Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall MBE (née Phillips; born 15 May 1981), known commonly as Zara Phillips, is the second child and only daughter of Anne, Princess Royal and her first husband Captain Mark Phillips and is 14th in the line of succession to the throne. She is married to former England rugby union player Mike Tindall, but has kept her own name for professional purposes, referring to herself otherwise as "Mrs Tindall". She is listed as 14th in the line of succession to the 16 Commonwealth realms as Mrs Michael Tindall.


MAY 2012 - Mike Tindall was reported in press as saying that he and stunning wife Zara Phillips want to add a new team member to their family. Tindall, 33, said he and Princess Anne’s daughter want to follow in the footsteps of her brother Peter and give the Queen a great-grandchild. But it’s about timing.

Zara Phillips competing at Badminton in 2012


Zara Phillips riding Glenbuck at Badminton Horse Trials 2010




On 21 December 2010, Buckingham Palace announced her engagement to rugby union player Mike Tindall, who plays for Premiership side Gloucester and the England national team. She received a diamond and platinum engagement ring from Tindall.[8] She lives with Tindall at their home in Gloucestershire. The couple met during England's Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in Australia in 2003, being introduced by Zara's cousin, Prince Harry. The wedding was held on 30 July 2011 at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. The bride wore a Stewart Parvin dress and the Meander tiara. This tiara belonged to her great-grandmother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, who became Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. It was a tiara that Anne, Princess Royal also wore.


Equestrian - Medal record

Following in both her parents' footsteps, Phillips is an accomplished equestrian. In June 2003, she announced that she had secured a sponsorship deal with Cantor Index, a leading company in spread betting, to help cover the costs of her equestrian career.

Riding her horse Toytown, she collected individual and team gold medals at the 2005 European Eventing Championship in Blenheim and individual gold and team silver medals at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, making her the reigning Eventing World Champion until 2010. She
won the Eventing World Championship in Aachen in 2006. The same year she was voted 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year by the British viewing public (an award her mother won in 1971). She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2007 New Year's Honours List by her grandmother for her services to equestrianism, clearly deserved for consistent skill and performance. In 2012 she carried an Olympic flame at Cheltenham Racecourse on her horse Toytown.

Despite winning team gold at the 2007 European Eventing Championships in Italy, she failed successfully to defend her own individual title after a problem in the show jumping phase of the competition.

It was announced by the British Olympic Association that Phillips would be riding Toytown for the British equestrian team at the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 in Hong Kong. However, an injury sustained by Toytown during training led to her being forced to withdraw from the team. Zara previously missed the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, when Toytown suffered a similar injury during training.

On 25 October 2008, she fell from her horse, Tsunami II, at the 15th fence of a cross-country event at Pau, France, and broke her right collarbone. The horse broke its neck after it had tipped over the hedge and was put down.

On 11 June 2012, Phillips was announced as being a part of the British Equestrian team at the 2012 London Olympic Games.





Zara Tindall



Royal engagements

Phillips supports many charitable causes. In 2003, she and Princess Anne took part in the first UK double ship-naming ceremony in Southampton. Princess Anne named the P&O Cruises liner Oceana, and Phillips named its sister ship Adonia.

She frequently attends various events for charity and has taken to supporting certain causes herself, mainly for spinal injuries, equestrian charities and children's causes. In 2005, she auctioned one of her evening gowns (worn at the London premiere of the film Seabiscuit) to raise money for tsunami relief. She also undertook a visit to New Zealand in her role as patron of The Catwalk Trust. From 1998 to 2005 she served as the president of Club 16-24, a group which encourages young people to take an interest in racing. She is linked to INSPIRE, the Salisbury based medical research charity which helps to improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries, and Sargent Cancer Care for Children, the UK's leading children's cancer charity.

She appears at events for The Caudwell Charitable Trust, which is targeted at children with special needs, disabilities and serious illnesses. She has continued her family's long patronage of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and has visited on many occasions. In 2006, she took part in a special charity day for Cantor Index, whose staff were killed in the 11 September 2001 attacks. In 2007, she became patron of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund. To help with Sport Relief 2008, she posed for her first official royal portrait by artist Jack Vettriano. In 2009, she attended a celebrity poker tournament in Monaco in aid of Darfur, Sudan. In September 2010, she attended the 2012 London Olympic Ball alongside cousin Prince Harry of Wales. In October of the same year she attended another celebrity poker tournament, this time in London, in aid of Cancer Research UK, of which she is Royal Patron.


Clothing design

In 2009 it was announced that Phillips would be designing her own range of equestrian clothing for Musto Outdoor Clothing. The range is named ZP176 after the team number Zara was given when she first represented her country. The range was officially launched in July 2010.



World Equestrian Games - Germany


Zara Phillips proved herself equal to the pressure at the World Equestrian Games in Germany to win the individual gold medal.  Phillips stayed cool to retain her lead on Toytown in an action-packed final showjumping round in Aachen, adding the World title gold medal to her double European gold last year and leading the British team to world silver behind Germany.



