The Queen’s Grandson Is Making Money By Selling Milk In A Chinese Advert

In slightly weirder royal news...

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by Bonnie McLaren |

Being a distant royal must have its advantages. You know, having all the privileges of being royalty, without the added scrutiny. It’s also apparently a connection you can cash in on - or at least if you’re the Queen’s grandson, who is making big money advertising milk in China. Yes, milk? In China? Weirdest royal news of the year so far.

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©Guangming Food Group

Peter Phillips - the eldest son of Princess Anne, the Princess Royal - appears against a backdrop of a stately home, as he flaunts his royal connection in the milk advert. He’s even described as ‘British royal family member, Peter Phillips’. Yes, that’s even though he’s never had an official royal title - just like his sister Zara Tindall - and he’s only 15th in line to the throne. As if you didn't get the memo that he's royal, he even accepts a glass of milk from a butler on a tray.

So, why is he advertising milk in two adverts? (Apart from the fact we're presuming that he was offered a substantial amount of money.) The company behind the drinks, Guangming Food Group, shared a behind-the-scenes video from the adverts, where he describes how he used to spend ‘a lot of time down at the dairy’ as children. He added that it is a ‘privilege’ to be part of the project of ‘bringing Jersey milk to China’.

Technically, he's not the only one in the family to have commercial links with big brands.. His sister, Zara, is an ambassador for Land Rover.

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. Only time will tell.

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