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Zara Phillips named in Team GB squad

Zara Phillips competing on her horse High Kingdom at the Bramham Horse Trials earlier this month Credit: PA

The Queen's grand daughter, Zara Phillips, who lives in Gloucestershire, is to return to major competition for the first time since the birth of her daughter Mia at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in August.

She has been named in a six-strong Great Britain squad which also includes Pippa Funnell, William Fox-Pitt, Tina Cook, Izzy Taylor and Oliver Townend.

Phillips was crowned world eventing champion in Aachen in 2006 and won team silver at London 2012 alongside Cook and Fox-Pitt, where she was presented with her medal by her mother, the Princess Royal.


Stamp of approval for Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte's Gold Medal stamp is the 23rd to be issued in the games so far - and Charlotte's second Credit: Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has issued a stamp to mark Charlotte Dujardin's victory in the Equestrian Individual Dressage on her horse Valegro today. It will be on sale in post offices at lunchtime tomorrow (Friday).

It is the 23rd Gold Medal stamp to be released - Charlotte of course already features on one thanks to her winning gold in the team event with her Gloucestershire team-mates Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer, who gained bronze today.

Tomorrow a second post box in Newent, where Charlotte lives and trains, will be painted gold to mark her achievements.