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Peter Phillips' new girlfriend Harriet Sperling shows 'tight' bond with Savannah and Isla at the polo - exclusive photos

The King's nephew, 46, laughed and took selfies with his new girlfriend

Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
Updated: 5 days ago
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It may be early days for Peter Phillips and his new relationship with Harriet Sperling, but the pair already appear to be a "tight unit" with their respective children.

 The couple were pictured packing on the PDA at the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at the Beaufort Club in Tetbury last Saturday, with NHS nurse Harriet looking elegant in a cobalt blue midi dress and wedges.

Peter, 46, was accompanied by his daughters, Savannah, 13, and Isla, 12, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Autumn, with Harriet's daughter also joining in the fun at the festival.

A source tells HELLO!: "As they arrived at the polo, Peter was introducing Harriet to some of the guests, but she seemed to know quite a few people, so she's clearly been on the scene a little bit. They had a table where they had lunch and were joined by Peter's daughters, Savannah and Isla, and Harriet's daughter. The girls had obviously been on the fun fair and were sitting on a massive shark plushie that they'd won, it was all very relaxed.

"At one point, Savannah returned to the table and seemed a bit upset, and Harriet was putting her arm around her and comforting her. They're a tight unit, very quickly, they seem to be a bit of a family. Harriet seems very motherly and very good with the kids."

Harriet appeared to comfort Peter's eldest daughter, Savannah 
© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling
Harriet appeared to comfort Peter's eldest daughter, Savannah

Peter's relationship with Harriet was confirmed last month, with a friend of the King's nephew saying that he has met someone "recently" and they are "spending time together", but it's too early to be anything more at this stage.

The pair cuddled, kissed and sipped wine as they watched the action between England and New Zealand in two international matches.

Peter Phillips kissing Harriet Sperling© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling
The pair only had eyes for each other

The source tells HELLO! "They were laughing, taking selfies, she was taking pictures with the kids. At one point they were posing together as a couple and Savannah was taking pictures of them.

"It was totally relaxed, while Peter and Harriet were chatting, Isla was off playing somewhere, Savannah was with a group of pals watching the polo from the stands and then they would all come together now and again."

Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling attend the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling
The couple's romance was confirmed last month

 Savannah, wearing a pink floral dress and a denim jacket, took turns larking about with the shark toy with her younger sister, Isla, who sported a black top and patterned skirt, as Harriet snapped away, taking pictures on her phone.

It comes just weeks after Harriet was first pictured with Princess Anne's son at the Badminton Horse Trials, as they supported Peter's sister and equestrian, Zara Tindall.

Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling attend the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling
Peter put his arm around youngest daughter, Isla, as they watched the match, with Harriet by his side

Peter's official spokesperson, Gerard Franklin, tells HELLO!: "Peter attended a charity luncheon and fundraiser at the Beaufort club with Miss Harriet Sperling to support LAP Research UK (Liver and Pancreas Research UK). 

"Peter attended the luncheon in his role as Patron to support the charity and help raise valuable funds into the research that LAP undertakes."

Who is Harriet Sperling?

Harriet is a writer and an NHS nurse. She recently penned a story in Woman Alive magazine opening up about her experience of raising children alone. 

It's rumoured that Harriet and Peter met at a sports event where their respective children were attending.

Time for a selfie

© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling
Time for a selfie

In April it was confirmed that Peter had parted ways with his girlfriend of four years, Lindsay Steven. A friend of the couple told HELLO! at the time that work and family commitments had played a part in ending their romance.

"Peter and Lindsay made the difficult decision to separate as they were spending less time together with work and family commitments", the insider said. "Peter's business commitments and work in F1 meant he has been away and travelling non stop. It obviously came as a shock as most people thought they were absolutely rock solid, it’s very sad. Peter has been travelling all over the world and has been incredibly busy and Lindsay is based up in Scotland, so it's been hard for them to see each other."

Meanwhile, Peter separated from his wife, Autumn, after 12 years of marriage in 2019. Their divorce was finalised in 2021.

Autumn has since found love with property tycoon Donal Mulryan, with the pair first pictured together publicly in 2022.

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See more photos from Peter and Harriet's loved-up outing... 

Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling attend the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo

Mingling with guests

After formal introductions to other guests, Peter and Harriet only had eyes for each other as they chatted, laughed and kissed. 

Sweet embrace© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling

Sweet embrace

There were plenty of hugs and smiles between the pair, after they had lunch at the festival. 

Peter Phillips kissing Harriet Sperling© James Whatling

Honeymoon period

The couple's blossoming relationship seems to be off to a great start, as this marked Harriet's second outing with Peter in recent weeks.

Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling attend the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo

Holding hands

From hugs and kisses to tactile hand holding, Peter and Harriet appeared very relaxed in one another's company as they sipped their drinks. 

Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling attend the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling

Time to take a selfie

And plenty of selfies! A source told HELLO! how Harriet was happily taking selfies with Peter and with their respective daughters during their outing at the polo. 

Say cheese© James Whatling

Say cheese

At one point, a beaming Peter snapped a picture of Isla with Harriet and Harriet's daughter. 

Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling attend the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at Beaufort Polo Club, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK, on the 8th June 2024.

Picture by James Whatling/Kelvin Bruce© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling

Fun at the fair

After hanging out with her friends at the funfair, Savannah returned to the tent holding a giant shark plushie that she had won. 

Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling attend the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling

Prize winner

Peter's daughters, Savannah and Isla, have been regulars at events such as the polo and the horse trials. They're often joined by their cousins, Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall. 

Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling attend the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo© James Whatling

All smiles

At one point, Harriet removed her sunglasses to beam for a snap with Peter. The NHS nurse teamed her beautiful cobalt blue dress with a pair of statement gold earrings. 

Capturing the moment© Kelvin Bruce/James Whatling

Capturing the moment

As Peter and Harriet left altogether with their kids in the same car, Harriet couldn't resist taking a shot of Isla with the shark plushie. 

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