The Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Royal and Zara Tindall enjoyed Ladies Day at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
While this was the first appearance for the Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal and Zara Tindall had already made previous appearances on Tuesday – the first day of the festival. They were joined by Anne’s son, Peter Phillips and his estranged wife, Autumn, on Tuesday as well as Zara’s husband, Mike.
Over 60,000 have attended the event in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak across the globe. The number of attendees is down by almost 7,000 from 2019. Additional wash basins and hand sanitiser stations were set up for the festival, and some attendees chose to wear fashionable masks to protect themselves from Covid-19.
Camilla, who is an Honorary Member of the Jockey Club, was there to present the trophy for The Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase.
Zara, a mother of two, showed off her maternal instincts as she stood with the son of AP McCoy, Archie, and cheered on the winner of the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, Champ (who was named after AP McCoy). She would be the one to present the trophy for the race to Archie later on.
The six-year-old was very excited saying, “I’ve had a great day. It’s been a nine out of 10. I love Champ because he’s named after my daddy. I’ve been coming to Cheltenham for a while. It was really good and I enjoyed being on TV but I’d rather daddy was still riding.”