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ladongas 06-11-2012 02:23 PM

Zara Phillips makes the 2012 Great Britain Olympic Team
 
London 2012 Olympics: Zara Phillips makes Team GB equestrian team | Mail Online

Another royal rider for Team GB.

Warning: this story appears to be lightly sourced, although it appears in the Telegraph as well.

Artemisia 06-11-2012 02:26 PM

Fantastic! :clap:
I'll wait till the official announcement, but this appears to be pretty official.

HRHHermione 06-11-2012 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ladongas (Post 1429085)

YES! This is FANTASTIC news. I am so, so happy for Zara and I can't wait to watch her compete.

Thank you for posting it! That's the news I was waiting for today. :rofl:

principessa 06-11-2012 03:21 PM

She must be very proud to take part at the Olympics in her own country.

HRHHermione 06-11-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Artemisia
Fantastic! :clap:
I'll wait till the official announcement, but this appears to be pretty official.

Yea it's being picked up everywhere and the selectors did have their final meeting already so it's not surprising the story leaked.

EIIR 06-11-2012 03:55 PM

I think having a 'royal' in the GB squad will be great for everyone. I suspect there'll be one or two of the BRF turning up to see her compete at the Games. Didn't the whole family basically decamp to Montreal when Anne competed?

Thena 06-11-2012 04:00 PM

Team Great Britain just congratulated Zara and the rest of the team on Twitter, so I'll take that as official confirmation.

This is fantastic news for Zara after missing out on the last two Summer Olympics.

SLV 06-11-2012 04:06 PM

Wonderful for Zara!

Archduchess Zelia 06-11-2012 04:19 PM

What wonderful news! I'll definitely be rooting for Zara, it's always nice to have a royal at the Olympics.

Iluvbertie 06-11-2012 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by EIIR (Post 1429146)
I think having a 'royal' in the GB squad will be great for everyone. I suspect there'll be one or two of the BRF turning up to see her compete at the Games. Didn't the whole family basically decamp to Montreal when Anne competed?


Yes - The Queen of course went to Open the games and Philip accompanied her along with Andrew who was about to go to school in Canada afterwards. They had also been to the 200th anniversary of American Independence.

Anne of course went across with the Olympic Team while Charles was due to fly out after all the celebrations in the US. He couldn't fly out with his parents as the heir isn't allowed to fly with the monarch. Edward wasn't due to go at all and the story goes that he went to Charles and begged, demanded, put on a tantrum or something and convinced Charles to take him, Edward, along with him, Charles so that the youngest son could see his big sister compete.

As a result they were all there to see her fall. Her husband was there because he was the reserve on the team and in those days only 4 competed whereas today all 5 compete. Mark, of course competed twice - 1972 and 1988 winning medals both times.

marine2109 06-11-2012 04:50 PM

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Zara Phillips a step closer to competing in Olympics
London 2012: Zara Phillips closer to competing in Olympics - hellomagazine.com

Artemisia 06-11-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Thena (Post 1429150)
Team Great Britain just congratulated Zara and the rest of the team on Twitter, so I'll take that as official confirmation.

This is fantastic news for Zara after missing out on the last two Summer Olympics.

Thanks for the update, Thena! :flowers:
Zara must be absolutely thrilled right now.
To make it into an Olympic team is a huge achievement, but to manage that when the games are in your own country - that's truly once-in-a-life opportunity.

MichelleQ2 06-11-2012 06:01 PM

London 2012 Olympics: Zara Phillips selected for Team GB - Telegraph

Congratulations Zara!

Molly2101 06-11-2012 06:13 PM

What excellent news, I am very happy for Zara. I can't wait to see her compete and see the pride in her mother and grandmother's face. :)

suztav 06-11-2012 06:53 PM

Excellent!

MagMil 06-11-2012 07:09 PM

Wonderful news , congrats Zara :clap: :rose2:

MarNoe 06-11-2012 07:13 PM

Although I'm going to be in England during the Olympics I won't be able to see any competition. At least I had the opportunity in 1973 to see Zara's mother, Princess Anne, compete at Badminton. It was a great day and is still a wonderful memory.

Congratulations to Zara!

Zonk 06-11-2012 09:29 PM

Zara Phillips makes the 2012 Great Britian Olympic Team
 
What a fantastic achievement!

Congrats to Zara!

Erin9 06-11-2012 09:37 PM

Congrats to Zara!! How exciting!

Meadow 06-11-2012 09:44 PM

I am so happy for Zara she has been trying for so long and finally it has worked out for her. I bet her mum and dad are just so proud too and of course the whole family. I bet we will be seeing some Royals around when her events are on!


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