Zara Tindall's most extravagant headwear pieces for the races

Hat’s the way to do it! Zara Tindall always makes a statement at the races in extravagant headwear… so as Cheltenham Festival begins, here are 21 of her best looks

  • Zara Tindall’s fabulous headwear includes a purple trilby and a green boater
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Racing season is upon us and one person we can rely on to deliver a stunning fashion display is Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall.

The 41-year-old equestrian is always a fixture at Cheltenham Festival as well as other race meetings throughout the season. 

And thanks to growing up attending high profile royal events such as Trooping The Colour, she’s a pro when it comes to hats. 

Indeed some of her looks at the races are recycled pieces she’s previously donned for a family occasion, such as Christmas Day at Sandringham. 

And royal fans are no doubt hoping she gives the stunning lilac fascinator with pink floral detail she wore to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee thanksgiving service in 2021 another outing at the races in 2023.  

Haute couture. In 2008 for Ascot Zara Tindall wore this Philip Treacy cream masterpiece with a peach shirt and statement collar

Pretty in pink! For The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last June, the daughter of the Princess Royal opted for a lilac fascinator with pink floral and net detail that matched her pink dress to attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s 

Thrifty hats! Zara first wore this fuchsia fascinator to the Christmas Day Church Service at St. Mary’s Church in Sandringham, England in 2008. She wore it again, here, for Cheltenham Festival four years later in 2012 

Year-after-year, the wife of ex-rugby player Mike Tindall dons gorgeous colourful outfits, all perfectly paired with matching hats or fascinators.

The mother-of-three has previously donned bright neon pink hats decorated in fabric flowers, teal blue fascinators and even an emerald green boater with a fuchsia rose for horse races, from Ascot to Cheltenham.

Here, MailOnline reveals 21 of her best looks at race meetings across the UK, royal events, and at the Magic Millions festival in Australia.  

Glorious in green! Mother-of-three Zara, 41, opted for a cream Laura Green coat dress with pink button detailing and an eye-catching green and pink Justine Bradley-Hill boater hat for 2022’s Ascot races

Leopard never changes its spots! Zara looked typically stylish back in 2007, with a young looking Mike Tindall at Ascot’s ladies day. She wore a huge leopard print hat for the event 

Cool and casual! For day three of Cheltenham Festival in 2017, the daughter of Princess Anne wore a black felt Fedora hat, with diamante detail 

Blue bonnets. Earlier this year Zara joined husband Mike for the Magic Millions Race Day in Bundall Australia. For the event the late Queen’s granddaughter wore a Meg Rafter Millinery baby blue fascinator with sinamay bow and Swarovski crystals 

Canary couture! For 2015’s Ascot races, Zara Tindall wore a Rosie Olivia Millinery taupe hat with bright yellow flowers 

Terrific in teal! Zara dressed head-to-toe in teal for Royal Ascot, Ladies Day in June 2019. The Daughter of Princess Anne wore a decorative fascinator for the day with a floral design in hues of her chosen shade 

Luscious in lavender! For 2020’s Cheltenham Festival the wife of ex-rugby player Mike Tindall opted for a purple trilby, complete with yet another floral design

Flying saucers! Zara Tindall is captured here cheering on the Gold Cup at Cheltenham Festival in March 2019. The royal opted for a black saucer hat with a red bow detail 

In the navy! For Royal Ascot in June 2015, Zara wore a ‘Tokyo’ hat by Rosie Olivia in navy and white

Brilliant in burgundy! The royal wore a Juliette Botterill Millinery Bow & Arrow Percher hat in deep red for the four day Cheltenham Festival in 2020 

Feathers all round. Zara Tindall wore a purple felt Rosie Olivia hat during the Cheltenham Festival in March 2017

Simple affair! For 2013’s Cheltenham Festival, Zara kept her headwear simple with a chic khaki fascinator, which she wore like a head band. She wore it with a smart navy coat 

A royal statement! Cheering on the winners at 2016’s Ascot races, Zara Tindall dressed in hues of royal blue including a statement fascinator complete with streams of ochre yellow 

Keeping it cool! For a chilly March in 2012, Zara wore a felt grey beret style hat for Cheltenham Festival, paired with a dark grey fur coat 

Beautiful in blush! Zara donned a chic floral number by Erdem with an eye-catching bespoke hat by Sarah Cant and neutral make-up, with a pale pink lip to match her headwear for 2021’s Ascot races 

Peacock hat. The royal chose a £300 lambswool coat from the Paul Costelloe label worn with a peacock feather-trimmed pill box hat for 2013’s Cheltenham Festival 

A flat hat! In 2012 at Ascot the royal opted for a different kind of hat. Moving away from her extravagant numbers Zara opted for a flatter burgundy fascinator 

Gothcore! For the second day at Cheltenham in 2012 Zara chose to wear a browny-red felt beret style hat with gothic-style roses 

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