Princess Anne will have to choose between Zara Tindall and Peter

PRINCESS ANNE is close to both her daughter Zara Tindall and son Peter Phillips - but she has to make a difficult decision regarding her children this Christmas.

PUBLISHED: 10:11, Thu, Oct 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:11, Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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Princess Anne, 70, lives at Gatcombe House in Gloucestershire close to her daughter Zara Tindall, 39, and son Peter Phillips, 42. Gatcombe Park Estate was a gift to Anne from her mother Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and both Zara and Peter live in properties in the grounds with their own respective families.

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Zara tied the knot with former England rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011.

The couple have two daughters - Lena, two, and Mia, six.

Zara's brother Peter is in the process of divorcing his wife Autumn with whom he has two daughters - Savannah, nine, and Isla, eight.

Zara, Peter and Princess Anne are neighbours and their families often spend time together.

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Princess AnnePrincess Anne Christmas heartbreak as she's forced to choose between Zara Tindall & Peter (Image: GETTY)

Princess AnnePrincess Anne: Anne with Zara and Peter (Image: GETTY)

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Zara and Mike's eldest Mia is learning to ride with her big cousins Isla and Savannah and Peter often takes them out on ponies.

While Princess Anne may have liked to spend Christmas with all of her grandchildren, the Princess Royal faces a difficult decision amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government's rule of six to curb the spread of the virus is expected to remain in place until the end of the year and has wreaked havoc with Britons' Christmas plans.

The Royal Family is no exception and the Queen's traditional gathering at Sandringham is unlikely to happen this year.

Princess AnnePrincess Anne: Peter and Autumn Phillips, Anne and Mike Tindall (Image: GETTY)

Instead, the royals will have to

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