Britain's Zara Phillips is pleased she doesn't have a Her Royal Highness (HRH) title.

My brother and I have been able to get on and have been very lucky to do things with our family that other people wouldn't have been able to do

The 30-year-old royal - Queen Elizabeth's eldest granddaughter - and her brother Peter weren't given official titles when they were born, on the request of their mother Princess Anne and father Mark Phillips and Zara thinks it's served them both well.

When asked why she thought her mother took that decision, Zara replied: "I didn't know, actually. I should ask her. I think it was good, though. My brother and I have been able to get on and have been very lucky to do things with our family that other people wouldn't have been able to do. But, then again, we've also been able to live a normal life as well."

Zara - who married England rugby player Mike Tindall in July - earned herself the nickname the 'royal rebel' when she was growing up after getting her tongue pierced but the blonde beauty says it was blown out of proportion.

The keen horsewoman told Tatler: "Obviously I did have a tongue stud but at least I didn't have it coming out of my nose or anything. And then I was supposedly - God, I can't even think what they said. Every time an article gets started, it gets started with the same thing, and it just lingers, and a lot of it is not actually true. In the end, I had a great childhood. I loved school, loved my gap year and love working with horses."