Zara Philips, the equestrian sports-loving granddaughter of the Queen, and the wife of former England Rugby Union player Mike Tindall, attended the opening day of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival, dressed in Forties-inspired high-fashion.

The 30-year old royal opted for a charcoal grey faux fur-trimmed coat wrapped in the middle with a wide belt. She paired the coat with a detailed bespoke felt hat by designer label Jane Taylor.

According to Express.co.uk, her appearance at the races marked a winning royal double for milliner Jane, who made the extravagant feather-trimmed cartwheel mesh hat that the Countess of Wessex wore to Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day Observance on Monday.

Apart from this, Zara was accessorised in simple black courts and a snakeskin clutch bag and Zara was accompanied by her husband. Other celebrities present at the event were comedian Ronnie Corbett, "X Factor" presenter Dermot O'Leary and television host Jeremy Kyle.

Zara, following her parents' footsteps, is a keen equestrian herself and has taken part in a number of events. In 2005, she collected individual and team gold medals at the European Eventing Championship in Blenheim and individual gold and team silver medals at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, making her the reigning Eventing World Champion.

Get a glimpse of Zara in her stylish ensemble in the images given below:

Britain's Zara Phillips attends the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 13, 2012.Reuters
Britain's Zara Phillips smiles as she chats with friends in the parade ring during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 13, 2012.Reuters
Jason Maguire on Cinders and Ashes (R) jumps the last fence ahead of Robert Thornton on Montbazon (C) to go on and win the Supreme Novices Hurdle Race, the first race of the day during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 13, 2012.Reuters
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Britain's Zara Phillips smiles as she chats with friends in the parade ring during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 13, 2012.Reuters
Britain's Zara Phillips attends the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 13, 2012.Reuters
Britain's Zara Phillips smiles as she chats with friends in the parade ring during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 13, 2012.Reuters