Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter wins silver medal

Posted at Aug 01 2012 12:04 PM | Updated as of Aug 01 2012 08:04 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Zara Philipps, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and the British equestrian team came in second behind Germany in a close-fought Olympic eventing contest in front of a roaring home crowd.

Philipps is a former world and European champion and is only the third rider in the history of the sport to hold both titles at once.

Her mother, Princess Anne, was European champion back in 1971, and her father, Mark Philipps, won team gold at the 1972 Olympics and team silver in 1988 in Seoul. Mornings @ ANC, August 1, 2012.