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The Newest Royal Has a Name!

Zara and Mike Tindall Name Their Daughter Mia Grace

Originally posted 01/23/2014 09:45AM

The newest member of little Prince George's family has a name.

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Zara Tindall, Prince William's Cousin, Is Expecting

Zara Tindall, Prince William's Cousin, Is Expecting First Child

Originally posted 07/08/2013 07:15AM

While they and the rest of the world eagerly awaits the Duchess of Cambridge's going into labor, the Royal Family already has baby news to celebrate.

Prince William's cousin, Zara Tindall – commonly known as Zara Phillips – is expecting her first child, due early next year.

The Olympic equestrian, 32, has been married to rugby player Mike Tindall, 33, since July 2011.

A simple statement from the press secretary to Queen Elizabeth, released Monday morning, says, "Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tindall are very pleased to announce that Zara Tindall is expecting a baby in the New Year.

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'Kate Is a Natural Mother,' Says William's Cousin-in-Law | Prince William

'Kate Is a Natural Mother,' Says William's Cousin-in-Law

Originally posted 05/21/2013 08:50AM

Everything's relative – and family members are already praising Princess Kate for her maternal instincts.

Mike Tindall, who is married to William's cousin, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips's daughter Zara Phillips, says father-to-be Prince William – whom he calls "Willy" – will be "outstanding" as a dad, "while Kate is a natural mother," he adds.

The rugby player told the Daily Mirror, "It's great for them. The whole family is really excited about the baby. I think everyone's excited. I'm so happy for those two. They'll be great parents."

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How Did Zara Phillips Fare in Olympics Equestrian Event?

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Zara Phillips Olympics Equestrian Event: How Did She Fare?

Originally posted 07/31/2012 10:10AM

Spoiler Alert: Results from the Olympic Games are available live online, several hours ahead of the telecasts. If you'd rather find out how the athletes fare on TV, stop reading here!

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Kate & William Are Among the Royals Cheering on Zara Phillips | Kate Middleton, Prince William

Summer Olympics 2012

Kate & William Are Among the Royals Cheering on Zara Phillips

Originally posted 07/30/2012 01:45PM

Spoiler Alert: Results from the Olympic Games are available live online, several hours ahead of the telecasts. If you'd rather find out how the athletes fare on TV, stop reading here!

It wasn't your everyday family outing.

On Monday as the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips competed in the difficult cross-country portion of Olympic equestrian event, her relatives Prince William, Kate, Prince Harry, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Camilla all applauded enthusiastically from the stands, as about 50,000 other spectators – including Phillips's mother, Princess Anne – viewed from along the 3.5-mile, 28-obstacle course.

Five minutes after setting off on her horse High Kingdom, Phillips, wearing No. 40, negotiated the Tower of London fence, eliciting tremendous applause – including from her cousins. Sitting between William and Camilla, Kate, who wore a pale blue Team GB badge on the right lapel of her navy blue jacket, also beamed a huge smile.

And there were more smiles to come.

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Zara Phillips 'Can't Wait' to Compete in London Olympics

Zara Phillips 'Can't Wait' to Compete in London Olympics

Originally posted 06/12/2012 03:10PM

Fulfilling a dream – and following her parents' footsteps – Zara Phillips is set to compete in the summer Olympics!

Phillips, 31, recently won a spot on the 2012 U.K. equestrian team after several stellar performances on her horse, High Kingdom.

High Kingdom is known for his speed, which will come in handy at the 2012 London Games. And Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, according to Horse & Hound editor Lucy Higginson, is "right up there with the best in the world."

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Zara Phillips: First Horses, Then Babies (Maybe)

Zara Phillips: First Horses, Then Babies (Maybe)

Originally posted 09/07/2011 07:00AM

Having skipped a honeymoon to get right back to work after her Royal Wedding in July, Zara Phillips says she wants to start a family with rugby player Mike Tindall.

But they can wait. "I'd love to have kids, but not at the moment. You know – I'm just happy competing and putting the work in," the equestrian, 30, tells the U.K. magazine Tatler for its October issue.

"There are always other competitions and other dreams that you want to achieve. Winning Badminton and Burghley, the Olympics, another World Championship," she says. Phillips is also launching her own line of riding gear.

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Kate's Wedding Day Splurge: a $675 Custom Hat | Kate Middleton

UpdatePosted 08/04/2011 11:00AM

Kate Wears Custom Hat for Zara Phillips's Wedding

Originally posted 08/04/2011 09:15AM

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is a master at recycling looks from her own closet, but when it comes to her hats, it seems this royal is happy to splurge.

At the wedding of Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall, Kate accessorized her cream Collette Dinnigan French lace dress and Day Birger et Mikkelsen brocade coat (both worn in 2006) with a brand new, bespoke hat by British milliner Gina Foster.

Retailing for about $675, the natural straw coulis, called "Launceston Place," was customized by the duchess in a whirlwind visit to the hatmaker just 10 days before the nuptials. "She rang and asked to come in, then she tried a few on and we went from there," Foster tells PEOPLE from her tiny boutique in Kensington (a mere minutes walk from Kate's new apartment at Kensington Palace).

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Zara Phillips Is Too Busy for a Honeymoon | Mike Tindall, Zara Phillips

Zara Phillips Is Too Busy for a Honeymoon

Originally posted 08/03/2011 10:35AM

Perhaps newlywed Zara Phillips is taking a cue from her cousin Prince William when it comes to her honeymoon with husband Mike Tindall.

Just as William delayed his wedding trip with Duchess Catherine to the, Phillips is crediting her and Tindall's busy schedules for their delay in taking a wedding trip.

"We're kind of missing the quiet period where we can catch up and have some sleep," Phillips, 30, who on Saturday wed the captain of England's rugby team, 32, in Edinburgh, tells the Associated Press.

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Zara Phillips's Wedding Dress: How She Got the Look | Mike Tindall, Zara Phillips

Zara Phillips's Wedding Dress: How She Got the Look

Originally posted 08/01/2011 12:20PM

As far as royalty goes, Zara Phillips is known for her simpler, more private lifestyle – she doesn't even carry an official royal title, per her mother's request – but she had her day in the spotlight Saturday as she married rugby star Mike Tindall in Scotland.

Phillips, 13th in line to the throne, tied the knot in an ivory silk faille and silk duchess satin gown by designer Stewart Parvin, couturier to the Queen. The drop-waist pleated bodice, which concealed a corset, flowed into a full skirt complete with train. Delicate fabric-covered buttons ran down the back of the gown, from the neckline to the hem. And Phillips, a functional bride, had hidden pockets in her skirt, too. Her veil was a silk tulle cathedral-length bouffant style with a short blusher.

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