ZARA Tindall and husband Mike soaked up the Australian sun as they arrived hand in hand at the Magic Millions Polo event on the Gold Coast.
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The Queen’s granddaughter, who won a silver medal as a member of the British Equestrian team in the London 2012 Olympic Games, had missed some of last year’s events due to her pregnancy. But she looked ready to enjoy herself when she arrived hand in hand with husband Mike six months after giving birth to her second daughter Lena. Mrs Tindall, 37, wore a blush pink lace dress for the sporting occasion, holding a dusty pink sunhat, presumably to shield her from the 27C temperatures.
Her rugby captain husband Mike, 40, opted for a smart navy blue blazer with white shorts and a pair of black loafers.
The royal couple looked loved-up as they enjoyed a romantic day at the Doug Jennings Park, before posing for photos ahead of the event.
Having missed some of last year’s events due to her pregnancy with her second child, the Olympic medalist will go up against Argentinian player Nacho Figueras, 41, later this year.
She reportedly told Australia’s Who: “While I enjoyed watching Nacho from the sidelines last year, I much prefer to be amongst the action and am looking forward to matching up against him.”
On June 18 last year, Mrs Tindall gave birth to a little girl, who the royal couple later named Lena Elisabeth.
The couple, who wed at a ceremony in Edinburgh in July 2011, arrived in Australia over the weekend and are in Queensland for the week-long carnival which kicks off today.
On Saturday Mr Tindall was spotted going for surfing lessons with an instructor on the beach.
The former rugby player showed his sporting prowess as he tackled the waves off the popular Australian surf spot.
Despite looking unsteady at first, he managed to get up on his surfboard.
While her husband was honing his surfing skills, Mrs Tindall watched him from a balcony as she had foils placed in her hair ahead of the polo event today.
Mrs Tindall is the daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips and is 17th in line to the British throne.
She does not have an official royal title however, as titles can only be given to a monarch’s grandchildren through their sons, not daughters.
The Queen did offer a courtesy title to Mrs Tindall and her older brother Peter when they were born, but the Princess Royal famously turned down the offer, wanting her children to live more normal lives.
Mrs Tindall told the Times in 2015 that she was pleased to have not been given a title.
She said: “I’m very lucky that both my parents decided to not use the title and we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do so.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK