Queen's grandson makes use of royal connection in Chinese milk advert

Lawrence Kim
January 22, 2020

Videos emerged this week showing Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips appearing in a commercial to promote Jersey milk sold by Chinese state-owned multinational corporation Bright Dairies.

Technically, he's not the only one in the family to have commercial links with big brands.

'In the clip, Peter Phillips talks very strongly about being brought up on Jersey milk and that it is creamier and has a higher protein and calcium content, ' said Bob Jones, head of marketing for Jersey Dairy.

He tells the cameras: "Hello, my name is Peter Phillips".

Mr Phillips is shown in a palace being served a bottle of the product by a butler before viewers see a montage of cows grazing on green hills.

Peter also added: "It's a privilege for me to be able to represent Bright Dairies in this exciting new project to bring Jersey milk to China".

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. Weirdest royal news of the year so far.

The recent exit of Harry and Meghan as working members of the royal family has prompted speculation in the United Kingdom press about their future income, as they have said they will no longer accept public funding and strive to be financially independent, and turned a spotlight on how other relatives of the queen earn their money.

Of course, now that Harry and Meghan have stepped down from senior duties, they could technically make money from advertisements if they wanted to - but we somehow doubt they'll go down the same path.

Meghan is already booked for a voiceover role for Disney in exchange for a contribution to conservation charity Elephants Without Borders, the U.K.'s Times newspaper reported earlier this month.

Being a distant royal must have its advantages.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the tone of British print press coverage of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince William's wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

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