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Zara Phillips's Biography

 
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Zara Phillips is the second child of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips.

She was born on May 15, 1981 in London.

Like her mother and many of the royal family, Zara has always been keen on horses and she qualified as an equine physiotherapist from Exeter University.

Zara had a romance with jump jockey Richard Johnson, but since 2005, she dated England rugby player Mike Tindall and he proposed to her on 20 December 2010.

Zara Phillips made her team equestrianism debut in 2004 at the UAE International Horse Trials at Windsor. Phillips had a fall on the cross-country course but remounted to finish.

In September 2005, Zara Phillips took two gold medals at the European Eventing Championships.

She won the individual title; and Britain came top of the teams.

Zara Phillips, who was riding Toytown, was presented with her medals by her mother Princess Anne, who herself was European champion at 21.

In August 2006, Zara Phillips went one better when she won the individual gold medal in the three-day eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games. Zara Phillips and Toy Town became the 2006 World Eventing Champions ahead of Clayton Fredericks (silver) and Amy Tryon (bronze).

Zara Phillips was voted the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and to cap it all, in December 2006, when the New Year Honours were announced she was made an MBE.

Zara Phillips had been named in the GB eventing line-up for the 2008 Olympics, however an injury to her horse Toytown forced her withdrawal.

In October 2008 Zara Phillips broke her collarbone and her horse Tsunami II was killed in a cross-country event at Pau in France when the horse fell at the 15th fence.

In March 2011, it was announced that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall would get married in Edinburgh on 30 July 2011.

She was selected to represent Great Britain in the five-person eventing team at the London Olympics. They went on to win silver.

In July 2013, it was announced that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall were expecting their first baby.

Their daughter Mia Grace was born the following year.

In November 2016, it was revealed that the couple were expecting their second child. However, just before Christmas 2016, it was announced that they had lost their baby.



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