Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips MBE (born 15 May 1981), who is known as Zara Phillips, and formally as Mrs Michael Tindall, is the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Zara is the second child, and only daughter, of Anne, Princess Royal and her first husband, Mark Phillips. She is 14th in the line to the 16 thrones of the Commonwealth realms. She is married to Mike Tindall, who used to be a rugby player for England. She is better known by her maiden (old name before marriage) name. In the line of succession, she is called "Mrs Michael Tindall".
She was given an Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) honour in the 2007 New Year's Honours List, by her grandmother for her services to equestrianism. In 2012, she carried an Olympic flame at a racecourse in Cheltenham.
She won a silver medal at London 2012.
Early life[change | edit source]
She has an older brother, Peter Phillips (born 15 November 1977). She has two half-sisters, Felicity Tonkin (born in 1985 after her father had an affair) and Stephanie Phillips, born 2 October 1997, from her father's second marriage.
The children of the Princess Royal do not hold a title. It is thought their mother didn't want them to have one.
Marriage[change | edit source]
On 21 December 2010, Buckingham Palace said she was engaged to Mike Tindall MBE. She got a diamond and platinum engagement ring from Tindall.
References[change | edit source]
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- "That's a lovely ring you got Zara...now how about visiting the manicurist?". Mail Online (UK). 20 August 2012. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1340474/Zara-Phillips-engagement-ring-England-rugby-star-Mike-Tindall.html.