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Zara Tindall Not on Selection Short-List For Equestrian Team For Rio

  June 22, 2016 at 9:18 am by

Just days after Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg confirmed she would not be competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, it has also been announced that Zara Tindall has not been shortlisted to represent Team GB on the equestrian team. It is believed that, although Zara and her mount High Kingdom met the Olympic qualification requirements for selection, the horses’s health issues and fitness is the reason for Zara not being named on … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Not Going To Rio

  June 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by

In an interview with Der Westen, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has confirmed she will not be competing for Denmark at the Rio Olympics in August, as she does not feel that her horse is stable enough to participate at that standard. “For the Olympics, you need a stable horse – and on Saturday in the Grand Prix Special [at the 2016 Danish Dressage Championships in Broholm], I saw that Fabienne [her 18-year-old … Continue reading

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Running Riot: Mia Tindall Holds Court At Polo

  June 19, 2016 at 1:52 pm by

Two-year-old Mia Tindall once again was the centre of attention during a charity polo match as part of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo today. While her mother Zara played in the match between Olympic legends and jockeys, little Mia was on the sidelines, running rings around the legs of her father Mike and grandmother Princess Anne. With a smile, Princess Anne gladly followed her youngest grandchild around as she ran … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Takes Home A Trophy on Final Day of Ascot

  June 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm by

It was a banner final day at Royal Ascot for Queen Elizabeth, as she watched on with glee – and suspense – as her horse Dartmouth took out the Hardwicke Stakes. After a steward’s enquiry found no fault with the win, the 90-year-old monarch, dressed in a fetching deep blue coat with an aqua blue hat – was presented with the owner’s trophy and a bottle of Bollinger champagne by her … Continue reading

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Royal Runners All Round On Fourth Day of Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm by

It wasn’t just The Queen who had a horse running today. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had Carntop running in the King Edward VII Stakes. A short interview with the trainer Ralph Beckett revealed that Charles and Camilla are both very passionate about their horses and their training. They were seen in the pre-parade ring before Carntop went out and placed 5th out of 9 horses. … Continue reading

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2016 Longines Ladies Award Goes to The Princess Royal

  June 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm by

Tonight, the Princess Royal was awarded the 2016 Longines Ladies Award for her contribution to the equestrian world in an awards dinner at the Natural History Museum. “She is a formidably talented horsewoman and deserves huge praise for her achievements,” Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines, said in the statement announcing the Princess’s receipt of the award. During the dinner, Anne spoke of how proud she was … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can! Princess Leonore Pays First Visit To Her Duchy

  June 3, 2016 at 9:36 am by

Two-year-old Princess Leonore had her parents, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, on their toes today during her premiere visit to her duchy, Gotland. While she was being introduced to Haidi af Gotland, the horse Leonore received as a christening gift from the Administrative Board of Gotland, the young Princess – in a blue and white pleated dress with a large blue bow in her blonde hair – was more interested in … Continue reading

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How Grand! Queen Elizabeth Wins A Tesco Voucher At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Britain’s 90-year-old monarch was all giggles earlier today as she won a £50 Tesco voucher during the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The voucher – which put a smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face as she firmly clutched it in her hand – was part of her prize as the owner of the first place runner in the Tattersalls & RoR Thoroughbred Ridden Show, Barber’s Shop. Also amongst the Queen’s winnings was £70 … Continue reading

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Little Livewire: Mia Tindall Proves A Handful At Badminton Horse Trials

  May 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm by

A few weeks after she stole the show in her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday portrait, Mia Tindall today was a handful for her relatives as they watched the Badminton Horse Trials. Mike Tindall, Timothy Laurence, and Autumn Phillips all battled the wilful two-year-old to maintain her attention throughout the day, as Mia tried to break free seemingly wanting to run around on her own accord. Grandpa Tim entertained the young one … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Takes Rum Expectations Around the Course at Gatcombe Trials

  March 26, 2016 at 4:58 pm by

The weather was decidedly different at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire today than it was yesterday, the sun being replaced by the wind and light rain as Zara Tindall took to the course on her mount, Rum Expectations, finishing 15th. In the crowd to watch Zara as she competed in cross-country, show jumping and dressage were her husband, Mike Tindall, and their two-year-old daughter Mia. The young one was rugged … Continue reading

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The Phillips Girls Enjoy The Sun At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

Savannah and Isla Phillips took advantage of the shining sunlight today while at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire by enjoying a sweet treat – ice-cream. The two eldest great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth sat quietly with their mother, Autumn Phillips, as they watched the event on their grandmother’s estate. Later in the afternoon Princess Anne presented medals to the day’s winning riders.

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Frederik, Mary and Children at the Hubertus Hunt

  November 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm by

The Crown Princely Family of Denmark today attended the Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven, north of Copenhagen. Arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, the youngest children – Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – sat up front next to the driver to get the best view of the track leading up to the Hermitage Palace (Prince Christian was in the back with mum and dad). Over 40,000 people were present to watch … Continue reading

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Joint Horse Whispering Engagement for the Queen and Camilla

  October 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, during a visit to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace today, where the royal duo watched a horse whispering demonstration by Monty Roberts. Camilla’s patronage, The Brooke, an agency that advocates for the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules internationally, arranged the demonstration (Monty Roberts is their Global ambassador), which saw the horse whisperer train a five-year-old mare. View image … Continue reading

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Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy Weekend at Eventing Festival

  August 9, 2015 at 8:26 pm by

Princess Anne’s trio of fair-haired granddaughters kept their parents on their toes over the weekend, as they frolicked around Gatcombe Park during the Festival of British Eventing. Savannah and Isla Phillips along with Mia Tindall enjoyed the sunshine from the stands with Peter and Autumn Phillips while watching the horses compete, after 19-month-old Mia threw a tantrum when her mother, Zara, hastily removed her from fiddling with the dials on … Continue reading

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Frederik, Mary and Children Watch Riding Parade Outside Gråsten Palace

  July 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary brought their four children out this morning to watch the Gråsten Ring Rider Association’s annual parade outside the gates of Gråsten Palace, the summer residence of the royal family. Also joining the family was Frederik’s cousin, Prince Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and his partner Carina Axelsson. About 300 riders from local riding clubs and associations paraded past the main gates of the Palace, each organisation stopping to present … Continue reading

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Royal Windsor Horse Show Kicks Off For 2015

  May 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall as she attended the opening day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. The two women chatted happily as they stood watching some of the competitions, including the Novice Heavyweight Hunter contest which saw the Queen’s horse Tower Bridge come third. Another of the Queen’s horses, Barker’s Shop, placed second in a different event. View image | gettyimages.com During the day, … Continue reading

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The Queen’s True Worth, Part Three: Article Series by David McClure

  April 7, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today we bring you the final part of our article series on Queen Elizabeth’s finances written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure. This three-part series has been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Part one can be found here and part two here. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Attend Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday

  March 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a joyful day at Ascot Racecourse today attending the Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday. The couple couldn’t keep their laughter at bay as they watched the Lamb National, where sheep race around a specially-designed course in the same manner as horses would. Each of the sheep were wearing a coloured coat to differentiate them from their ‘competitors’, as well as a miniature … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival Gets Some Royal Visitors

  March 11, 2015 at 6:38 pm by

It’s that time of year again, and members of the British Royal Family have attended the first two days of the annual Cheltenham Festival. The Duchess of Cornwall was there today accompanied by her two children, Tom Parker-Bowles and Laura Lopes, and their spouses Sara and Harry. The group showed a wide range of emotions while watching the races from the royal box – Tom appeared to have backed a … Continue reading

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