Zara Phillips confirmed for Olympics

Monday June 18, 2012

When the Olympics eventing competition takes places from July 28 to 30, the royal family will have extra reason to cheer on the athletes.

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips has had her place in the team for London 2012 confirmed.

Competing at Greenwich Park along with five other equestrians, she will ride her mount High Kingdom.

Her nomination was ratified on Monday by the British Olympics Association.

She said: "It was awesome to actually get the call.

"Now we can kick on to the Games and I just hope High Kingdom keeps on getting better."

In representing her country at this level, Zara, 31, follows in the footsteps of her parents Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. 

Other Team GB athletes include William Fox-Pitt, an Olympian four times over, and Mary King who has riders in five Games.

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