Published On: Tue, Mar 24th, 2020

Zara Tindall heartbreak: Zara dealt painful blow amid coronavirus crisis | Royal | News


Zara Tindall, 38, is understood to be sitting out the coronavirus pandemic in Gloucestershire with her husband Mike and their two daughters – Mia, six, and Lena, one. Zara takes after her grandmother  Queen Elizabeth II and her mother Princess Anne and is a talented equestrian. She lives on her mother’s stunning Gloucestershire Estate, Gatcombe Park and often competes in horse trials held there every year.

Zara has ridden for Britain and won silver as part of the UK’s equestrian team at the 2012 Olympics.

She had her sights set on competing for Britain again in the Japan 2020 Olympics but these hopes have been dashed following a decision to postpone the upcoming Games.

On Tuesday afternoon it was confirmed the 2020 Olympics would be postponed by one-year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the International Olympic Committee had agreed to the delay.

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Zara was appointed the director of Cheltenham Racecourse by the Jockey Club in November and attended Cheltenham festival earlier this month.

She was photographed enjoying Ladies’ Day alongside her mother Princess Anne and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

She wore a strike monochrome houndstooth ensemble which resembled an outfit worn by the Queen years before.

While Zara was raised without a royal title she is a much-loved member of the Royal Family and is said to be one of the Queen’s favourite grandchildren.

Zara’s Olympic success saw her continue her mother Princess Anne and father Mark Phillips’ legacy.

Princess Anne became the first-ever British Royal Family member to compete in the Olympics Games.

While Anne did not win an Olympic medal she was still a decorated equestrian.

She won an individual gold medal at the 1971 Burghley Three-Day Event and also won individual and team silver medals in 1975 at Luhmuhlen.

Zara’s father marriage Mark Philips is also a talented equestrian.

He won a team gold medal at the 1972 Olympics and a team silver medal in 1988.



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