Olympic hopeful Zara Phillips: 'I count myself lucky'

Wednesday June 20, 2012

The Queen's grandaughter Zara Phillips looked excited as she was unveiled with the rest of Britain's Olympic equestrian squad at a news conference this week.

"I just count myself very lucky to be riding on a team with these guys," she said.

At 31, Princess Anne's daughter is the youngest on the squad. Riding with her horse High Kingdom, this will be her first ever Olympic Games.

She will stay in the athletes' village during the competition.

When asked how she felt about it she said: "Obviously it will be great to be part of the Olympics and to get the atmosphere and the buzz of being part of it."

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