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Full Marks For Dressage

by | 25th, June 2003

‘HER mother has been teased for years for looking like a horse, her father was a horse rider of some renown and her boyfriend is a jockey.

Best turned-out?

Given her bloodstock, it would be surprising if Zara Phillips did not have something of the equine about her.

And, despite Hello!’s best attempts to portray Princess Anne’s 22-year-old daughter as a style icon, it’s fair to say that she doesn’t look completely out of place in the paddock.

The magazine catches up with Zara at Royal Ascot, where she turned up in a slinky, slashed-to-the-thigh Gharani Stork dress, ”which was revealing in the most attractive way”.

And indeed the accompanying picture confirms that Zara was showing quite a lot of fetlock as she strolled along beside boyfriend Richard Johnson.

But Zara was not alone in making a fashion statement.

”Although Zara stole the show,” says Hello!, ”the Queen’s daffodil-yellow silk suit won admiring glances on Opening Day, as did the soft pink outfit worn by mother-to-be The Countess Wessex, who braved the jolting journey down the course in an open landau, smiling broadly.”

And to prove the point, the magazine publishes a picture of Sophie making light of her husband’s absence, no doubt on some important business trip overseas.

We can only marvel at the way the Countess, who is three months pregnant, endures the trauma of being ferried to her seat in the Royal Box.

She truly is an example to expectant mothers the world over.

Posted: 25th, June 2003 | In: Reviews Comment | TrackBack | Permalink