The story of Zara Tindall’s decision to get a tongue piercing at the age of 17 and the unexpected reaction of her mother, Princess Anne, has attracted public attention. The young girl’s “rebellious” actions have made many parents of teenagers sympathize.

“Rebellion” is a must for young people, and members of the Royal Family are no exception. In 1998, Princess Zara Tindall, then 17 years old, caused a stir when she decided to get a tongue piercing.

Zara made the bold decision while attending Gordonstoun boarding school in Scotland, where many members of the Royal Family have attended. She was later seen wearing a silver tongue ring at her uncle King Charles’ (then Prince Charles) 50th birthday party.

The British royal family has a super cool mother who only cared about this when her 17-year-old daughter rebelled and wanted to get a piercing - Photo 1.

Zara Tindall and her mother – Princess Anne.

So how did Princess Anne, Zara’s mother, react at that time? Was she angry at her daughter’s “rebellious” decision?

In a 2011 interview with Tatler magazine , Zara shared her mother’s reaction: “At least I don’t have a piercing in my nose or anywhere else.”  It can be seen that Princess Anne handled the situation very frankly and calmly.

Former royal butler Grant Harrold said Zara’s new style made a big impression on him: “She was the first royal I met. I was working in Scotland and it was the weekend. There was a big story in the papers about her tongue piercing. I was so excited, and when she was talking to us I saw the tongue ring and thought, ‘Oh, I’ve seen that before’.”

The British Royal Family has a super cool mother who only cared about this when her 17-year-old daughter rebelled and wanted to get a piercing - Photo 2.

The media also reported that Princess Anne “wasn’t fazed by Zara’s shocking new look, she just asked if her daughter could talk normally with that earring” . Princess Anne’s reaction was considered very “cool” and received a lot of sympathy from the public.

Princess Anne is currently recovering from an accident at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, England. It is understood that she was kicked or gored by a horse.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “Princess Anne suffered minor injuries and concussion following an incident at Gatcombe Park last night. Her Royal Highness is currently in Southmead Hospital (Bristol) for observation and is expected to make a full and speedy recovery. The King has been fully informed and joins the entire Royal Family in sending their love and best wishes for her speedy recovery . “

Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the husband of Princess Anne, said she was “recovering slowly” after he left Bristol Hospital.