Zara Phillips strikes a pose for Country Life magazine

The young royal posed for pictures ahead of her wedding to Mike Tindall this July

The next member of the royal family to tie the knot, Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Phillips has followed in her footsteps and struck a pose for Country Life Magazine.

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Zara’s set to walk down the aisle with her rugby player boyfriend Mike Tindall at a quiet Scottish ceremony in Edinburgh in July.

But before getting caught up in preparations for her big day, the down-to-earth royal found time for the outdoor photo shoot, to celebrate the upcoming wedding.

Following her mother Princess Anne’s footsteps – she famously posed for the magazine on her 21st birthday, in 1971 – Zara couldn’t be more different from Kate Middleton, the newest addition to the royal household, dressing down in jeans and a Musto fleece.

Standing in a dreamy woodland forest , the smiling star styled her own country look, accessorising with a shiny Rolex watch for her moment in the spotlight.

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The single shot, featured in this month’s magazine, is accompanied by a caption, which reads: : ‘Zara, daughter of the Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, is engaged to be married to Michael Tindall, younger son of Mr and Mrs Philip Tindall of the West Riding, Yorkshire. 

‘They will be married on July 30 at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh.’

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Zara’s beau Mike – accompanied her to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding – popped the question at their home in January, following a seven-year relationship.

‘I was really shocked when Mike proposed but I am very happy’, Zara revealed at the time, while he added: ‘I am delighted that Zara has agreed to marry me. We are both very excited about the next stage in our lives together.’

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