'Still too busy for holidays'
ZARA Phillips has revealed she and husband Mike Tindall are so busy they still haven't taken their honeymoon.
The Queen's granddaughter, who lives in Cheltenham, married Gloucester rugby star Mike in August 2011.
But her equestrian riding commitments, which led to her winning a silver medal with the British team at the London Olympics this summer, are one of the main reasons why the traditional post-wedding break has yet to be taken.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, she said: "Given the nature of what we do, Mike and I have to try hard to fit in spending time together.
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"Even when we're not competing, there will be horses to ride, dogs to walk and other admin tasks to keep on top of.
"Holidays and weekends off are therefore pretty tricky to factor in – including our honeymoon, which we still haven't managed to take.
"We'd love to go somewhere hot or skiing but who knows when we'll get the chance?
"I seem to spend my life driving between Cheltenham and the yard at Gatcombe."
Zara added that when she did find time to relax, she loved nothing better than taking it easy at home with Mike in Cheltenham.
She said: "I'll make a quick detour past Waitrose on the way back from the yard and Mike and I will cook something easy for supper – probably Italian.
"As most of my socialising takes place at competitions during the eventing season, in the off season I like the contrast of a quiet Saturday night at a pub with friends and then on Sunday I'll go swimming and catch up on all the chores I haven't done.
"I enjoy having Sunday lunch with the family and, when it's cold and wet outside, watching a film afterwards."
She said that kind of relaxation would have to wait as it is not until October that her riding season ends but added: "I'm lucky that I am able to do what I love."