Royal Baby Watch

Zara Phillips Competes in Horse Trials Days After Pregnancy Announcement

Celebrity Moms Jul. 16, 2013 AT 2:10PM
Pregnant Zara Phillips competed in horse trials on July 14, 2013. Six days after announcing her pregnancy, British royal Zara Phillips competed in the Brightling Park International Horse Trials on July 14, 2013. Credit: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Zara Phillips isn't giving up her beloved pastime just because she has a bun in the oven. Six days after Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter announced that she is expecting her first child with rugby player husband Mike Tindall, the 32-year-old competed in the Brightling Park International Horse Trials in Robertsbridge, England, on Sunday, July 14.

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A spokesperson for Phillips recently defended the mom-to-be's decision to participate in equine sports while expecting: "She is being sensible about this and is listening to what doctors are telling her. She would never put her pregnancy in jeopardy."

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Phillips won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in London last year. She is the daughter of Princess Royal Anne and first husband Captain Mark Phillips; the athlete is currently 14th in line to the British throne.

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Coincidentally, Phillips' first cousin, Prince William, is expecting a baby of his own with wife Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge was due July 11 and is expected to give birth imminently.

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