Silver for GB in Team Eventing

Britain's equestrian eventing team, including Zara Phillips, Mary King and William Fox-Pitt, have won silver in the equestrian Team Eventing.

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Zara Phillips on 'amazing' silver medal win

Zara Phillips said being presented with her Olympic silver medal by her mother, the Princess Royal, was "amazing".

The moment Zara Phillips was presented with her silver medal by her mother the Princess Royal Credit: Reuters

Phillips, who became the first member of the royal family to win an Olympic medal said the medal win was "huge".

The Queen's granddaughter said: "It's amazing, obviously."

"We wanted the gold but to get an Olympic medal is incredible anyway.

"We've had an amazing week, it's been a great, an unreal competition and when you get one of these put round your neck it brings it back to you and you realise everything was worth it."

Zara Phillips and Mary King celebrate with their silver medals Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Princess Anne presented medals to the three winning teams - Germany, Britain and New Zealand - in the centre of the show-jumping arena as the Chariots of Fire theme played in the background.

Phillips could be seen mouthing "oh man, oh man" as her mother began presenting medals to Team GB.

She beamed and kissed Princess Anne, who is herself a former Olympian, on both cheeks after receiving her medal.


Rowdy royals celebrate silver medal

The whole crowd were on their feet when the British eventing team arrived to be awarded their silver medal and joining in the cheers were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cheer and wave as Great Britain's Eventing team arrive to collect their medals Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The royals have been well represented throughout the eventing competition and were there to see cousin Zara Phillips awarded her silver team medal by her mother the Princess Royal.

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