Stephanie Phillips: Meet Princess Anna’s Secret Sister of Zara & Peter


Family Unity at Windsor House

Not only brothers like William and Harry, at Windsor House there is also harmony and even unexpected extended families: Stephanie Phillips, daughter of Captain Mark Phillips and his second wife Sandy Pflueger, a former American equestrian born in Hawaii, is very close to her siblings Zara and Peter, children of Princess Anne. The girl ended up in the tabloids’ radar because of her Instagram account, full of photos of trips to exotic places, but also of images of her with her beloved brothers and her horses, so much so that she was eventually forced to make it private due to her sudden popularity.

Stephanie Phillips: A Low Profile Life

Stephanie, born in 1997, the same year of her parents’ wedding (the two divorced in 2012), grew up in Gatcombe Park, the residence of Princess Anne. Mark Phillips, in fact, after the divorce from his first wife continued to live in Gloucestershire, also not to get too far away from Zara and Peter. A proximity that cemented the relationship between the older children and the little one at home, now twenty-two. Studies at the prestigious Dean Close School in Cheltenham, followed by a degree in Business Management at the University of Worcester, Stephanie Phillips has always kept a low profile despite her proximity to the royal family and despite having participated in many important events with her brothers, especially Zara, with whom she shares the passion for horse riding; she inherited it from her mother, who was part of the American dressage team at the 1984 Olympics. Stephanie has also participated in many competitions, from the Wellington International Horse Trials to the West Wiltshire, and is sponsored by a saddle maker, as well as appearing often as a testimonial in sector magazines.

A Special Day

Zara and Stephanie in 2015: united by their passion for horses ©Getty Images. Married since July 2022 to William Hosier, she had Isla, Savannah, Mia and Lena, her brothers’ daughters, as bridesmaids, just as she was, as a child, at Peter’s wedding to Autumn Kelly and Zara’s to Mike Tindall. Stephanie, on the left, bridesmaid at Zara’s wedding ©Getty Images. Celebrating her, on her most beautiful day, was also Princess Anne, invited along with the rest of the family, including Autumn Kelly, Peter’s ex-wife, with her new partner Donal Mulryan. You couldn’t be any closer.


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