'I finally have one' Thrifty Zara Tindall reveals the one thing she has splurged on

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Zara Tindall has revealed the one indulgence that she has treated herself to, and it’s one that we’re probably all going to be pretty jealous of.

Zara Tindall has always been known for being one of the most relatable royals.

With her lack of royal title, quiet family life and limited royal engagements, the Queen’s eldest granddaughter, who is the daughter of the Queen and Prince Philip’s only daughter Princess Anne, has always been considered one of the most “normal” members of the royal family.

So while we expect the Cambridges and Sussexes to have the most lavish of everything that they might need, when it comes to Zara and her husband Mike, their lives seem a little more accessible.

But the Olympic equestrian has now spilled on one of the indulgences that she just had to treat herself to.

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Speaking to The Telegraph, the understated royal revealed that, while she has a pretty relaxed taste in fashion, she has treated herself to something that we can guarantee most of us wish for on a daily basis – a walk-in wardrobe.

"I have one, finally," said Zara. "Everyone wants a walk in wardrobe, don't they?

“It was always a big thing getting older and realising that dream of having a walk in wardrobe. That thing where you can find everything you need on hand immediately is amazing.

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“When we moved into our current house that was a must for us."

Speaking about what she keeps in the wardrobe, the mum-of-two, who said she prefers online shopping rather than commissioning bespoke pieces like the more prominent royals, added, "I've kept my riding boots from my World Championship win. Presents always become sentimental from family, too.

“And then you have pieces that you go back to that you rely on in different moods, or that make you feel good about yourself on different occasions."

MORE: Mike Tindall reveals his unexpected nickname for Zara during interview

The Olympic silver medallist, who is currently 18th in line to the British throne, also opened up about her sense of style, saying, "My style is very, very casual.

"Especially if I'm just at home with the children in the country. It's jeans, flat boots or trainers and then a gilet or a coat over the top.

“Through the years,” she continued, “whenever going to an occasion, the main lesson that my mother taught us was just to make sure that you look presentable, clean and tidy. That was always handed down to us."

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.

When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).

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