Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter opens up about the ‘raw’ pain of miscarriage

Queen Elizabeth II’sgranddaughter Zara Tindall has revealed that she suffered two miscarriages before giving birth to her second child last month. 

“You need to go through a period where you don’t talk about it because it’s so raw,” Tindall 37, toldThe Sunday Times in a story published on Sunday, July 29. “But as with everything, time’s a great healer.” 

The Olympic British equestrian shares Mia, 4, and 5-week-old Lena, with her husband, Mike Tindall. The couple lost a pregnancy in 2016, shortly after they publicly announced they were expanding their family. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (L-R) Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips attend day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy Match during the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 11, 2017 in Tetbury, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Mike Tindall (L) and Zara Tindall pose backstage at the West End production of '42nd Street' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on May 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 16: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2017 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 14: Zara and Mike Tindall arrive at Cheltenham Racecourse for Day 1 of The Festival, Champion Day, on March 14, 2017 in Gloucestershire, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jules Annan / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Jules Annan / Barcroft Media / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend Magic Millions Raceday on January 14, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Marc Grimwade/WireImage)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend the Magic Millions Raceday on January 14, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08: Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips attend Magic Millions Polo at Doug Jennings Park on January 8, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Marc Grimwade/WireImage)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 09: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend the Magic Millions Raceday at Gold Coast Turf Club on January 9, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
KINGHAM, OXFORDSHIRE - AUGUST 28: Mike Tindall, Zara Tindell and their daughter Mia Tindall pose for a photograph during day three of The Big Feastival at Alex James' Farm on August 28, 2016 in Kingham, Oxfordshire. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Mike Tindall plays with daughter Mia Tindall as they watch Zara Phillips play in a Jockeys vs Olympians charity polo match at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 19, 2016 in Tetbury, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall watch a carnival parade as they attend 'The Patron's Lunch' celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday on The Mall on June 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: (L-R) Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Lawrence, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall sing during the service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday at St Paul's cathedral on June 10, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Vogler - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips share a moment at the BMW PGA Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2016 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
BADMINTON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Mike Tindall carries daughter Mia Tindall (holding a riding crop) on his shoulders after watching Zara Tindall compete in the cross country phase of the Badminton Horse Trials on May 7, 2016 in Badminton, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
BADMINTON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Mike Tindall carries daughter Mia Tindall as he talks with wife Zara Tindall after she competed in the cross country phase of the Badminton Horse Trials on May 7, 2016 in Badminton, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall watch the Grand National as they attend day 3 'Grand National Day' of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse on April 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
STROUD, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 26: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Mike Tindall carries daughter Mia Tindall as they watch Zara Phillips compete in the cross country phase of the Gatcombe Horse Trails at Gatcombe Park, Minchinhampton on March 26, 2016 in Stroud, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips attend a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall take part in the Artemis Challenge on August 13, 2015 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall take part in the Artemis Challenge on August 13, 2015 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
ABERFELDY, SCOTLAND - JULY 11: Zara Phillips and daughter Mia Tindall (L) support husband Ex England rugby star Mike Tindall during the grueling Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon in Loch Tay Scotland on July 11, 2015 in Aberfeldy, Scotland. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Artemis Quadrathlon)
ABERFELDY, SCOTLAND - JULY 11: Zara Phillips and daughter Mia Tindall support husband Ex England rugby star Mike Tindall and Scottish player Rory Lawson, grandson of legendary rugby commentator Bill McLaren, compete in the grueling Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon in Loch Tay Scotland on July 11, 2015 in Aberfeldy, Scotland. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Artemis Quadrathlon)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
HERTFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips attend an evening reception for the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at the Grove Hotel on May 8, 2015 in Hertford, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
HERTFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at The Grove Hotel on May 8, 2015 in Hertford, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HERTFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 3rd annual celebrity golf classic at The Grove Hotel on May 8, 2015 in Hertford, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall take part in The Artemis Challenge during Cowes week on August 7, 2014 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
MINCHINHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 03: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips play with Mia Tindall (daughter of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall) as they attend day 3 of the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park on August 3, 2014 in Minchinhampton, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
MINCHINHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 02: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Anne, The Princess Royal talks with Mike Tindall (pushing daughter Mia Tindall in her buggy) as they watch Zara Phillips compete on her horse High Kingdom in the dressage phase of the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park on August 2, 2014 in Minchinhampton, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend Day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
NEWPORT, WALES - MAY 19: Zara Phillips with baby Mia during the Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic event in support of Rugby for Heroes and the On Course Foundation at the Celtic Manor Resort on May 19, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
NEWPORT, WALES - MAY 19: Zara Phillips with Mike Tindall (L to R) during the Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic in support of Rugby for Heroes and the On Course Foundation at the Celtic Manor Resort on May 19, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Sir Tim Laurence, Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips watch Mike Tindall's horse Monbeg Dude run in the Crabbie's Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse on April 5, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
MINCHINHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 22: Mike Tindall pushes his baby daughter Mia, whose mother is Zara Phillips, in a pram during the Gatcombe Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park on March 23, 2014 in Minchinhampton, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
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“In our case, it was something that was really rare; it was nature saying, ‘This one’s not right,’” Zara told the U.K. paper. “I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along.”

