Zara Phillips struck by sudden illness

Worrying news for the pregnant royal

Pregnant Zara Phillips has been struck down by a gastro bug whilst staying on the Gold Coast.

Unfortunately, the Queen’s granddaughter was not able to attend the $10 million Magic Millions race day today due to the sudden illness.

Husband Mike Tindall said the 36 year old was “gutted” to miss out on the event.

“She is warrior and really wanted to come but Katie Paige told her that she is pregnant and needs to stay at home,” he said.

Mike was also struck down with the bug after a morning playing golf.

“When I look at food and I don’t want to eat it I know there is something wrong with me “ he said

“Zara really wanted to come to the race day but she is about 10 hours behind me with the bug.”

So far, their daughter Mia, 3, has not contracted the bug, but Mike said he expected she would be next to be hit and was going to delay their flight home to England tomorrow.

“It’s been a brilliant week and it is a shame this had to happen,” he said.

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