Why Zara Tindall Kept Her Maiden Name For Five Years After Royal Wedding

Why Zara Tindall Kept Her Maiden Name For Five Years After Royal Wedding

At the time of their nuptials in 2011, it was widely reported that the bride would be breaking with tradition and retaining her last name Phillips.

It was understood that the decision was made for professional reasons because of her equestrian career.

It wasn’t until March 2016 that Zara opted to publicly take her husband’s surname, as she competed during her unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Zara, 41, has followed in her mother Princess Anne’s footsteps with her sporting career and won a silver medal as part of Team GB’s eventing team at the London 2012 Olympics.

Meanwhile, Mike was part of the England rugby squad which won the 2003 World Cup.

Since their wedding, Mike and Zara have become parents to Mia, nine, Lena, four, and one-year-old Lucas.

Mike said: “Both Mia and Lena go to Minchinhampton rugby club on a Sunday and they are only nine and four so we’ve got to give them a bit of time before the pressure comes on but they love all sports and they play rugby as well.”

Mike and his mother-in-law, Princess Anne, were among the spectators at the Six Nations rugby match between England and Scotland over the weekend. 

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