The royal showed off her blossoming baby bump in a bright yellow dress at Glorious Goodwood's annual Ladies' Day
Zara Phillips has debuted her royal baby bump at her first social appearance since announcing her happy news last month.
The daughter of Princess Anne showed off her gorgeous new figure at today’s Glorious Goodwood 2013 annual Ladies Day and while her husband Mike Tindall was noticeably absent, Zara took every opportunity to make the most of her day out in the sunshine, spending time with friends who excitedly stroked her growing bump.
Sky TV presenter and BFF of Prince Harry Natalie Pinkham was in attendance and could barely contain her excitement at being joined by Zara. Natalie looked stunning in a green lace peplum dress with an ornate beige fascinator, and played up to the cameras gushing over Zara’s bump and giggling over a girls’ catch-up.
Zara looked a picture of health and happiness in her canary yellow structured dress. She teamed her bright outfit with a black leather Mulberry clutch bag, nude patent heels, and tied her hair back into a neat, low bun underneath a chic black pill box hat.
The Olympic equestrian announced she was expecting her first child with Mike Tindall in an official statement on 8 July. The royal baby is expected to arrive in early 2014.
Zara competed in the Brightling International Horse Trials just days before news of her pregnancy broke, but a spokesperson for the royal has since explained that she won’t be competing until after the baby’s born.
They said: ‘The fact is that all of Zara’s horses have now qualified for the events she wishes to enter them for next year. 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.
‘As we said previously, she is feeling fine and is following all medical advice from her doctors. She is just being sensible about this. If there is no reason for her to ride, then she won’t. And now her horses have all qualified, there is no real point in her taking part, particularly given the fact that she is pregnant.’
Let’s hope we see her growing bump at plenty more social events over the coming months, then. We’re missing the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal baby bump watch already (did we really just say that?).
Ladies day at Glorious Goodwood is renowned as the most exclusive and stylish racing event of the summer. This year it played host to the hotly anticipated all female Magnolia Cup Celebrity Charity Race where jewellery designer, Philippa Holland took the win for the second year running. With female jockeys decked out in bespoke silks created by renowned fashion designers including Vivienne Westwood, Jasmine Guinness, Frost French, and Katie Grand, the Magnolia Cup race raised thousands for the charities, The Haven and Best Beginnings.
Commenting on her eco silk design, environmental campaigner and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood said: ‘The Climate Revolution is already begun. The fight is no longer between the classes or between rich and poor but between the idiots and the eco-conscious.’