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Camilla, Anne and Zara enjoy Ladies Day at Cheltenham


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.

Anne, Princess Royal; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Zara Tindall
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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.”



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.