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Zara Phillips to appear in Ubisoft horse video game Howrse

By EchoJoe  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

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Zara Phillips is set to become the first member of the Royal family to feature in a video game.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 32, who is due to give birth this month, will lend her name to online equestrian game Howrse, as the Ubisoft game comes to celebrate 50 million players around the world.

Zara’s character will be used to guide new players through the early stages of the game and tutorials with interactive prompts and feedback.

Zara, who lives at her mother's Gatcombe Estate, told website Royal Central: “It’s great to be involved with a game that lets children and adults alike interact with horses, horse breeding and stable management on a daily basis, meeting like-minded enthusiasts through the game’s social features and sharing experiences.

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“Not everyone has access to ride or care for horses regularly and Howrse provides a great opportunity to really understand more about how horses are raised and bred in an easy-to-access and fun way.”

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