Zara Phillips photo portrait


Zara Phillips



Phillips' great triumph was to negotiate the showjumping course with only one mistake, as this phase is not one at which Toytown excels. Germany's Bettina Hoy had been Phillips' main challenger in the previous phase but made two mistakes and had one time penalty on Ringwood Cockatoo in the showjumping.


Hoy's errors dropped her to sixth and British-based Australian Clayton Fredericks moved up to the silver medal place on Ben Along Time, giving Phillips a one-fence margin for error.  Toytown caught a rail inside the penultimate fence, the treble, but that was the only mistake and, together with one time penalty, Phillips finished on five and won the gold medal.  Phillips said: "I have done a lot of work on Toytown's showjumping, with enormous help from the team showjumping trainer Ken Clawson, so he deserves a lot of thanks for the improvement."


Phillips, who is now being tipped as a contender for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, told BBC Radio Five Live: "It's unbelievable, a fantastic result. "It's great we got a medal for the team as well. "The thing that put pressure on me was that I didn't hear the bell so I didn't get to the start on time. I looked up at the end and just rushed it but luckily I had a fence and a bit in hand. "It's great for the sport, everyone can see it and how wonderful it is, and how the animals are the most amazing animals in the world. "It's an amazing venue in there, in England we don't get to jump anywhere like that."



Phillips had claimed to be looking forward to the final showjumping phase but when she took gold she had to hold back the tears. She had coped with the pressure of helping the team win silver as well and also recently lost close friend Sherelle Duke after the Irish rider was killed in an eventing fall a week ago. Phillips had taken the individual competition lead during the cross country phase with an inspired performance over a course that caused a lot of problems for the 14-nation, 79-strong field.


Phillips and Toytown survived one sticky moment and drove on to go ahead with a crucial clear round to set up a thrilling final day in the showjumping. In the showjumping, Britain made up a little ground on Germany, but not enough to upset their lead, finishing 26 penalties behind. Australia overtook America for the bronze, but America's ex-firefighter Amy Tryon moved up to take individual bronze on British-bred Poggio.



Zara Phillips at the equestrian games Germany, on Toy Town


Zara Phillips - World Equestrian Games, gold



Equestrianism: Phillips leads British chase - 26 August 2006

Germany's Bettina Hoy produced her customary brilliant test to hold the lead from her team-mate, Ingrid Klimke on Sleep Late, at the end of the dressage phase of the three-day event at the World Equestrian Games here.


The British were, however, given a boost as well with splendid performances from Zara Phillips on Toy Town and William Fox-Pitt on Tamarillo, who are now lying fifth and eighth. As a result the British team has advanced from sixth to third as riders prepare for today's cross-country.


Phillips was the first to raise British hopes with a fluent test on the equable Toy Town with whom she won last year's European championship. Fox-Pitt and Tamarillo gave supporters a more harrowing time, notably when the overwrought horse tried to move off too early after the first salute. But he was contained thereafter, thus clawing back most of the lost marks.


Today's 31-fence cross-country course will pose Phillips's biggest challenge to date. "It's jumpable, you've just got to concentrate," her father Captain Mark Phillips, who is also trainer of the United States team, said. There were plaudits from many quarters, including Bettina Hoy's Australian husband Andrew (now lying in 15th place on Master Monarch) who described it as "the strongest but the nicest course I've ever seen". There are plenty of places for riders to be caught napping, but no serious traps for the horses.


Germany's Isabell Werth received the first individual gold medal for pure dressage when she gained almost 80 per cent on Satchmo, defeating the Dutch star Anky Van Grunsven on Keltec Salinero. Britons failed to finish among the top 15 who qualify for tonight's Freestyle to Music.



Zara Phillips - European eventing success


Zara Phillips - European eventing success





British royal ZARA PHILLIPS followed in the footsteps of her mother PRINCESS ANNE yesterday (11-9-05), when she won horse-riding's one day eventing European individual gold medal.


Princess Anne, who won the same title in 1971, cheered on jubilantly from the crowd as her 24-year-old daughter matched and then exceeded her achievement, despite only being drafted into the British team at the last minute.


Phillips took home a second gold medal when the British team won the overall team gold medal - Princess Anne entered the competition only as an individual competitor.

Following her victory, Phillips gushed, "The crowd were fantastic. I tapped quite a few fences but the horse was a good boy.


"I didn't know whether the time was all right. It is fantastic. Two golds! It's so great for the team as we didn't come in as favourites."


British royal Zara Phillips and her horse, Toytown, triumphed in both the team and individual events at the Blenheim Petplan European Eventing Championships.

After successfully completing three disciplines - dressage, cross country and show-jumping, the 24-year-old royal was awarded the prize by her mother, who won the European Eventing Championships herself in 1971.

"It's fantastic”, Zara said.

The talented royal, who was called up for the UK's eventing squad, aims to participate the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the 2012 London Olympics.

"I want to have the chance to be as good

as, or better, than my mother. I would love to compete at the Beijing Olympic Games and hopefully London. Toytown is sound now and if we can keep it that way, I would love the chance to do all the things I want to”, Zara confessed.

Her mother was 26 when she represented Britain at 1976's Montreal Games, but did not win a medal, while Zara's father, Captain Phillips, won team Gold in the equestrian event at the Munich Olympics in 1972, so the British royal wants to bring more of the eventing fame in the family.



