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Take Things Easy? Not A Chance. Pregnant Zara Phillips Shows Bump For First Time As She Plays POLO

14/08/2014 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Take things easy? Not a chance. Pregnant Zara Phillips shows bump for first time as she plays POLO!

While many expectant mums try to take things easy and put their feet up, pregnant Zara Phillips has adopted a more energetic approach – by playing polo.

The three-months' pregnant granddaughter of the Queen was at the thick of the action during a tournament at Tidworth Polo Club in Salisbury, Wiltshire at the weekend – proudly displaying her baby bump for the first time.

Zara, 32, who announced she is expecting her first child with rugby star husband Mike Tindall, in the New Year, vowed not to quit riding just yet, despite falling off her horse last week.

She is set to carry on riding in several events over the next few weeks, including the Festival of British Eventing at mum Princess Anne's Gatcombe Park estate, Gloucestershire, next month.

However, pregnant women are often advised not to continue with sports that carry a risk of injury to their unborn child.

Zara Phillips, an Olympic silver medallist in eventing, is expected to keep riding until closer to her due date. Her mother Princess Anne rode right up until six weeks before the birth of her daughter.

Her spokesperson has said Zara is "being sensible about this and is listening to what doctors are telling her. She would never put her pregnancy in jeopardy."

Take things easy? Not a chance. Pregnant Zara Phillips shows bump for first time as she plays POLO!

Prince William, set to become a dad any day now as he and wife Kate Middleton look forward to the arrival of their first baby, also played polo at the weekend in a charity match in Hampshire.

Parentdish says: "Zara is pregnant, not ill. She looks the picture of energy, health and happiness. She is an Olympic winning sportswoman, who is used to being active and will know what her body is capable of doing comfortably and when she may need to take things easier. Her own mother Princess Anne continued riding up to six weeks before Zara's birth."

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