Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips appears in milk advert on Chinese TV
The Queen’s eldest grandson has appeared in a bizarre advert selling milk on Chinese television.
Amid the row over Harry and Meghan’s plans to become ‘financially independent’, Peter Phillips fronts a campaign for state-owned dairy farm Bright Dairies.
The 42-year-old son of Princess Anne can be seen smiling while posing with a glass of Jersey milk.
He is described in the clip as a ‘British Royal Family member’.
Mr Phillips, who has never held an HRH title, gushes that the farm ‘has got a fantastic reputation all over China and outside of China as well, for producing high quality dairy products.’
The 30-second advert features a stately home resembling Longleat House, in Wiltshire, in the background.
Outside, a replica of the coach used by the Queen during state occasions pulls up outside, the Daily Mail reports.
Mr Phillips, clad in black bow tie and dinner jacket, then tells viewers: ‘As children, we used to spend a lot of time down at the dairy. There was a herd of Jersey cattle at Windsor and we were brought up on it.
‘And it was always much fuller of flavour, much creamier, than other milks that we had growing up. That has something to do with the way the cows are bred.’
Mr Phillips explains that the ‘well looked after’ cows ‘do produce fantastic milk’, as the camera shows him taking appreciative sips from a glass and nodding contentedly.
It is unclear if he was paid for the two appearances.
The Mail said Mr Phillips and Buckingham Palace did not respond to requests for comment, but added that a source insisted he was not trading on his royal connections, despite the word ‘royal’ being featured in the commercial.
The source also pointed out that Mr Phillips is a private individual who had never held a royal title or been a working member of the royal family, so it would not be appropriate to comment on his private business.