Everything you need to know about Zara Tindall’s stunning secret half-sister who shares her passion for horses
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She is a member of one of the most photographed families in the world.
But the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, has two little-known half-sisters through her father, Captain Mark Phillips.
Zara’s mother, Anne, the Princess Royal married Captain Mark Phillips in 1973 and had two children, Peter, 43, and Zara, 39, Phillips, before they divorced in 1992.
Captain Mark Phillips fathered a daughter, Felicity Tonkin, 35, who was born in August 1985 following a brief extramarital affair with her mother, New Zealand art teacher Heather Tonkin.
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Following his divorce from Princess Anne, Mark tied the knot with Stephanie Pflueger, 67, in 1997 and went onto have daughter Stephanie, 23, in October 1997, who is now a fellow equestrian.
Stephanie attended Dean Close School in Cheltenham where fees cost up to £13,900 per term.
The 23-year-old achieved grades C,C,D at A Level and went onto study Business Management at the University of Worcester and graduated last year.
She also completed her bronze and gold Duke of Edinburgh awards which were founded by her half-sister’s late grandfather, Prince Philip.
Stephanie also managed to keep a low profile despite her royal connections and worked as a barmaid in Gloucestershire while studying.
Taking after her older sibling, Stephanie is a keen horsewoman and has competed at Barbury International, Wellington Horse Trials and the West Wiltshire Horse Trials.
The equestrian, who has 813 Instagram followers, is also supported by saddle maker Voltaire along with Lister Shearing and Toggi & Champion Equestrian.
Stephanie is also a keen skier and is pictured with boyfriend and agricultural graduate William Hosier on the slopes in Les Arcs, France, in 2018.
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She has also enjoyed exotic holidays to Hawaii, where her mother, Sandy, was born, along with trips to Sydney in Australia.
Despite enjoying a life away from the limelight, Stephanie was a flower girl to Peter and Canada-born Autumn Phillips in 2008 at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Stephanie is also a proud auntie to Zara’s children Mia, seven, Lena, two, and one-month-old Lucas along with Peter’s daughters Savannah, 10, and nine-yea-old Isla.
Her father Mark Phillips has remained a noted member of the equestrian world. He was part of the British team at a three-day event that won a gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
It was at this event, at the age of 23, that he met Princess Anne and the couple got engaged the following year.
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