Queen's soon-to-be-single grandson Peter Phillips snapped partying with Sir John Key

After confirming he would divorce his wife, the Queen's grandson Peter Phillips has been snapped partying with Sir John Key in Auckland.

The announcement from Peter - the son of Princess Anne - and his wife Autumn that after 12 years of marriage they would separate was another blow for the British royal family after the recent Megxit drama.

While it has been reported it was Autumn's decision and Peter was left "devastated", the soon-to-be-single royal spent Valentine's Day Eve clearly enjoying himself alongside former Prime Minister Key at the ISPS Handa Halberg Award on Thursday. 

Images from the glitzy event show Peter in multiple photos with Sir John as well as former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw. The royal was at the event as he is a patron of ISPS Handa. The International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS) is a Japanese not-for-profit organisation supports blind golf worldwide. 

Sir John and Peter presented the Silver Ferns with their Team of the Year award.

Queen's soon-to-be-single grandson Peter Phillips snapped partying with Sir John Key
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 13: The ISPS Handa Team of the Year winners are  Silver Ferns (Netball)  presented by Sir John Key and Peter Phillips at the ISPS Handa Halberg Awards on February 13, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)
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In a statement confirming the divorces, a spokesperson said: "The couple's first priority will remain the continued well-being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters, Savannah and Isla."

On Tuesday, The Sun cited sources saying the Queen was upset by the news, which had come out of nowhere and shocked friends of the pair. 

The couple's spokesperson said both families were "naturally sad" at the announcement, but supported Peter and Autumn.

"Both Peter and Autumn have remained in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years."

Peter met Autumn at the 2003 Canadian Grand Prix and they were married in 2008 at Windsor Castle. Peter, who is 15th in line to the Crown, most recently courted attention when he appeared in a Chinese milk company's advertisement.