Photos: British Royal Zara Phillips Wins Olympic Silver Medal

Equestrian Zara Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter and cousin to Princes William and Harry, has become the first member of the immediate British royal family to win an Olympic medal today (July 31). She received silver as part of Britain’s eventing team, which competed over three days in three disciplines, dressage, cross-country, and jumping. Here’s her day, in pictures:

Here she is, receiving her medal from her mother, Princess Anne, also an accomplished equestrian. (Rex Features via AP Images)

William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were at London’s Greenwich Park to root Zara and her teammates on. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Britain came in second behind the gold medal-winning Germany and ahead of New Zealand, which captured the bronze. (Press Association via AP Images)

Phillips, seen above with her horse High Kingdom, finished eighth out of 75 riders individually. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Phillips’ error in the jumping round – she knocked down a fence – helped cost Team GB the gold medal. However, she delivered a perfect performance in the cross-country round. (Photo: David Hecker/dapd)

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t quite do it,” Phillips told AP (via the Huffington Post) of missing the team gold medal. “We can’t be disappointed with a silver medal because it’s an amazing thing to be here.” (Press Association via AP Images)

Phillips, seen being kissed on the cheek by mother Princess Anne, is 14th in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

In 2011, she married rugby star Mike Tindall, which was the year’s second major British royal wedding after William and Kate’s lavish affair. (Press Association via AP Images)