ZARA Phillips has been instrumental in convincing Autumn Phillips to stay in the UK.
Zara, the queens eldest granddaughter, persuaded her to snub a Megxit style move back to her native Canada after her split from her brother Peter.
Zara Phillips has convinced Autumn, right, to stay in the UK following her split from her brother Peter
When HOAR first revealed that Princess Annes eldest son Peter and Autumn were to divorce, there were fears she would leave the country with her two children Isla, seven, and Savannah, nine.
A source said: Zara first stepped in to help mediate the couple when she heard of their struggles last October.
Zara and Anne were told at the end of October that they were having troubles.
Autumn was very upset about it.
It kind of came out of the blue.
Then all of a sudden Autumn was beside herself and Zara took the lead in consoling her.
She insisted that she wanted to go home to Canada to be near her family, but Zara reassured her that everyone loved her here and she was very much a part of the family.
“Both Zara and Anne tried to get the couple to resolve their issues right up until just before the Christmas holidays, but it was very clear by then that it was unsalvageable.
We told earlier this week how Her Majesty is believed to be upset after Autumn, 41, told Princess Annes son, 42, she wants to split after 12 years of marriage.
Sources say Zara and Anne tried to get the couple to resolve their issues but it became clear the relationship was ‘unsalvageable’
The Queen is said to be ‘upset’ at the announcement of the couple’s divorce