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Mia Tindall is the apple of mum Zara's eye on family day out

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Mia Tindall is without a doubt the apple of her mother's eye. Over the weekend the adorable toddler was spotted in the safe care of her doting mum Zara Phillips, and some of their sweetest moments were captured on camera.

Zara and Mia were attending the annual Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, the country residence in Gloucestershire that belongs to Zara’s mum Princess Anne.

The event is famous for attracting the world's top Olympians and thousands of spectators, but 18-month-old Mia proved the star of the show.


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Mia Tindall and her mum were attending the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

As they made their way around the show jumping circuit, Zara and Mia were the focus of much attention. The toddler was the picture of cuteness in a summery yellow dress, blue spotty shoes and a protective straw hat.

Royal watchers were quick to note how much Mia has grown – and how she is taking after her blonde mum Zara. While the 34-year-old Olympic medallist carried her daughter in her arms, little Mia chomped on an apple, blissfully unaware of the activity around her.

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The Olympic medallist welcomed her daughter in January 2014

The day before, Zara and Mia had made another appearance in the grounds, where they were joined by Zara's sister-in-law Autumn Phillips. The stylish Autumn, who has two daughters herself, was pictured showering her dungaree-clad niece with kisses.

The Queen's youngest son Prince Edward, 51, and his eleven-year-old daughter Lady Louise Windsor also made up the royal party.

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The group were joined by Sophie Wessex's daughter Lady Louise Windsor and Autumn Phillips

Zara and her former England rugby captain husband Mike Tindall welcomed their first baby in January 2014.

In the past the accomplished equestrian, who started riding when she was a toddler, has spoken about how she hopes Mia will also pick up a love for sport.

"We have always had sport in our lives and through our childhood," said Zara, speaking on behalf of herself and her husband at a sailing charity event last summer. "I think that really is important in every child's life to have that opportunity. I think we have got it off our parents and hopefully we can pass that on to Mia."

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