Miss Zara Phillips

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips is the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the daughter of HRH Anne, the Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips.  Zara has an astounding five godparents: her uncle Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, Leonora Anson, the Countess of Lichfield, Lady Helen Stewart, Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles and Hugh Thomas, Lord Thomas of Swynnerton.

An accomplished equestrian like her mother, 28 year old Zara is the reigning Eventing World Champion.  Her grandmother appointed her a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2007 for her services to equestrianism.  She is also known for her cutting edge fashion sense.  Zara recently married the two sides of her personality when she helped develop a line of equestrian attire for the clothing firm Musto.

Zara supports many charitable causes including her family’s long patronage of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.  In 2007 she became patron of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund.  To help with Sport Relief 2008, Zara posed for her first official royal portrait by artist Jack Vettriano.  In 2009, Zara attended a celebrity poker tournament in Monaco in aid of Darfur, Sudan.

Zara with cousins William and Harry

Champion Jumper

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