was driven away by someone with their hood up and wearing a Covid mask. There was no answer at the property yesterday, while a neighbour said Lindsay was away.

Phillips split from wife Autumn in late 2019.

A spokesman said: “Peter Phillips travelled to Scotland on business in connection with his work for XF Medical which operates in the Covid testing arena.

“We do not comment about details or circumstances of Mr Phillips’ accommodation when travelling.”

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