In times in which the rights and obligations of the grandchildren of Elizabeth II are measured, after the interview granted by Enrique of England and Meghan Markle to Oprah Winfrey, the figure of Zara Tindall emerges as a dissonant note. The daughter of Princess Anne, born from her first marriage to Captain Mark Phillips, has broken with many of the stereotypes of the British royal family and has done so emphatically but without raising as much dust as her cousin and his wife. Zara, who is said to be the queen's favorite, has in her favor that she is not positioned at the top of the line of succession to the throne (she is the 19th). The last gesture of her peculiar lifestyle, away from the corseted atmosphere of the palace, has been to give birth to her third child in the bathroom of her house in Gatcombe Park, a baby who has been named after Lucas Philip in tribute to her great-grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh .
Zara has the profile that many Britons revere. He is a member of the royal family but he likes to live in the country. He flees from the life of luxury but when he has to go to the palace, he does. Her passion is horses, with which she has proven to be a consummate rider in the competitions in which she has participated. Among other things, Zara can boast of being the first English royal to win an Olympic medal; he achieved it at the London 2012 Games where he came second in the team competition of the full contest. A silver medal that was added to that obtained by her father, Captain Phillips, who won a gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics, something that Princess Anne did not achieve in Montreal in 1976.
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall kiss at the exit of their marriage, which has taken place at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh (Scotland), in an intimate meeting to which most of the members of the British royal family have attended, being the bride the eldest granddaughter of the Queen of England. Thousands of people have cheered the bride and groom on the streets at Scotland's first royal wedding since 1992, when Princess Anne, the mother of the bride, remarried there to Timothy Lawrence. DYLAN MARTINEZ (GETTY)
When she married she did it to Mike Tindall, one of the heroes of the British rugby team. His love life was not always easy. She lived for a year and a half with jockey Richard Johnson, with whom she broke up in 2003 over an infidelity with him. She met Tindall in Australia in 2003. They were married eight years later . A month and a half after their wedding , some photographs of the athlete appeared With a woman in a disco in New Zealand. Although initially he denied that there was anything between them, events prevailed, then he admitted that "he had not told the whole truth", but the couple decided to turn the page.
Zara seems prepared to resolve conflicts and has the ability to get along with everything his family. She adores her uncle, Prince Carlos, and maintains a lot of complicity with her cousins Guillermo and Enrique, the closest in age. In addition, year after year, all polls place her among the most beloved members of British royalty despite her estrangement from palace life.
Anne of England made a decision when she was a mother: her children would not carry any title although they had the right to him for being the queen's grandchildren. This resignation has allowed Zara and her older brother, Peter, to enjoy a somewhat anonymous life and to escape controversy. They participate in the public life of the family but do not represent the queen in official acts. Zara claimed to be grateful for her mother's decision. "I am very lucky that my parents decided not to use the title, so we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do," he said. She is very proud to have come this far without the need for everyone to know that she is a Windsor: “I have found my own way of life with effort and courage,” she explained.
The Tindalls, who suffered two miscarriages after birth of their eldest daughter in 2014, they were the first royals to speak openly about that harrowing experience. In December 2016, they reported that a pregnancy announced the previous month had ended in a miscarriage. Two years later, in an interview with the Sunday Times, Zara revealed that she had suffered a second miscarriage before becoming pregnant with her daughter Lena, who is now two years old. The queen's granddaughter explained that the hardest part of her first abortion was having to tell the world about it, because the news of the pregnancy had been made public.
Before the arrival of his third child, the proud father shared the news on his podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby , and defined Zara as a "warrior" after giving birth in the bathroom of his house. He later revealed that he brought the little boy straight downstairs to watch sports on TV after cutting the cord and enjoying skin-to-skin contact
The offbeat actual birth announcement via Mike's podcast shows once again a different approach from the Tindalls, who revealed their third pregnancy in the same way. The boy is the tenth great-grandson of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and the twenty-second in line of succession to the throne.