PUBLISHED: 14:48, Thu, Oct 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:23, Thu, Oct 10, 2019
Zara Tindall, 38, is not a working royal but she is a regular at family gatherings. The mum-of-two is often captured smiling with Sophie Wessex, 54 and the duo even spend time together outside of royal events. Despite the age gap between them Zara and Sophie appear to get along famously.
Sophie Wessex married Prince Edward in 1999 and is said to be the Queen’s favourite daughter-in-law.
Edward is the only one of the Queen’s four children whose first marriage has not ended in divorce, which is said to be a key reason for her warmth towards Sophie.
While Zara was just 18 when Sophie became a member of the royal family it seems they instantly clicked.
Sophie is a mother to two children - Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn and now Zara has two daughters of her own - Mia and Lena, their bond appears to be stronger than ever.
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Sophie Wessex and Zara Tindall: The sweet pictures that show their close bond (Image: GETTY)
Sophie Wessex and Zara Tindall: Zara and Sophie have known each other for years (Image: GETTY)
A look at photos of Zara and Sophie over the years shows them sharing knowing glances and laughing in each other’s company.
Despite the 16 years between them there is little doubt they get on extremely well.
Keen equestrian Zara is an Olympic medallist in the sport and regularly competes to this day.
She has had a busy summer of horse trials as she hopes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year.
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