The bride-to-be's guest list drama over her secret sister
The dress is ready, the cake’s ordered and the seating plan’s done.
But there’s one person who hasn’t made the guest list for Zara Phillips‘ wedding to Mike Tindall, 32, this Saturday.
The 30-year-old Royal’s half-sister Felicity Tonkin, 26, will be absent for one very good reason: the two have never met.
Zara‘s dad Captain Mark Phillips secretly fathered Felicity while he was married to Princess Anne in 1985 but it was only publicly revealed after they’d separated, when a DNA test in 1991 proved his paternity.
‘Zara‘s never met Felicity and doesn’t have any immediate plans to do so,’ reveals an insider.
‘She just doesn’t see the need – and besides, Felicity lives in New Zealand.’
But the girls do have one thing in common: a passion for horses.
While Zara is a horseriding champion, Felicity is an equine vet.
See how much Zara Phillips looks like Felicity in Now magazine dated 1 August 2011 – out now!