Though Zara said the “worst bit” was having to make the first miscarriage public, in the end she found comfort in people writing to her saying they had been through the same thing. Zara, whose mother is Princess Anne, also leaned on loved ones to get her through the tragedy. “It was a time when my family come to the fore,” she told The SundayTimes. “And I needed them.”

With the second miscarriage, Zara and the former professional rugby player, 39, were able to mourn privately as they had not announced the pregnancy. “I think a lot of the time you’re lucky if it happens a lot earlier,” she explained. Because it’s so personal to each family and every case is different, you can never compare what’s happened or the feelings that people have gone though or the trauma.”

Zara and Mike are celebrating their seven-year anniversary on Monday, July 30. 

Learn more about Zara in the gallery below

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Princess Anne leaves St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, with her three day-old baby daughter, Zara Phillips, London, 18th May 1981. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Peter Phillips and his sister Zara arriving with their nanny at Aberdeen station. They had travelled from London on the Royal train, to begin their summer break with the Queen at Balmoral. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Peter Phillips, Zara Phillips and their mother, Princess Anne, with Royal bodyguard, David Robinson, at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, held at Home Park in Windsor, Berkshire, England, Great Britain, 13 May 1983. Peter and Zara are the children of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips; they divorced in 1992. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Anne carries her daughter Zara on her shoulders at the Burghley Horse Trials in Stamford. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
BADMINTON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 13: Zara Phillips Age 3 With Tousled Hair And A Messy Face Standing With Her Brother Peter Phillips. They Had Been 'scrapping' (play Fighting) At The Badminton Horse Trials. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
BADMINTON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 13: Zara And Peter Phillips Playing At The Badminton Horse Trials. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 12: Zara Phillips At The Royal Windsor Horse Show (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
PA News 12/5/84 Seen in the Home Park, Windsor, are Princess Anne with her children Miss Zara Phillips, three days before her third birthday, and Master Peter Phillips. They were attending the Royal Windsor Horse Show. (Photo by Ron Bell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne, leaves her nursery school in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, on her 3rd birthday. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 16: Zara Phillips aged 3 watches Trooping the Colour from a window of Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Members of the Royal Family gather to watch the RAF flypast for the Queen's birthday. (From left) The Queen Mother, the Prince of Wales, who is holding his son Prince William, the Duke of Kent, Princess Margaret, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen, Princess Michael of Kent and the Princess of Wales. (At Front, from left) Zara Phillips (daughter of Princess Anne), Lord Frederick Windsor (son of Princess Michael of Kent) and Peter Phillips (Princess Anne's son). (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, Prince William and Peter Phillips on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, during Queen Elizabeth's birthday parade. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 17: Zara Phillips, In Cheeky Mood With Her Finger In Her Mouth While At The Guards Polo Club In Windsor, Berkshire. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, aged 3, the daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, at Smith's Lawn. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Le Prince Harry et Zara Phillips faisant du ski dans la station de Klosters-Serneus, en Suisse, le 2 janvier 1998. (Photo by CHARRIAU/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Princess Anne and her daughter, Zara Phillips, holding the reins of a horse at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, held at Home Park in Windsor, Berkshire, England, Great Britain, 11 May 1985. Zara is the daughter of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips; they divorced in 1992. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Anne with her children Zara and Peter Phillips at the 1987 Royal Windsor Horse Show. (Photo by � Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 25: Princess Anne Helping Her Daughter, Zara Phillips, Down From Their Land Rover 4-wheel Drive Vehicle At The Windsor Horse Trials (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Prince William points from the balcony of Buckingham Place with his cousin Zara Phillips (L) and Lady Davina Windsor (R) following Trooping the Colour on June 15, 1985 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Miss Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Princess Diana, Prince Charles,Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward,Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips and the Queen Mother sighting on August 9, 1985 in Scrabster, Scotland.
