Zara Phillips: First Horses, Then Babies (Maybe)

Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall The Newlywed Life
Zara Phillips
Courtesy Tatler

09/07/2011 AT 07:00 AM EDT

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.

Prince William's cousin, whose parents are Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, was formerly known as the royal rebel who once had a tongue stud. "At least I didn't have it coming out of my nose or anything," she now says.



And she apparently is relishing the newlywed life in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, with Tindall, 32, and talks about the simple pleasures of relaxing at home and watching crime dramas like CSI and cooking spaghetti Bolognese.

Tindall, meanwhile, is set to be playing with the English rugby squad at the World Cup in New Zealand, beginning later this week.

As for that honeymoon that they missed, Phillips jokes that it is still on hold – "possibly until we're both retired."
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