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In the Press: Zara Phillips in the Telegraph

There’s a photo of MUSTO ambassador Zara Phillips on the Telegraph homepage and on page 7 of today’s paper wearing a Team Polo from her latest ZP176 collection and MUSTO breeches and the article features highlights from the October issue of Tatler magazine, out today:

‘Unlike the Queen, who has a Facebook page and a Twitter account, Miss Phillips said that she was not a fan of social media.

The monarch’s eldest granddaughter, who married England rugby captain Mike Tindall in July, said in an interview: “I think Facebook’s dangerous. So many people I know get into trouble with Facebook… I’d rather just pick up the phone. Or Skype.”

Speaking to Tatler, Miss Phillips, 30, also revealed that she has decided to put family plans on hold in order to focus on her equestrian career.

“I’d love to have kids, but not at the moment,” she said. “You know – I’m just happy competing and putting the work in.”

Miss Phillips, a former world champion eventer who has decided to retain her maiden name for professional reasons, returned to work two days after her wedding at the Canongate Kirk and Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, foregoing the traditional honeymoon.

In the interview with Tatler magazine which is published this week, Miss Phillips said that she and Tindall, 32, were so busy with their careers, they would not be able to take a honeymoon “until we’re both retired”.

Miss Phillips has been competing at Burghley Horse Trials over the weekend, while Tindall is in New Zealand preparing for the Rugby World Cup which starts this week.

The Queen’s granddaughter, who is 12th in line to the throne, was also asked why her mother, the Princess Royal, decided not to bestow her or her brother Peter with the HRH title.

She said: “I don’t know, actually. I should ask her. I think it was good, though. My brother and I have been able to get on and have been very lucky to do things with our family that other people wouldn’t have been able to do. But then again, we’ve also been able to live a normal life as well.”

She added: “…in a sporting way, I wanted to be good at what I was doing. And I think in my family, we’ve been brought up to be good at what we do.”

She also spoke of her relationship with her parents, describing her father, Captain Mark Phillips, a former Olympic gold-medal winning eventer as a harsher critic of her career than Princess Anne, who has also competed at the Olympics.

“My dad can be pretty critical sometimes,” she said. “If I’ve done something really well, he will tell me. But it is hard to get a compliment out of him. It’s just the way he is and the way he trains. It’s fine if you’re doing well and feeling confident – but when you’re not doing so well, it can be more difficult. That’s when I go and see my mother.”

Miss Phillips, who previously wore a tongue stud, laughed off her image as a “royal rebel”, saying that these days she enjoyed relaxing by cooking her signature dish of spaghetti bolognese for her husband at their home in Gloucestershire. She also defended her decision to pierce her tongue: “…at least I didn’t have it coming out of my nose, or anything.”

Miss Phillips, who recently launched her own range of children’s riding wear, has yet to decide whether she will travel to New Zealand to support her husband during the rugby world cup.

Her spokesman said: “Zara has several competitions over the next month, and she wants to see how her horses come on and how she fares in those competitions before deciding whether or not she heads out there to see Mike.”’

A 3 colour Polo drawing influence from the MUSTO association with Zara Phillips and her main sponsors – Land Rover & Artemis.

  • £45
  • 95% Cotton 5% Elastane
  • Machine Wash
  • Available in Holly Red and Peacock Blue
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