Zara Phillips Competes in Horse Trials Days After Pregnancy Announcement

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Zara Phillips Competes in Horse Trials Days After Pregnancy Announcement
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Zara Phillips Competes in Horse Trials Days After Pregnancy Announcement

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.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Zara Phillips Competes in Horse Trials Days After Pregnancy Announcement

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