SCOTLAND - AUGUST 14: Zara And Peter Phillips With Their Mother, Princess Anne, Arriving In Scrabster, Scotland, For Their Holiday (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Anne carries her daughter Zara on her shoulders at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
SANDRINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 29: Members Of The Royal Family Returning Home In The Snow From A Church Service. (l To R) Princess Diana, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne And Zara Phillips. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne, peers over a picket fence (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne, peers over a picket fence (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23: The Wedding Of Prince Andrew And Sarah Ferguson (the Duke And Duchess Of York). Peter Phillips Is Second From The Left And His Sister Zara, Who Was A Bridesmaid, Is In Front Of The Duchess. Susan Barrantes (the Duchess's Mother) Is Dressed In Yellow. The Queen Mother, Prince Edward And Prince William Are On The Far Right Of The Picture. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: (l To R) Zara Phillips, Princess Diana, Prince William, Captain Mark Phillips, Princess Anne Holding Prince Harry,the Duke Of Gloucester On The Balcony Of Buckingham Palace After Trooping The Colour (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
MASTER PETER PHILLIPS AND HIS SISTER ZARA, CHILDREN OF PRINCESS ANNE, BRAVE THE RAIN WITH A PET CORGI AT DAUNTSEY PARK, NEAR CHAPPENHAM TO WATCH THEIR FATHER CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS COMPETE IN THE CROFT ORIGINAL HORSE TRIALS. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
The newlywed Duke and Duchess of York, with (b. row-L) Prince Edward. Children; Alice Ferguson, Lady Posanagh Innes-Ker. Seated children l-r: Andrew Ferguson, Seamus Makim, Peter Phillips, Prince William and Laura Fellowes. (Foreground) Zara Phillips. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II with her grandchildren Zara Phillips and Peter Phillips on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, 6th August 1986. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 16: Zara Phillips, Age 5, Tugging At The Ribbon Bow In Her Hair While With Her Nanny At Aberdeen Airport On Route To Her Holiday. Growing So Fast, She Has Outgrown Her Coat (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 16: Zara Phillips At Windsor Horse Show Wearing A Waxed Barbour Style Raincoat And Hat. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Zara And Peter Phillips At The Windsor Horse Trials 22-24 May (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Queen Elizabeth ll chats to her granddaughter Zara Phillips at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 24, 1987 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Members of the Royal Family line up on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the march past by the Queen's Guards after the Trooping the Colour ceremony. From left to right (front) are Lady Gabriella Windsor, Peter Phillips, Prince William and Zara Phillips and (rear) the Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Diana, Prince Harry and the Princess Royal. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Zara Phillips at the Minchinhampton Pony Club's summer camp at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince William, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips, Lord Frederick Windsor and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) leave St George's Chapel in Windsor, after the Christmas service, 25th December 1987. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
A royal family visit to a museum in Sandringham, where the children climb on a fire engine, January 1988. From left to right Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Peter Philips, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry, wearing a blue coat, Zara Phillips and Prince William. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 16: Zara Phillips attends the Royal Horse Show in Windsor on May 16, 1987. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
CIRENCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 29: Princess Anne Holding An Abbey National Cheque For The Charity 'save The Children' Of Which She Is Patron. The Princess Is With Her Children, Zara And Peter Phillips. They Are At The Cirencester Polo Club. Princess Anne Is Wearing A Headscarf. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 29: Zara Phillips Laughing With Friends At The Windsor Horse Trials. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 29: Zara Phillips attends the Windsor Horse Trial on May 29, 1988. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Peter Phillips and his sister, Zara Phillips, sitting on a grassy bank at Great Somerford, Wiltshire, England, Great Britain, 31 July 1988. Zara and Peter are the children of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips; they divorced in 1992. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