Zara Phillips shows her metal

Zara Phillips shows her metal



Adventurous Zara leads the fashion frenzy - April 10, 2005


Royal weddings in registry offices create a terrible quandary in the fashion department for guests. Hat, or no hat? Can one get away with trousers?

Many of the lady guests yesterday took the safe way out with pale, knee-length suits and matching hats, but there were some startling exceptions in the wedding party itself.


Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, was the most venturesome in a thigh flashing Pucci frock with a loud pattern in teal, black and beige. Teamed with a black fedora hat and knee boots, the style owes much to the 1980s and may well generate future cringes when the photo album is hauled out.


Princess Anne herself did not disappoint either; her incredibly bright royal blue fitted frock-coat, compact matching pillbox and prim veil suggested an exciting combination of flight attendant and dominatrix.



Zara Phillips in slinky black hat


Zara Phillips as Inspector Clueso




A TAXING BUSINESS - 25/01/2005


British royal ZARA PHILLIPS could find herself in more trouble with police, after a UK newspaper published photographs of her parked car with an out-of-date tax disc.

Under British law it is illegal to have a car on public roads without displaying a valid tax disc, which proves road tax has been paid.


According to the DAILY MIRROR, QUEEN ELIZABETH II's grand daughter's disc was 23 days out of date when she was spotted. Phillips already has nine penalty points on her licence - the equivalent to three minor transgressions - and faces a ban from driving if she reached 12 points.


Phillips, who is engaged to ENGLAND rugby star MIKE TINDALL, isn't the first member of the British royal family to forget to renew their road tax - her mother was seen in an untaxed car in 1998 while PRINCE EDWARD was seen driving without tax in 1999.


Comment: Given that the Royals are demonstrably able to pay their road tax, it is a formality which perhaps should be calendared for attention.  It just shows how human we all are!



Zara in black evening dress




MARCH 2004


Zara Phillips at 22  -  world ranked 36

Form: Came to note last year at Burghley. A serious contender for the Olympics if her horse is fit.


Background: Phillips is tenth in line to the throne and has always been surrounded by horses and dogs (corgis and labradors first, the bull terriers came later). Her parents have impressive riding credentials: Princess Anne rode at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and Captain Mark Phillips won the Badminton Horse Trials four times, an Olympic team gold medal in Munich, in 1972, and silver in Seoul, in 1988.


Horses: Toytown; at the moment she has no back-up horse, which may be a problem as he has a slight leg injury. 'I've had him for four years. He's the biggest spoilt brat in the world. He stomps for attention and kisses and cuddles. He can be quite sharp, but we have a good relationship.


I have a couple of novices that are new this year that I'm working on too.'

Yard: Gatcombe Park in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, where she grew up and where her father teaches.


Weaknesses: 'The show jumping, Bettina [Hoy, one of Phillips's trainers] has helped me with dressage, so I've got better at that. My father trains me if he's around, and I have got better at paying attention to him and not arguing back, but it's really difficult being taught by a parent - I think you always answer back. I only jump with him, though - I don't get on with him for dressage. On the whole, he tends to dish out the instructions and my mother runs around calming everyone down.'


Education : Read equine physiotherapy at Exeter. 'I learnt how to massage humans as well, but I prefer massaging horses - it's much more satisfactory - as you don't have to talk to them at the same time.'


Other sporting interests : Had a long on-off relationship with jockey Richard Johnson, followed by relationships with two rugby players, Mike Tindall and Caleb Ralph. Keep fit programme: 'I go to the gym and cycle round Gatcombe.'

Life plan: 'Riding is what I always wanted to do, but if I hadn't, maybe I'd have done something to do with clothes or interior design - I like a house to look good. I choose my own clothes, although with the off-the-shoulder Ascot dress last year somebody offered to help me find an outfit as I didn't have much time.'




Zara & Olympic torch - Youtube


Royal wedding - Youtube


Zara equestrian interview - Youtube


Princess Anne, Zara & Peter Phillips - Youtube




Lucky mascot: 'I have to wear the same socks when I do cross-country. I'm going to have to wear another pair under them now as they're getting very worn out. They look rather like a child's bit of blanket.'


Most admired rider: 'Pippa Funnell. She's got it all worked out and has worked really hard to get where she is.'


Ideal holiday: 'On a boat with a load of mates cruising around the world.'


Favourite meal and drink: 'Pasta; Lucozade orange.'


Favourite book: 'I don't read, I'm afraid.'


Which bands do you like: 'I like Robbie Williams and Counting Crows.'


And television programme: ' My Family. The programme called that, not watching my relatives!'


Toytown the wonder horse


'Toytown suffered an injury while he was out in the field,' says coach Yogi Breisner. 'It's not serious but it has occurred at a crucial stage of the season. The Badminton event is an essential part of the Olympic build-up and he will miss it, so his chances of competing in the Games have been greatly diminished but not completley ruled out. Zara has some other younger horses she can ride, but not another Olympic quality horse.I hope Toytown pulls through for her.'



Zara Phillips and flower power


Zara Phillips and flower power





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