10 Interesting Facts about Zara Phillips

All people in the world must have known one of these following facts about Zara Phillips, since she is Queen Elizabeth II of England’s grandchild. Zara Phillips, also known as Mrs. Michael Tindall, is the second child and only daughter of Anne, Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. She is 15th in the line of succession to the 16 thrones of the Commonwealth realms. She is married to former England Rugby Union player Mike Tindall, but is better known by her maiden name which she uses for informal public occasions. To get to know more about her, here are some other facts about Zara Phillips you may like.

Facts about Zara Phillips 1: Eldest Granddaughter

Zara Phillips is the eldest granddaughter of HM The Queen and is the only daughter of HRH The Princess Royal and her former husband Mark Phillips.

Facts about Zara Phillips 2: Thrones

Zara is 14th in line to the throne, coming after her brother’s youngest child Isla Phillips and just before the late Princess Margaret’s son, Viscount Linley.

Facts about Zara Phillips - Zara Phillips

Facts about Zara Phillips – Zara Phillips

Facts about Zara Phillips 3: Refusal to “Royal” Title

As a child of a daughter of the Sovereign, Zara is not automatically entitled to a royal title by birth like children of sons of the Monarch would be. Despite this, Zara and her brother Peter could both have been given titles, but haven’t. Even on the occasion of her wedding, when Zara was asked about receiving a title, she said she and her husband simply refused.

Facts about Zara Phillips 4: Marriage

Zara married England rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011, shortly after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. After their wedding, Zara said she wasn’t going to assume her husband’s name socially, though it has been listed as ‘Mrs Tindall’ formally, including in the line of succession to the throne.

Facts about Zara Phillips - High Kingdom Cross Country Olympics 2012

Facts about Zara Phillips – High Kingdom Cross Country Olympics 2012

Facts about Zara Phillips 5: Marriage Ceremony

Unlike her cousin, Prince William, who married in a state ceremony in April 2011, Zara chose to wed her husband in a small church along what is known as the Royal mile in Scotland (the mile of road between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse) in a private ceremony.

Facts about Zara Phillips 6: Horswoman

Zara Phillips is an accomplished horsewoman. As a member of the Great Britain Eventing Team, she won a Silver Medal at the London 2012 Olympics and was presented with her medal by her mother, The Princess Royal.

Facts about Zara Phillips - Wedding

Facts about Zara Phillips – Wedding

Facts about Zara Phillips 7: Sporting Injuries

Zara has certainly had her fair share of sporting injuries. 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.

Facts about Zara Phillips 8: MBE

Zara holds an MBE in her own right for her equestrian role. In 2007, she was independently made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, the honour was then awarded by The Queen to her granddaughter, among the other recipients of honors on that investiture day.

Facts about Zara Phillips - With husband

Facts about Zara Phillips – With husband

Facts about Zara Phillips 9: Relatively Normal Lifestyle

Phillips doesn’t perform royal engagements in the way that members of the Royal Family do, including her own mother, and is one of the few higher-ranking members of the Royal Family to enjoy a relatively normal lifestyle. Zara previously lived in Cheltenham but recently moved back to her mother’s estate Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire.

Facts about Zara Phillips 10: Eventing World Championship

Phillips was voted BBC Sports Personality of the year in 2006, the same year in which she enjoyed great success in winning at the Eventing World Championship in Aachen.

Facts about Zara Phillips - With Queen Elizabeth II

Facts about Zara Phillips – With Queen Elizabeth II

Those following facts about Zara Phillips might make you feel more amazed about the Queen’s granddaughter life. Her life is really interesting. And also, since she takes great responsibility to some parts of England (let’s say), she is really kind to people, yet really caring to each other. Hope you found Zara Phillips facts really interesting and useful.

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