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Zara Phillips makes Olympics debut
Jul 30, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Zara Phillips made her debut at the London Olympic Games yesterday (29.07.12).
The daughter of Princess Anne and her ex-husband Captain Mark Phillips took part in the dressage event at Greenwich Park - watched on by her mother and grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh - and scored 46.10 points on her horse High Kingdom.
The equine was doing well at the beginning of the event as she began the 23 movements that make up the dressage, but became over-excited at one point and anticipated a move before it was due.
However, overall Zara was considered to have done well, and helped put Great Britain in third position behind Germany and Australia.
Speaking afterwards, the blonde royal admitted the crowd were 'amazing'.
She said: 'It was incredible, an amazing feeling to be part of the Olympics and to ride for your country and to just be here. The crowd are amazing.
'It was incredible to be selected, and to be at here at home for the Olympics is an amazing feeling. You try to do your best for the team.'
Zara previously missed out on competing in the 2004 Games in Athens and the Beijing Olympics in 2008 due to her horse Toytown picking up injuries on each occasion.
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