By Mark Duell for MailOnline
Published: 15:49 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 16:56 GMT, 8 January 2020
Zara and Mike Tindall at the 2020 Magic Millions on Australia's Gold Coast yesterday
Zara Tindall was today banned from driving for six months after she was caught speeding at 91mph in her Land Rover in the Cotswolds near her home.
Princess Anne's 38-year-old daughter received the ban in Cheltenham today under the 'totting up' procedure because she already had nine penalty points on her licence from previous motoring offences over the past three years.
Magistrates imposed four points today for the equestrian's latest offence - and then imposed the mandatory six-month ban for exceeding 12 points.
Mrs Tindall, wife of former Gloucester and England rugby player Mike Tindall, who lives near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, did not attend court because she is currently in Australia.
Through her lawyer, the Queen's eldest granddaughter pleaded guilty to driving in excess of 70mph on the A417 at Dartley Bottom in Daglingworth near Cirencester on November 6 last year.
Police often operate a speed trap on a lay-by at Dartley Bottom - a long, straight stretch of the Gloucester-Cirencester road, and catch hundreds of drivers a year.
Mrs Tindall drives her Range Rover to a polo match at Cirencester Park on May 25, 2018
Zara Tindall during the world premiere of the all-new Land Rover Discovery at Packington Hall park in Birmingham on September 28, 2016
Barry Warburton, representing Mrs Tindall, told the court he had been instructed to speak on her behalf because she is abroad.
He emphasised to the magistrates that in law Mrs Tindall should therefore not be deemed by the court to be absent from the proceedings.
Zara Tindall's four motoring offences which led to the ban today were:February 12, 2017 - Speeding, three