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Zara Tindall's Biography

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Zara Tindall was born Zara Phillips and 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 Tindall 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 Tindall took two gold medals at the European Eventing Championships.

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

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

In August 2006, she 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 she 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.

They had first met back in 2003 in Sydney when Mike was playing for England who won the rugby world cup.

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 and Mike Tindall were expecting their first baby.

Their daughter Mia Grace was born in Gloucestershire in 2014.

Zara and Mike Tindall have two more children: Lena born in 2018 and Lucas in 2021.

In January 2020, Zara Tindall was banned from driving for six months after speeding at 91mph near her Cotswolds home.

She has been an ambassador of Magic Millions since 2013.

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