Zara Tindall shared her deep admiration for her mother Princess Anne in a recent video, adding that she hopes that people one day think of her just as fondly.
The royal modeled some items from the clothing company Musto as the face of their Fall 2022 collection while walking through the countryside near her Gatcombe Park home in Gloucestershire in South West England. In a short YouTube video shared by the brand this week, Tindall thanks her mother for giving her and her older brother, Peter Phillips, such an idyllic childhood, calling her her “role model.” She explained, “Whether it was the horses or sailing or traveling or the people we met along the way, I was very lucky to meet incredible people which then you learn more from as you go along through life.”
The King’s niece went on to explain that growing up spending so much time in the great outdoors also helped shape who she is as an adult. “I definitely remember having a lot of fun and being able to experience a lot of things. I’m very lucky that my parents were able to do that for us or whatever they were involved in,” she said. Tindall also added while trying on various coats that she hopes to one day have a legacy as impressive as her mothers, saying that she would like to be remembered “for being hard working and respectful and loyal and a good mum,” with “some success in there and influencing the younger generations, as well.” The royal and her husband, Mike Tindall, are parents to three young children themselves, 8-year-old Mia, 3-year-old Lena, and one-year-old Lucas.
Tindall went on to reveal that she’s always felt “happiest at home, or with the family, obviously, or traveling. I’m happy traveling with the kids and Mike and exploring the world.” She continued, “If I’ve got something planned it would definitely be outside, either riding or doing some kind of activity like a trip away to Devon or Scotland, where you kind of make sure you’re outside the whole time and they don’t see a phone or an iPad for the whole day and then they can just crash in the evening.”
And in April, Tindall was able to indulge in one of her favorite outdoor pastimes, competing in the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials in Norfolk. She was joined there by her husband and three kids who had the day off from school for the Easter holiday. The royal has long been an impressive equestrian, just like Princess Anne who was the first British royal to compete in the Olympics, riding Queen Elizabeth’s horse Goodwill in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In 2012, Tindall won a silver medal as part of the UK’s equestrian team.
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