Zara Tindall: biography and latest news!

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  • Real name: Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips
  • Sign : Bull
  • Date of birth: Friday, May 15, 1981 (age: 39 years old)
  • Country : England

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips was born on May 15, 1981 in London. Daughter of Princess Anne of England and Captain Mark Phillips, she has an older brother, Peter. Her father having refused the peerage offered by Queen Elizabeth of England, he cannot be ennobled and his children cannot bear the titles of prince and princess. Peter and Zara Phillips, however, appear in the order of succession to the British throne. She is 11 years old when her parents divorce. In the same year, her mother remarries Timothy Laurence.

After schooling in Dorset and Scotland, the teenager took a sabbatical and travelled. Zara spends a few months in Australia, where, far from protocol, her joyful nature and a touch of rebellion emancipate her. The press, whose interest in the Queen’s first granddaughter never wanes, spreads pictures of her bare breasts on a beach or skimming the evenings. At the same time, the young girl has been riding since childhood, like her mother, and is passionate about the equestrian world. At the age of 18, she bought her first horse named ToyTown. She naturally chose to combine her passion with her future professional life and obtained her degree in equine physiotherapy at the University of Exeter.

As a talented rider, Zara Phillips began competing at the highest level with ToyTown. In 2005, she won the gold medal at the European Eventing Championships in Blenheim. In 2006, she won again and became World Champion in Aachen. In 2008, Zara Phillips had bad luck, her horse was injured in training, so she had to give up her participation in the Olympic Games. A few months later, with another horse, the rider broke her collarbone during a competition in France, Les étoiles de Pau. In 2012, she participated in the London Olympic Games and won a silver medal in the team event.

On the private side, Zara Phillips marries Mike Tindall, member of the English rugby team, on July 30, 2011 in Edinburgh. On January 17, 2014, she gave birth to a baby girl named Mia Grace. In November 2016, a press release from the Palace announced that the couple was expecting their second child. A few weeks later, on December 24, Zara Phillips miscarries in her fourth month of pregnancy. At the beginning of January 2018, a spokesperson of the palace announces that Zara Phillips is pregnant. On June 18, 2018, the family expanded with the birth of a second daughter, Lena Elizabeth.

On December 9, 2020, Mike Tindall announces in the podcast “The Good, The Bad & The Rugby” that the couple is expecting their third child.