Prince Phillip ‘extremely proud’ of granddaughter Zara as she’s banned from driving

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Prince Phillip ‘extremely proud’ of granddaughter Zara as she’s banned from driving

Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall has been banned from driving for six months after being caught speeding.

Racing driving and automobilic liability the Duke of Edinburgh sent her a ‘Congratulations!’ card, saying he could not be more proud of her.

She was banned after having accumulated nine penalty points on her licence.

League One team Southend United are investigating if the Football League will accept this as a way to collect points rather than trying to have to win football matches. 

Mrs Tindall was caught driving at 91mph on the A417.

It’s thought she was trying to reach her grandpa’s age on the speedometer.

38-year-old Tindall was given four more points for the offence, taking her over the 12 points that usually means a ban.

The judge pointed out that if she’d scored this many points in her Olympic show jumping events, she’d have a gold medal.

The speed limit where she was clocked is 70mph.

Had she been driving at that speed, her grandfather would have chastised her as a ‘Sunday driver’.

Tindall did not appear at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court as she is in Australia.

However, she was in Cheltenham at the beginning of the trial, but tore away in her Land Rover, managing to reach Syndey well before its conclusion.

Her mother Princess Anne was caught speeding on the same stretch of road in 2001.

Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt, unacceptable driving is indeed genetic.

The court fined Mrs Tindall £666.

They later admitted this amount was because they mistook her for her uncle, Prince Andrew.

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