A royal affair for Zara Phillips’ Olympic debut

Princess Anne and Prince Philip turned out to support Zara Phillips as she made her debut at the Olympic Games on Sunday.

Princess Anne and Prince Philip at the Olympics on Day 2 to support Zara

In day one of the three-day equestrian event, Zara competed in the dressage portion of the competition, finishing with a respectable 48.10 penalty points.

Zara Phillips competiting in the Olympics 2012

The 31-year-old’s horse High Kingdom did not respond to some of her cues, resulting in mistakes during a flying charge. “It was disappointing about his first change, but his other ones were really good,” Zara said after competing. “But he coped with all the crowd and is only getting better.”

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are expected to sit in the stands for the final two days of the competition.

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