Monday, July 30, 2012

Update on Zara Phillips

Seven members of the British royal family were present at Greenwich Park earlier today to cheer Zara Phillips, a member of Team GB's three day eventing competition.

Miss Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips, is in joint tenth place after two days of competition.  Team GB stands in second place after Germany.

Zara was one of only five riders "from a field of 74 who managed clear rounds."  This was in spite of Zara's horse, High Kingdom, losing one of his shoes during the competition.

The home town crowds cheered loudly for Team GB.  Zara thought the cheering was "awesome," but the crowds "were so loud, you could not hear your stopwatch beeping."  
The seven members of the Royal Family who sat in stands cheering for Zara were the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York.   The Princess Royal and Zara's husband, Mike Tindall, were on the course,  offering their support.

Captain Mark Phillips is the coach of the United States team.

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