Zara Phillips http://www.shanagrant.com
Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, MBE (born 15 May 1981) is the second child and only daughter of Princess Anne and her first
husband, Captain Mark Phillips and is thirteenth in the line of succession to the throne. She is married to England rugby
union player Mike Tindall, but has elected to keep her maiden name.
An equestrian, Phillips is the former Eventing World Champion who won the World Championship in Aachen and was voted
2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year that year by the British viewing public (an award her mother won in 1971). She was
appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2007 New Year's Honours List for her services to equestrianism.
As the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Phillips supports many charitable causes. In 2003, she and Princess Anne
took part in the first UK double ship-naming ceremony in Southampton. Princess Anne named the P&O Cruises liner Oceana,
and Phillips named its sister ship Adonia.
She frequently attends various events for charity and has taken to supporting certain causes herself, mainly for spinal
injuries, equestrian charities and children's causes. In 2005, she auctioned one of her evening gowns (worn at the London
premiere of the film Seabiscuit) to raise money for tsunami relief. She also undertook a visit to New Zealand in her role as
patron of The Catwalk Trust. From 1998 to 2005 she served as the president of Club 16-24, a group which encourages young people
to take an interest in racing. She is linked to INSPIRE, the Salisbury based medical research charity which helps to improve the
quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries, and Sargent Cancer Care for Children, the UK's leading children's cancer charity.
She appears at events for The Caudwell Charitable Trust, which is targeted at children with special needs, disabilities and
serious illnesses. She has continued her family's long patronage of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and has visited
on many occasions. In 2006, she took part in a special charity day for Cantor Index, whose staff were killed in the 11 September
2001 attacks. In 2007, she became patron of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund. To help with Sport Relief 2008, she posed
for her first official royal portrait by artist Jack Vettriano. In 2009, she attended a celebrity poker tournament in Monaco
in aid of Darfur, Sudan. In September 2010, she attended the 2012 London Olympic Ball alongside cousin Prince Harry of Wales.
In October of the same year she attended another celebrity poker tournament, this time in London, in aid of Cancer Research UK,
of which she is Royal Patron.