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Zara Phillips

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Zara Phillips

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips (born May 15, 1981) is the daughter of Anne, the Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. She herself is 11th in the British Order of Succession.

Zara was educated at Port Regis Prep School in Dorset [1] (http://www.portregis.com) and at British Salem School in Gordonstoun, Scotland. Like her mother, she is an equestrian sportswoman. Her prize horse Toytown suffered a leg injury in the winter of 2003, shattering her hopes of competing in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. In a very close finish, she came second to Pippa Funnell in the Badminton Horse Trials in 2003.

Her often stormy relationship with National Hunt jockey Richard Johnson attracted the unwelcome attention of the British paparazzi, and the couple's split in November 2003 became front page news. She had been linked to rugby player Caleb Ralph of New Zealand, before entering into a relationship with Mike Tindall of England. As of 2005, it is rumoured that the pair are contemplating marriage.

Zara Phillips has an older brother, Peter Phillips, born in November 1977, and two half-sisters, Felicity Tonkin born in 1985 to her father and his former mistress and Stephanie, born in 1997 from her father's second marriage.

At present, Zara only undertakes royal duties associated with her equestrian career.

Tabloid newspapers in the UK briefly dubbed her a "royal rebel" after she had her tongue pierced.

Preceded by:
Peter Mark Andrew Phillips
Line of Succession to the British throne Succeeded by:
Viscount Linley
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