GATCOMBE, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 14: Zara Phillips Pulling A Face At The Gatcombe Horse Trials. On Her Right Is Her Father Mark Phillips. In The Background, Wearing Glasses, Is Former Television Presenter Noel Edmonds. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 14: Princess Anne and her children spent a Sunday afternoon sailing at West Kirby Yacht Club. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
MORZINE, FRANCE - JANUARY 03: Zara Phillips skiing in Morzine, France on January 3, 1989. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
03/01/1989: Princess Ann and Mark Phillips on winter holidays with their daughter Zara in Morzine, FRANCE. (Photo by Georges DE KEERLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 27: Zara Phillips Riding Her Pony At The Royal Windsor Horse Show. Zara Is Wearing A Brown Hacking Jacket And Beige Jodhpurs. Her Pony Has A Rosette Attached To Its Bridle. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, and her daughter Zara Phillips attend The Royal Ascot race meeting, on June 20, 1989 in Ascot ,United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 20: Princess Anne Talking To Her Daughter Zara Phillips At Royal Ascot To Watch The Racing. Princess Anne Is Wearing A Cream Suit And Hat. Zara Phillips Is Wearing A Floral Cotton Dress And Straw Hat And Was Given Special Permission To Attend As Children Are Normally Not Permitted. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, and her daughter Zara Phillips attend The Royal Ascot race meeting, on June 20, 1989 in Ascot ,United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
DAUNTSEY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 30: Zara Phillips In Tweed Riding Jacket, Pony Club Tie And Protective Hat Riding A Pony At Dauntsey Horse Trials (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Princess Royal and her daughter Zara Phillips leaving Sandringham Church in Norfolk after the Christmas morning service. (Photo by Ron Bell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
GORDONSTOUN, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Zara Phillips With Her Brother, Peter Phillips, At Their School, Gordonstoun Wearing School Uniform. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Zara Phillips at Gordonstoun School in Elgin, Scotland, Great Britain, 10 May 1990. Zara is the daughter of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips; they divorced in 1992. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
SANDRINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 23: Diana, Princess Of Wales, With Her Son, Prince William Attending Sunday Service At Sandringham Church With Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, Zara And Peter Phillips, Princess Anne And Prince Edward. Princess Diana Is Wearing A Black White And Red Suit Designed By Fashion Designer Moschino. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
SANDRINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 23: Princess Eugenie's Christening At Sandringham Church. From Left : Princess Margaret, Duchess Of York Holding Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew And The Queen. In The Front Row Is Zara Phillips. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
PORT REGIS, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 23: The Queen Visiting Port Regis School Where Their Grandchildren Zara And Peter Phillips Are Pupils. The Queen Is Talking To Zara Who Is Doing A Gymnastics Display. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
PORT REGIS, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 23: Elizabeth Ll Visiting Her Grandchildren At Their School, Port Regis. Peter Phillips And His Younger Sister, Zara, Are Both Wearing Their Navy Blue School Uniforms. Peter Is Talking To The Queen. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
DORSET, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 23: Zara Phillips Performing In A Gymnastics Display For Her Grandparents, The Queen And Prince Philip, Who Were Visiting Her School, Port Regis. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
PA NEWS PHOTO 29/7/91 THE PRINCESS ROYAL'S SON, PETER PHILLIPS HELPS HIS SISTER ZARA ON TO THE DECK OF A DINGY AFTER SHE HAD FALLEN FROM A SIAL BOARD AT THE SOUTH CERNEY WATERSPORTS CENTRE. (Photo by Barry Batchelor - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 19: Princess Diana, Prince William And Zara Phillips Attending Easter Service In Windsor. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Peter Phillips Smiling While Watching Competitors At The Windsor International Horse Trials With His Sister, Zara. They Are Accompanied By A Police Bodyguard With Walkie Talkie Two-way Radio. Peter Is Wearing A Sweatshirt And Baseball Cap With Logo On It. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Peter Phillips and his sister Zara at Windsor International Horse Trials. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
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