The Queen's relative who 'pushed boundaries' by having a sex toy party in Princess Anne's house

The Queen's eldest granddaughter reportedly invited 25 female friends over for a raunchy party

The Queen's relative held a sex toy party at royal residence
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The Royal Family may be known for its regal parties, but that doesn't mean its members don't like to let loose every now and again. 

  • The Queen's eldest granddaughter once hosted a sex toy party at a famous royal residence, after returning to the UK from traveling abroad. 
  • Zara Tindall, Princess Anne's daughter, reportedly held a boozy gathering for 25 female friends at Gatcombe Park in 2000. 
  • In other royal news, why Prince Charles may not be named King Charles III.

If you've only ever associated royal residences with tea parties and state banquets, you might be in for a shock. 

Gatcombe Park was reportedly once used by Princess Anne's daughter, Zara Tindall, for a raunchy party, complete with sex toys, lingerie, and of course, fancy champagne. 

It's understood that the Olympic equestrian, who is now married to ex-rugby player Mike Tindall, hosted the adults-only bash at the Gloucestershire estate in 2000 after she returned to the UK from a three-month-long overseas trip.  

The private event was attended by 25 of her female friends, who were apparently served drinks by a waiter wearing a leather thong. It's believed that the sexy gimmicks were supplied by the popular British retailer, Ann Summers. 

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall in 1999 

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The X-rated gathering, which was held two years after Zara was photographed with a tongue ring at Prince Charles' 50th birthday party, only fueled the media's portrayal of the teenager as a 'royal rebel'. 

"She was pushing the boundaries for a young member of the Royal Family in those days," Zara's official biographer, Brian Hoey, wrote. 

Zara Tindall Princess Anne

Zara Tindall with her mother, Princess Anne, in 2000 

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Zara is currently 21st in line to the throne—which means she faced a lot less scrutiny than the more famous of the Queen's grandchildren, such Prince William and Prince Harry, during her younger years. She enjoyed a relatively normal youth, attending the University of Exeter to study physiotherapy after taking a gap year in Australia and New Zealand. 

Romance-wise, she dated jockey Richard Johnson from 1998 to 2003, before meeting English rugby player Mike Tindall, whom she married in 2011. The couple resided in Cheltenham until 2013, when they decided to move to Gatcombe Park to be closer to Zara's mother. Today, the pair have three children, daughters Mia and Lena, and son Lucas. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.