The mama-to-be has temporarily quit competitive horse racing and will not continue the sport until after she gives birth, Hello magazine reports.
Prince William‘s cousin announced she’s expecting her first child with her rugby star hubby, Mike Tindall, less than two weeks ago.
“The fact is that all of Zara’s horses have now qualified for the events she wishes to enter them for next year,” a spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth II‘s granddaughter told Hello. “She has done so well already this season, she does not actually need to compete any more. Given that she is pregnant, she has decided to cancel the rest of her entries for the year.”
The spokesperson added the royal is being “sensible” while progressing “happily and healthily” in her pregnancy.
“As we said previously, she is feeling fine and is following all medical advice from her doctors,” Zara’s rep said, emphasizing that the blond beauty has not had any pregnancy complications.
The pregnant royal has apparently pulled a 180 since last week when Buckingham Palace announced the 32-year-old equestrian would continue to compete in horse races.
“It’s business as usual at the moment,” the palace initially confirmed. She reportedly competed in the Brightling International Horse Trials in Sussex after announcing her pregnancy.
Last summer, Phillips competed in the Olympics, where she and her Team GB equestrian team took home the silver medal.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were on hand to show their support at the event, which also saw Prince Harry, Princess Anne; Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie; Zara’s brother, Peter Phillips and her hubby in attendance.
Zara and Mike tied the knot in Canongate Kirk, Scotland, in July 2011, just a few months after Will and Kate wed. Phillips and Tindall’s child will be 16th in line to the throne.
While the equestrian takes a break from horse racing, the rest of the world is on royal baby watch, as Kate Middleton is currently due to give birth to her first child with Prince William and could go into labor at any moment.
Once the baby is born, the announcement will be made public with a notice placed on the gates of Buckingham Palace, which will also reveal the baby’s gender.
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