Zara Tindall steals show at Royal Ascot as she's joined by husband Mike

Other royals in attendance included Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Sophie, Countess of Wessex also joined the group

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Zara Tindall stole the show today at Royal Ascot, arriving in style with husband Mike.

Other royals in attendance included Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Sophie, Countess of Wessex also joined the group.

It was announced ahead of the event that the Queen would not be in attendance at Royal Ascot due to ongoing mobility issues.

Zara and Mike Tindall during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday June 16, 2022.
Zara and Mike Tindall during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday June 16, 2022.

The head of state has more than 10 horses entered over the five days of the event and, with Windsor Castle just a 15-minute drive away, there is still some hope she will attend during the week.

Writing in the official Royal Ascot programme, the Queen described the prospect of the world’s premiere thoroughbreds competing in Berkshire as “thrilling”.

She said: “After the challenges of recent times, this year’s royal meeting provides a long-awaited opportunity for supporters of racing from all over the world to come together for five days of outstanding sport.

“Once again, it is thrilling that horses from around the globe have travelled to Royal Ascot to compete at the highest level.”

The royals were photographed laughing together as they stepped from the carriages in the parade ring, and met up with the Countess of Wessex.

Zara opted for a cream coloured Laura Green coat which featured pink buttons.

She paired it with a striking green hat with a pink rose sprouting out over to top and Karen Millen shoes.

Zara Tindall during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday June 16, 2022.
Zara Tindall during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday June 16, 2022.
Zara Tindall greets The Prince of Wales during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Zara Tindall greets The Prince of Wales during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.

She was joined by a number of friends who could be seen drinking and laughing together later on in the day.

Mike and Zara could also be seen in photos taking selfies with each other and smiling on a balcony.

Earlier in the week Zara was spotted joking and laughing with her uncle, Prince Charles and at one point put her arm around the future king as they chatted.